Exhibits & Apprentice Competition
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The National Apprentice Competition is AFSA’s flagship event, held every year in the AFSA Exhibition Hall. This event showcases the “best of the best” in the industry, beginning with a nationwide exam. The top seven apprentices advance to the national competition. There, they will cut, thread, and install a miniature wet pipe system complete with sprinklers and a pressure test — all on display to a packed exhibit hall crowd. The winner with the highest combined points on the onsite written test and practical install will receive top honors and a $5,000 cash award! Come and find out in person who will be the next national apprentice winner! The competition aims to raise the profile and recognition of skilled fire sprinkler apprentices and highlight how vitally important the technical craft of installation is to the success of our industry. Established in 1994, the AFSA National Apprentice Competition is dedicated to strengthening and growing skilled apprentices through higher education, advocacy, and industry promotion.