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Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

Plumbers install and repair pipes that carry liquids or gases to and in businesses, homes, and factories.
Plumbers typically do the following:

  • Install pipes and fixtures
  • Study blueprints and follow state and local building codes
  • Determine the amount of material and type of equipment needed
  • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
  • Troubleshoot systems that are not working
  • Replace worn parts

Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. / Virginia (if apprenticed)
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
Plumbing I

Includes Core Curriculum, textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Introduction to the Plumbing Profession
  • Plumbing Safety
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Introduction to Plumbing Math
  • Introduction to Plumbing Drawings
  • Plastic / Copper / Cast-Iron / Carbon Steel Pipe and Fittings
  • Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing
  • Fixtures and Faucets
  • Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV) Systems
  • Introduction to Water Distribution Systems

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Plumbing II

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Plumbing Math Two
  • Reading Commercial Drawings
  • Hangers, Supports, Structural Penetrations and Fire Stopping
  • Installing and Testing DWV Piping
  • Installing Roof, Floor and Area Drains
  • Types of Valves
  • Installing and Testing Water Supply Piping
  • Installing Fixtures – Valves and Faucets
  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Installing Water Heaters
  • Fuel Gas Systems
  • Servicing of Fixtures – Valves and Faucets

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Plumbing III

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.

  • Applied Math
  • Sizing Water Supply Piping
  • Potable Water Treatment
  • Backflow Preventers
  • Types of Venting
  • Sizing DWV and Storm Systems
  • Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps
  • Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping
  • Compressed Air
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Plumbing IV

Includes textbook, materials, lab supplies, instructor fees, Journeyman’s Exam (Central Virginia Only) and License Fee.

  • Business Principles for Plumbers
  • Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader
  • Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation Systems
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Hydronic and Solar Heating Systems
  • Codes
  • Servicing Piping Systems – Fixtures and Appliances
  • Private Water Supply Well Systems
  • Private Waste Disposal Systems
  • Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
  • Plumbing for Mobile Homes and Travel Trailer
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Northern Virginia

Central Virginia

Hampton Roads

42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

2023-2024 Applications are Closed

1600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

2023-2024 Plumbing
Apprenticeship Application

5505 Robin Hood Road, Suite D
Norfolk, VA 23513

2023-2024 Plumbing 
Apprenticeship Application