The ABC Plumbing Apprenticeship Program is a Registered Department of Labor (DOL) program leading to
licensure as a Journeyman Plumber in the State of Texas. Apprentices work full-time during the day for a
sponsoring plumbing company under the supervision of a Journeyman Plumber and attend classes two
evenings a week for four years. The work hours fulfill the DOL and Texas State licensure requirement of 8,000
hours of on-the-job training (OJT), and the class hours fulfill the DOL and Texas State licensure requirement of
656 instructional hours.
Apprentices who complete these requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Bureau of
Apprenticeship and Training as well as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
and are eligible to sit for the Texas State Journeyman Plumbing licensure examination.
Curriculum & Training
Plumbing Year 1-Class Hours—164; OJT Hours—2,000
Introduction to plumbing safety, tools, math, drawings, fittings, tubing, fixtures, introduction to water
distribution systems and drain, waste, and vent systems.
Plumbing Year 2-Class Hours—164; OJT Hours—2,000
Plumbing math, commercial drawings, DWV piping, installing roof, floor, and area drains, valves, water supply
piping, electricity, water heaters, and fuel gas systems.
Plumbing Year 3-Class Hours—164; OJT Hours—2,000
Applied math, water supply piping, water treatment, backflow, venting DWV and storm systems, pumps, and
Plumbing Year 4-Class Hours—164; OJT Hours—2,000
Mobile homes, travel trailers, swimming pools and hot tubs, private water disposal systems and water supply
well systems, serving systems, fixtures, and appliances, codes, hydronic and solar heating systems, indirect and
special waste, water pressure booster and recirculation systems, crew leader skills, and business principles for