Apprentice School

PLUMBING APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

The Rhode Island Master Plumbers Association’s Apprenticeship training program is a private, non-profit, school offering the accredited educational hours required by the RI general laws RGL-20 sanctioned by the Rhode Island Department of Labor. An apprentice plumber is required to complete 576 hours within a 5-year period that is commonly completed in a 4-year period but can be completed in as little as 3+ years for the aggressive motivated individual. Every year over 75 students choose our school to learn the theory of plumbing with classroom training to provide them with the necessary skills required for the Journeyman Plumber exam to succeed in their career.

Upon completing the required accredited haours, our students obtain a combination of technical and critical thinking skills. In order to maintain the highest levels of learning and training, we provide informative training seminars and manufacturer plant field trips including incentives to attend outside training seminars to increase their knowledge of the newest and upcoming products as they become available.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications can be obtained from The Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training
1511 Pontiac Ave., Blg. 70
Cranston, RI 02920

Licensing Questions Contact:
Chief Plumbing Investigator “Pat Luther”
Tel. 462-8525 Fax 462-8528

3. *1st Semester Tuition

$700.00 Standard Rate
$500.00 Member Rate **

Accepting check or money order. NO CASH
(Same rates apply for 2nd Semester due the beginning of January.)

* All new students who have paid their first semester tuition in full will receive a
FREE copy of the "2012 International Plumbing Code and Commentary Book"
One (1) Code Book per student.

Any questions regarding our apprentice school, please
contact our School Administrator Mike Scallon at
401-595-7944

PIPEFITTING APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Pipefitter Journeyperson - Class II

Limited License

Cannot be self-employed

1. Minimum of 4000 hours of on the job training with a minimum of 288 hours of trade related schooling, shall be a properly registered apprentice in a State of Rhode Island approved apprenticeship program.

2. An out of state Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II license will allow the applicant to be tested for the Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II Rhode Island license. A copy of the license shall be attached to the application. In the event a State does not have a Pipefitter Journeyperson Class II available, a notarized resume showing five (5) years experience, as a Journeyperson Pipefitter shall accompany the application.

3. Shall have a working knowledge of boilers, gas, oil, controls, thermostats, control wiring, and different types of radiation, also knowledge of blueprint reading and pipe layout.

4. Commercial heating installations are limited up to 500,000 BTU’s. Residential heating installations are limited up to 500,000 BTU’s.

Section IV, Heating Boilers, of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code shall be followed.

A. Steam boilers for operations at pressure not exceeding 15 psi.
B. Hot water heating and hot water supply boilers for operations at pressures not exceeding 160 psi and/or temperatures not to exceed 250 degrees F.

5. Shall have knowledge of OSHA, State Building Codes, and currently approved edition of the International Mechanical Code.

6. Limited to heating installations only. Process pippin is not allowed with the Class II license.

7. A company shall be permitted to train one (1) apprentice per two (2) licensed persons for on-the-job training. Any properly registered apprentice shall at all times, work under the direct supervision of a Master Pipefitter I or II or a Journeyperson I or II.

8. A Pipefitter Journeyperson II may apply for a Pipefitter Journeyperson I license by entering the Pipefitter I apprenticeship program. Serve an additional 6,000 hours of on-the-job training plus 432 hours of related training and shall woe under a Pipefitter Master I or a Journeyperson I.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

*1st Semester Tuition

$700.00 Standard Rate
$500.00 Member Rate **

Accepting check or money order. NO CASH
(Same rates apply for 2nd Semester due the beginning of January.)

Any questions regarding our apprentice school, please
contact our School Administrator Mike Scallon at
401-595-7944