30 Instruction Hours • 75 Study Hours • Self-paced—completed within 1 to 12 Months
No Prerequisites • Certificate in Plumbing Theory • Distance Education—delivered by video instruction with instructor support available by email or phone. Online exam only—no hands-on skills assessment.

This knowledge-based Plumbing Course teaches the A–Z of the plumbing trade taught by a licensed plumbing instructor, rapidly preparing students for entry-level work in plumbing. Receive consistent, high-level instruction in everything related to plumbing in topics such as tools, safety, the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC), drain, waste and vent, toilets, laves, tubs, fixtures, water heaters, commercial grease traps and so much more! You’ll learn the rough-in, top-out and installation of all new construction plumbing, as well as basic plumbing repair and maintenance. Students study and complete the course at a pace they control, with sufficient retention of the knowledge to pass their exams with a score of 80% or higher.

Completion of this Plumbing Course prepares individuals to enter employment in positions involving Maintenance Plumbing, Plumbing Assistance and the plumbing work involved in General Maintenance and Repair positions such as Maintenance Mechanic, Facilities Maintenance Technician, and Building Maintenance and Repair Technician.

  • This course is NOT intended to lead to becoming a Licensed Plumber.
  • Certificates of this School do not qualify an individual to work as a licensed Plumber or as a licensed Contractor.
  • General Maintenance and Repair (SOC 49-9071 US Department of Labor), is a non-licensure occupational classification as are various trade assistant jobs in plumbing, including but not limited to (49-3015, Helpers-Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, Steamfitters [Bureau of Labor Statistics]). For more occupational information on these and related SOC’s go to: or
  • Only employees working on their employer’s premises, or individuals working on their own residence, may perform plumbing work without a Journeyman or Contractor’s License. Additionally, maintenance employees are prohibited from certain types of plumbing work without a license. Permissible tasks for maintenance workers involve repairing and replacing of existing plumbing systems, operating and maintaining plumbing systems, and working directly with licensed Plumbing Journeymen. A self-employed individual may not perform any plumbing (except on their own residence) without a Plumbing Contractor’s License.
  • In order to become a licensed Plumber, an individual must be at least 16 years of age, register as an apprentice plumber, be employed by a licensed Plumbing Contractor, complete work under constant supervision of a licensed Plumbing Journeyman or Master employed by the Plumbing Contractor, and be enrolled in or have completed a four-year training program at an approved school. In order to become a licensed Journeyman Plumber, an individual must have completed 8,000 hours of qualified plumbing work as a registered apprentice under the constant supervision of a licensed Journeyman Plumber, and passed the licensure exam.
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