The Plumbing Apprenticeship Training Program is a 4-year Program. Each year consists of two separate semesters, totaling 72 class hours per semester. The Allegheny County requirement is 576 school hours as stated in Article XV, Rules and Regulations of the Allegheny County Health Department (The Plumbing Code).
The apprentice must accumulate 576 school hours before an application can be made to take the Journeyman Plumber examination to gain licensure. The apprentice must also work for a licensed Master Plumber at the time he/she is attending school. Work time for a Master Plumber must total 8,ooo hours over four years or more. School and work hours must be submitted to Allegheny County. Both the applications and affidavits from Master Plumber employers must be notarized.