About the Program

  • All schooling and work experience must have been obtained per State requirements.
    • Plumbing Apprenticeship is a 4 year program;
    • The state requires a minimum of 144 classroom hours per year;
    • And, 2,000 hours of documented work experience per year.
    • A grade of 70% or higher with attendance is required to pass;
    • Completion must be documented each year with the State of Idaho Plumbing Bureau before the journeyman exam can be taken.
  • We offer in-class, hybrid and online options, vary by location:
    • In-class: the classes are held in the evenings, three hours per night, and twice a week for a minimum of 24 weeks;
    • Hybrid: Course content is delivered online and in-class with lab access. Class attendance is required one evening per week.
    • Online: 100% of the course material is delivered over the Internet via an instructor led course. This does require a motivated individual to dedicate time and stay current with the materials.
  • The program teaches mathematics for plumbing, blueprint reading, drafting techniques, welding and safety; the differences between plumbing in a residential building compared to a commercial structure.
  • Idaho has a reciprocal journeyman license agreement with the following states: Washington / Montana / Oregon

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/

Tuition and Books

Check back in May 2019


Check back in May 2019


  • Twin Falls
  • Hailey

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.