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Applicant Requirements and Procedures

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Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Education: High school graduate or have passed the high school equivalency test (GED), prior to making application.


Physical: All applicants must be physically capable of performing the work of their prospective trade.


Residency: All applicants for the occupations of Plumber, Housing Plumbers, and Pipefitter must be a resident of one of the following counties; King, Clallam, Jefferson, Chelan, and Okanogan, or in the western one-half of Douglas County, or western one-half of Ferry County.                                                     

Testing: Applicants must complete the Ed Ready test administered onsite at Seattle Area Pipe Trades Apprenticeship.  You must schedule a test time.  Tests are only conducted on Tuesdays at 2pm.  Applicants must complete the Ed Ready test with a score of 60 or better.   AccuPlacer tests are accepted from a community or technical college.  You must have a score of 80 or better. These are the only diagnostics accepted at this time. If you have taken an Algebra class in high school or college in the last year, and received a "B" grade or better, we will accept this in lieu of testing (must be on an official transcript). Exception - Housing Plumber and Marine Pipefitter applicant test scores will only be advisory. 

 

Other: All apprenticeship applicants must have a valid WA state driver’s license. 

Each applicant is to select ONE of the classifications by marking the box which

indicates the applicant choice of trade. Veterans who completed military technical

training school in recognized apprenticeable occupation, may be given direct entry

into the apprenticeship program. The JATC shall evaluate the military training received

and on-the-job learning experience received for granting appropriate credit on the term

of apprenticeship and the appropriate wage rate.


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How: Applicant must bring in ALL of the necessary requirements to obtain an application:


1. Copy of a valid Washington State driver’s license

2. High school transcripts or G.E.D. test scores (not diploma)

3. One of the following math requirements:

  •  Results of the Ed Ready (60 points minimum) Or
  •  Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test (80 points minimum); OR 
  • "B" or better in Algebra within last year

4. Negative NON-D.O.T. (urine - 5 panel) drug test results

 


The applicant must bring all of the above with them in order to receive an application.

Once verified, the applicant will be issued an application to be completed and

returned at that time.


When: Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

Where: 595 Monster Road SW, Suite 100, Renton, WA 98057


Interview: All valid applications will then be scheduled for a hands-on test by

the committee. After achieving a taking the hands-on test, applicants

will be interviewed. (these are not scheduled on the same date). I

nterviews will be about twice yearly. Upon completion of interview,

applicants will be placed on respective waiting lists according to their ranking score.

Applicants will remain on the waiting list for a maximum period of six months without

reapplication. 




Applicant must have the following minimum scores in order to be processed further:


Minimum Scores:

TestWritingReadingNumerical (Pre-Algebra)

Ed Ready

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60

AccuPlacer

(Elementary Algebra only)

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80


*Please take the Pre-Algebra portion of the numerical skills test* Housing Plumber and Marine Pipefitter applicants must submit test scores, however, they are for advisory purposes only. No minimum scores are required for the housing plumber and marine pipefitter apprenticeships.


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Seattle Area Plumbers & Pipefitters office at (425) 271-5900.

 

NOTICE: All apprentices are required to enter into a scholarship loan agreement with the JATC. Apprentice applicants seeking credit for previous experience gained outside of the supervision of the JATC, must submit such request at the time of application and furnish all records, affidavits, licenses and certifications to substantiate the claim.

 

The Seattle Area Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry Journeymen & Apprentice Training Trust admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the training school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.

 

IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986, OUR PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS  WILL HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED ALIEN WORKERS.

 

*WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


To view our Standards of Apprenitceship, please visit:

http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Apprenticeship/files/standards/0115.pdf