Plumbers and HVAC/Refrigeration Journeymen must take state-approved classes to maintain their licenses.
They are called “Continuing Education Unit” (CEU) classes.
All Journey Level and Residential Specialty Plumbers must obtain 16 hours of continuing education within a 2-year renewal cycle:
• A minimum of 8 hours of Plumbing Code (Code); plus
• A minimum of 4 hours Industry-Related Electrical (IRE); plus
• 4 additional hours from Code, IRE, or Industry-Related Plumbing.
All Pump and Irrigation & Domestic Pump Plumbers must obtain 24 hours of continuing education with a minimum of 12 hours plumbing or combination classes within a 3-year cycle.
Master Electrician or Electricians are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education within three years of certification renewals:
• 8 hours of CEUs must be on currently adopted National Electrical Code changes; and
• 4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
The remaining 12 hours of continuing education credit can be chosen from the list of approved courses through Washington State Department of Labor &Industries (indicated as CEUs)
First Aid/CPR - 4 hours CEU Plumber & Electrical Licenses
If your First Aid card has expired or you have never had one, you must attend these classes covering basic first aid and life-saving skills.
Class #1: Saturday, Sept 17 8:00 am - 4:30 pm WAITLIST
Class #2: Saturday, Oct 15 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Variable Frequency Drives - 8 hours CEU Electrical License
This course familiarizes students with A/C motor theory, A/C Drive Theory, Square D Drive products, enclosures, and providing job site reference materials.
Tues/Thurs Jan 17 - Jan 19 4:30 pm - 8:30 pmWAITLIST
NFPA 70 E - 4 hours CEU Electrical License
Students will become familiar with the standards for electrical safety in the workplace and work with the NFPA 70E workbook and Ugly's electrical reference handbook.WAITLIST
Conduit Bending - 4 hours CEU Plumber License
The students will become familiar with understanding how to select the correct tubing size for the number of conductors, as well as proper tube bending practices.WAITLIST
Basic Electrical Theory - 48 hours for Electrical Trainee Card Requirements
This course will help you understand electricity, and perform basic electrical calculations for everyday use. Basic understanding of motor and transformers is also covered. Students will be introduced to the important subject of how and why grounding works.
Tues/Thurs: Sept 13, Sept 15, Sept 27, Sept 29, Oct 11, Oct 13 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PLUS Saturdays: Sept 24, Oct 8, Oct 22 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Electrical Controls for CO2/R-744 - 8 hours CEU Electrical License
This class will give the students information on CO2/R7-44 Refrigeration Systems for the development of troubleshooting electric controls within the system.WAITLIST
Service! Backflow Prevention Certification - 12 Hours CEU Plumber License
This course will give you classroom instruction and hands-on training in the installation, service and repair and testing of backflow prevention devices. Each student will be given a state-monitored exam.
Registration/$50; Exam fee/$200; Book/$99.00 [Registration/Exam fees are non-refundable] (USC, AWWA materials)REGISTER
Tues/Thurs: Class #1 May 24th – June 30th 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class #2 July 19th– September 6th 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class #3 September 27th - November 3rd – 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Service! Backflow Professional Growth - 4 Hours CEU Plumber License
Professional growth class for those that are preparing for the hands on test to maintain their BAT certificate. Course is one, 8-hour session in duration. The student will refresh skills to properly test the SPVA, PVBA, DCVA, and RPBA. Also, this course will apply Chapter 6 of the Uniform Plumbing Code requirements for their installation and maintenance.
Class: Saturday January 15th 8:00 am – 4:30 pmWAITLIST
Saturday August 27th – 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Equipment Grounding - 4 hours CEU Electrical License
This course will provide safety information one quipment grounding as it relates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the RCW / WAC for the state of Washington. Approved for 4 hours of electrical continuing education.
Thursday, Feb 16 4:30 pm - 8:30 pmWAITLIST
Washington State Rigging Qualifications - 4 hours CEU Plumber License
The student will have a basic understanding of sling and rigging hardware, and will become familiar with the limitations, practices, associated hazards and inspection requirements. The student will understand load calculations, center of gravity, effects of angels on rigging components, load turning, knots and tag line use, chain and lever action hoists, and winch, block and basic hand signals.
Class #1: Saturdays February 12th and 26th 8:00 am – 4:30 pmWAITLIST
Class #2 Saturdays July 30th and August 20th 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
OSHA 30 - 4 hours CEU Plumber License
A continuation of OSHA 10, this 30 hour course provides further instruction on construction industry safety & health topics for all construction personnel. Students receive certificates from OSHA.
Online Mondays and Tuesdays November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm WAITLIST
PLUS Saturdays November 12, 19 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
NEC Code - 8 hours CEU Electrical License
This is a refresher course on the state laws, regulations & the changes to the National Electrical Code as amended by the State of Washington. Has been approved by the state for CEU's toward electrical license renewal & Plumber Cont. Ed. (8 hours of CEU for Electrical License in either in-person or online course)
Tues/Thurs Oct 25 - Oct 27 4:30 pm - 8:30 pmWAITLIST
Signal Person Qualifications - 4 hours CEU Plumber License
This course will convey the knowledge andstandards required for the safe operation of mobile and tower cranes. Students will be given a written and practical exam by the NCCCO.
Mon/Wed May 16th - May 23rd 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmREGISTER
UPC Upgrade - 12 hours CEU Plumber License
This course is are fresher to the theories & principles of properly installed plumbing systems. Each will be able to identify all components of plumbing systems with respect to design, function & current code application. (12 hours of CEU for Plumbers in either in-person or online course)
CLASSES: Tues/Thurs September 13th - September 22nd 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmREGISTER
Tues/Thurs Feb 15th – Feb 24th 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Electrical Safety - 4 hours CEU Plumber License
This course will provide safety information one quipment grounding as it relates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the RCW / WAC for the state of Washington.
Thursday August 25th 4:30pm - 7:30pmWAITLIST
Thursday March 3rd 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RCW/WAC - 4 hours CEU Electrical License
This course will provide safety information on equipment grounding as it relates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the RCW / WAC for the state of Washington.
CLASSES: Thursday, Dec 1 4:30 pm - 8:30 pmWAITLIST
UA Medical Gas Certification - 12 hours CEU Plumber License
This course focuses on the proper procedures & requirements needed to successfully install or retrofit a Med Gas System.You must pass a written & brazing exam to be UA certified.
Registration/$50; Exam/$116; Book $79.39 [Registration/Exam fees non-refundable].
• Class #1 Saturdays Feb 12th and Feb 26th 6:00 am – 4:30 pm PLUS Tues/Wed Feb 15th – Feb 23rd 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
• Class #2 Saturdays Apr 23rd and May 7th 6:00 am – 4:30 pm PLUS Tues/Wed Apr 26th – May 4th 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
• Class #3 Saturdays Oct 15th and Oct 29th 6:00 am – 4:30 pm PLUS Tues/Wed Oct 18th– Oct 26th 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NOTE: If your Med Gas card has lapsed with the state of Washington, you must take the exam with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to renew it, rather than take the NITC test.REGISTER
Electrical Troubleshooting for Plumbers – 4 hrs CEU Plumber License
This course takes the principles learned in the Basic Wiring course and applies these foundational installation practices to diagnostic exercises. Students will gain familiarity with ladder diagrams and learn to use an electrical multi-meter.REGISTER