In Alberta, each branch in this trade has different apprenticeship requirements. For example, wellhead boom truck operator apprentices must complete 100 hours of on-the-job training and 5 days of technical training within 1 year (12 month period). Boom truck operator apprentices must complete 1,200 hours of on-the-job training and 5 or 6 weeks of technical training within 1 year. The term of apprenticeship for tower crane operators is 2 years and for mobile crane operators is 3 years. Apprentices must find suitable employers who are willing to hire and train apprentices, and successfully complete technical training examinations.