Registered Apprenticeship and Craft Training courses are administered by the North Alabama Craft Training Foundation (NACTF) at several locations throughout North Alabama. Classes meet once a week for 36 weeks beginning in August. Registration and tuition information can be found at this link:,  or you can call Wade Thompson at (256) 355-1168 ext. 304, or email [email protected].


To promote, provide for and operate an apprenticeship and training program, which shall be registered with and approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training of the United States Department of Labor, with a view to ensuring the existence of a quality local work force in various crafts related to the building industry.

Crafts Currently Offered
Carpentry, Electrical (Commercial), Pipefitting, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, Project Supervision

NACTF is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Apprentices’ training can be transferred to any area in which there is a NCCER-accredited program. Additionally, NACTF is certified through The Department of Labor. (NOTE: NACTF is not an NCCER Testing Site)

NACTF's school year closely follows the Huntsville City Schools Calendar: August - May of each year. Each class meets a total of 36 times per year (including registration and graduation nights). Classes are held at various locations in Huntsville, Madison and Decatur. Apprentices will be informed of their meeting time and place the night of registration. Apprentices must obtain 8,000 on-the-job training hours during the course of the four-year program prior to graduation. Tuition rates are announced prior to registration each year.