Online Trade Certificate Verification now available

Trade certificates that have been issued to apprentices who have successfully completed an apprenticeship in Western Australia can now be verified online through a new Online Trade Certificate Verification (OTCV) self-service available in Apprenticeship Office’s Western Australian Apprenticeship Management System (WAAMS) online client portal.

Individuals can enter the tradesperson's first and last name and training contract ID into the Verify Trade Certificate section of the WAAMS portal, and if a matching trade certificate is found the system will return the name of the apprenticeship and the date that the trade certificate was issued.

Apprentices are able to opt out of this service if they do not want their trade certificate details to be available via OTCV.

Trade certificate copy

A hard copy trade certificate is issued to every apprentice that successfully completes an apprenticeship in WA. Should an original trade certificate become destroyed, lost or stolen; an apprentice can now log into their WAAMS portal account to request a digital copy which will be automatically sent to the email address associated with their account.

Apprentices and trainees also have an option in WAAMS to download an extract of their training contract.

An application for a replacement hard copy trade certificate can be made by completing the Application for a replacement trade certificate form available from the Apprenticeship Office website.

Further information and user guides for these new services are available on the Apprenticeship Office website at, or by calling 13 19 54.

Page last updated October 07, 2022