For questions or more information about Apprenticeship training available in:

Northern Virginia
Contact Amanda Ruckman at [email protected] or (703) 968-6205.

Central Virginia
Contact Sherrie Dickerson at [email protected] or (804) 346-4222. 



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:









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  • 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

Course Work


Plumbing 1

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





Plumbing 2

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





Plumbing 3

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


Plumbing 4

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



Central Virginia
1600 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Northern Virginia 
42680 Trade West Drive
Dulles, VA 20166

Hampton Roads
5505 Robin Hood Rd., Ste. D
Norfolk, VA 23513



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