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To Become a Shop Steward

Online Application

Click the button below to complete your online Shop Steward Application.

Apply Online To Become A Shop Steward

Applications will be reviewed by the District Council (D.C.) team. A representative from the D.C. will contact and schedule applicants. You will receipt at the end of applying online.

Eligibility Requirements

  • In order to become a Certified Shop Steward, you must be a New York City District Council of Carpenters Journey Person for a minimum of 5 years consecutively, with no breaks in service.
  • You must also complete a Department of Labor 504 form for a background check
  • In order to be certified or re-certified as a Shop Steward, you must have all of the necessary classes complete and up to date.


Listed below are all the courses you need to become a Shop Steward. Please make sure you have all of the following certification cards before coming down to the CTC to be processed. Please note that you cannot certify via fax, telephone or email and you must present all of your cards in person.

Requirements for Shop Stewards (All Trades)

  • 32HR UBC Steward Training Class & Test
  • 30HR OSHA (Must be issued within last 5 years)
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • 4HR Hazard Communication

+ Additional Requirements for Carpenters, Dockbuilders, High-Rise ONLY:

  • HILTI/Ramset Card
  • E21 Certificate of Fitness FDNY

- Discontinued Requirements

  • Laser Certification
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