About the Program

Plumbing Apprenticeship is a 4-year program. It is built to provide hands-on experience on a job while learning about the trade while in school. The program prepares you to become a Journeyman Plumber. 

The 4-year program includes

  • 576 classroom hours: 144 hours per year, delivered in a 24-week course.
  • 8,000 hours of documented work experience: 2,000 hours per year.
  • Diverse experience in residential, industrial, commercial areas of the plumbing industry.

Program Delivery: 

Hybrid: Course content is delivered online with in-class lecture and discussion. Class attendance is required one evening per week.

Program Objectives:

You will learn from industry experts in the classroom the how’s and why’s of plumbing theory, the Uniform Plumbing Code, Idaho Plumbing Code, residential and commercial installations, blueprint reading and estimating, job safety, plumbing repairs, and much more. The program trains you from the basics to being prepared to take the Journeyman’s test.

Entrance Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Preferred: Work under the constant supervision of a licensed Plumber Journeyman or Master Plumber.
  • Preferred: Apply for Apprentice Plumbing License through Division of Building Safety (208-332-7112)https://dbs.idaho.gov/


Year 1


Plumbing Level 1 by NCCER, 4th edition

ISBN 9781938936807

Uniform Plumbing Code 2015

Year 2


Plumbing Level 2 by NCCER, 4th edition

ISBN 9781938936807

Uniform Plumbing Code 2015

Year 3


Plumbing Level 3 by NCCER, 4th edition

ISBN 9781938936807

Uniform Plumbing Code 2015

Year 4


Plumbing Level 4 by NCCER, 4th edition

 ISBN 9781938936951

2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code

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Registration opens June 1, 2020
Course Timeline: To Be Announced
Course Tuition: $745. Books are not included.
Scholarships and payment options available.


  • Plumber Journeyman
  • Residential Plumber
  • Commercial Plumber
  • Industrial Plumber
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Construction

Journeyman Plumbers

Journeyman Plumbers can install and maintain water and sewer lines, as well as kitchen, bathroom and laundry fixtures and appliances. They may be called upon to do work in residences or businesses, and so must be capable of both small-scale and large-scale work. They must work in the employ of a master plumber or similarly licensed contractor but can perform many jobs without direct supervision.

Apprentice Plumber

An apprentice is a training-level employee who works in the building and construction trades while also attending classes to learn industry skills and safety techniques. Wages for an apprentice increase over the course of this training, which lasts from two to five years depending on the trade. An apprentice who graduates to journey-person is recognized as a well-qualified worker who can command the best wages and benefits.


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Our Promise To You


We have the highest standards of quality for our training to ensure our participants get the best training results without leaving the state.


Our connection to local businesses gives us a finger on the pulse of our community so we can provide real-world training to use immediately.


We hire top professionals in their field so our participants receive the most cutting edge, hands-on training possible.