Plumbing Apprenticeship, Journeymen, and Licensure Program

This full Plumbing program contains the hours and content to satisfy the educational requirements for Plumbing registered apprenticeships, as well as the educational requirements to obtain state Plumbing licensure, and Plumbing Journeyman status through the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR) in Virginia. There are four levels (Plumbing Levels 1 – 4) offered, however depending on the students’ needs and occupational experience, not all four levels may be necessary.

Students entering the Level 1 Plumbing class do not need prior coursework or industry experience. Students also do not need to be currently working for a Plumbing employer to start this program.
The program is structured as a hybrid class, with a combination of both classroom and direct hands on lab training, as well as an online program content. Students will attend classes no more than one evening per week. Most students successfully work full time and part time while attending the program.

The Level 1 class introduces students to basic safety, introduction to construction math, hand tools, power tools and an orientation to the Plumbing trades and Plumbing safety skills.

As students’ progress into the higher levels of the Plumbing programs, (Levels 2 – 4) students will learn about Introduction to Plumbing drawings, plastic pipe and fittings, copper pipe and fittings, cast-iron pipe and fittings, carbon steel pipe and fittings, corrugated stainless steel tubing, fixtures and faucets, introduction to drain, waste, and vent (DWV) systems, and introduction to water systems, residential and commercial Plumbing service skills, Plumbing test equipment and all Plumbing and code and permitting regulations.

5-6 Months

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Tuition and Funding Options

Financial Assistance, Grant Funding and Sallie Mae Loans may be available for eligible students.


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Program Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years of age upon completion of the program to receive a credential, have some basic computer knowledge to successfully complete the online learning portion of the class, be able to read and write in English and have a basic understanding of math concepts.

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