NJ State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers requires completion of a plumbing apprenticeship program to be eligible to sit for the plumbing license exam. This program follows the PHCC (Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors) curriculum and provides instruction on installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repairing plumbing systems and New Jersey Plumbing Codes. Students are required to have access to the Internet, as a portion of the class is conducted online.
It is the student’s responsibility to have an employer to sponsor him/her for official apprentice registration with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship & Training.
These programs are approved by the Bureau of Veterans Training and have been recognized for their effectiveness in preparing qualified apprentices. Courses must be taken sequentially on a yearly basis. For example, the year-one course must be taken prior to year-two, and the fall semester must always be completed before taking the spring semester, unless prior approval is received from the County Apprenticeship Coordinator or Adult Education Coordinator. Students may be eligible for advance standing if they have documentation of vocational school training and/or military background. To contact the County Apprenticeship Coordinator or Adult Education Coordinator, call 908-788-1119 x2007.
Licensing Phone Numbers - State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers: 973-504-6420
Required Textbooks: (extra cost - not included in tuition):
NASCLA Contractors Guide, 1st edition, ISBN #:13-9781934234747