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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About the Program

Apprenticeship Program Quick Facts

  • Provides for a 4-year apprenticeship
  • Specifies at least 576 hours of related information
  • Provides supervision of classes by a School Review Committee
  • Committee and Joint Apprenticeship Committees
  • Controls plumbing apprenticeship through advisory committees – masters and journeymen
  • Recognizes the fundamental principle that plumbing work should be done only by properly qualified journeymen plumbers, assisted by apprentices, employed under the supervision of a Master Plumber
  • Establishes a permanent uniform national plan of plumber-apprentice training, under control of the trade
  • Apprentices are taught the proper attitude toward work and employer with particular emphasis on the importance of safety and responsibility to the public
  • The apprentice must understand the laws pertaining to plumbing, including the administration of those laws
  • Discussions encouraged on sanitary plumbing health hazards and its effects on the environment

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