School is on Monday and Wednesday evenings (except for Backflow)

The spring semester began on Wednesday, January 3rd and will conclude on March 26th (weather permitting.)   There are NO days off or holidays during this semester.  IF school is cancelled it will be on KDKA or WPXI's website or posted on their TV station.  We will make every effort to post it on our website. DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO SEE IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED!

 Our school/office is located at:   3128 ALLENDALE STREET, PITTSBURGH, PA 15204 (SHERADEN)

Effective immediately, all mail is to now be sent to the above address.

We will be offering another initial certification BACKFLOW class for those that have not been certified before.  It is on Tues/Thurs evenings from March 13-April 26.  Call or email us for more details.

*The Allegheny County Health Department will administer the Journeyman and Masters exam on Wed., April 25th. Deadline to apply is Wed., March 21st. Go on their website: and click on "bureaus" then "environmental health" then "plumbing" for an application.

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Advanced Standing

This applies to only beginning first year students who qualify to take the test under the Allegheny County Guideline. they are as follows:

  1. Successful completion of related training program consisting of at least one school year of instruction.
  2. Successful completion of related training provided by the military during active service.
  3. College credits received towards a major related field.
  4. Other comparable training/college credits that would meet the requirements of 1, 2 or 3.
  5. Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution.

Allegheny County does require a fee for taking the exam. Individuals who qualify must apply with the county to take the exam before the first night of class.

Students who pass the exam according to County standards, will receive 144 school hours once the student presents certification of the test results.

Please contact the AMPAC office or the Allegheny County Health Department’s Plumbing Division for details about obtaining an Advanced Standing application. Their number is (412)578-8123.