Journeyman Training

Upcoming Training Classes

Contact the training center at 713-861-3202 ext 217 to register.

Backflow Tester 60 Hr. Class - $215.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee will offer a 48 hour Backflow Prevention Assembly Testers Course. This course presents guidelines for acceptable practices for Testing Backflow Prevention Assemblies used in Cross Connection Control Programs. Course material includes information needed for identifying cross-connections, understanding how backflows occur and the dangers they present, methods used to control backflows and recommended applications for each type of backflow assembly, and hands-on testing and maintenance procedures for various assemblies.

Students who successfully pass the Certification Exam administered at the conclusion of the course will receive a certificate issued by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) and will meet the course requirements to be licensed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

The class will meet on the following dates from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  The cost for this class is $215.00 and must be paid before June 7, 2021. If payment is by check, make it payable to the Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee (HAPJAC). If you are paying by cash, exact amount is required.

Monday, June 7, 2021                              Monday, June 28, 2021
Wednesday, June 9, 2021                       Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021                           Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021                     Monday, July 19, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021                           Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – practical (hands-on) exam
Wednesday, June 23, 2021                     Monday, July 26, 2021 – written exam

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course – CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.

Backflow Repair Class - $160.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a 32 hour Repair Class that will meet the requirements of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) to recertify as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

 

Medical Gas Piping Installation 32 Hr. Class - $55.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a 32-hour Medical Gas Piping Installation Training Class. The class will meet on the following dates from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  The cost for this class is $55.00 for union members who take it for the first time. If payment is by check, make it payable to the Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee (HAPJAC). If you are paying by cash, exact amount is required. To qualify for the ASSE 6010 Medical Gas Installer Certification:

  • Candidate must have a minimum of four (4) years of documented practical experience in the field of installation of plumbing or mechanical systems.
  • Candidate shall have completed a minimum 32-hour training course conducted by a Medical Gas Systems Instructor certified to ASSE Standard 6050

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee in cooperation with the UA/MCAT State Training Committee is offering a 40-hour Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Course. This forty hour course meets the application requirements of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners for Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler Specialist Endorsement examination and the course requirements for American Society of Sanitary Engineers for Plumbing Based Residential Fire Protection Systems Installer Certification. This course provides the plumber with the technical requirements to design and install Multipurpose Systems and an understanding of current Laws, Rules, Standards and Codes governing Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems for one and two family dwellings.

The cost for the Course is $190.00 for union members. Cost includes ASSE Certification Examination for ASSE 7010 Certification.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

 

OSHA 30 Hr. Class - no charge for Local 68 members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering the OSHA 30 hour class. The class will meet on the following Saturdays from 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM: You MUST attend all 4 Saturdays assigned to the class you register for to receive the OSHA 30-Hour Certification. 

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

 

Service Plumber 60 hour Certification Class - $55.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a 60 hour Service Plumber Certification Class.  This class will review customer service skills, operating principles and performance characteristics of products, equipment and systems, installation procedures, safety precautions and hazards, proper documenting and recording, and other valuable skills that make a well-rounded service plumber.

Journeyworkers who successfully complete this course will be certified to the ASSE 13010 Service Plumber Certification credential and meet the requirements for the Plumber 911 program.

The class will meet on the following dates from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.  The cost for this class is $55.00. If payment is by check, make it payable to the Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee (HAPJAC). If you are paying by cash, exact amount is required.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

 

 

UA Foreman Certification Class - $55.00 for union members

The United Association (UA) has addressed the industry’s needs by developing an intensive 48 hour course of study that indicates classroom and problem solving instruction using the latest information and materials.  This course is for experienced Job Foremen.  Those who successfully complete the course are eligible for the Certification Examination.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

 

Backflow CE - $160.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a 24 hour Backflow Continuing Education Class that will meet the requirements of the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) to recertify as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester.

The class will meet on the following dates from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.

HVAC Service Class - $55.00 for union members

The Houston Area Plumbing Joint Apprenticeship Committee is offering a 160 hour HVAC Service Class at the Beaumont Instructional Service Center located at 695 Chamberlin.  The class consists of the following 40-hour modules:  Basic Electricity, Basic HVAC, EPA/Refrigerants, Trouble Shooting and Service.  Space is limited to 20 students with priority given to Journeymen.  Apprentices are able to secure any available seats prior to the start of the first session.  Students are asked to bring a laptop or tablet if available.

Contact the Training Center to pre-register for the course and you will be notified when it is offered.