Apprenticeship Program Information

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Apprenticeship Program News

Registering for Apprenticeship

2019 Apprenticeship Registration is now open! Contact PHCC today to find out how to register your students with us!

JUST STARTING ON THE APPRENTICESHIP JOURNEY? Both the company and the apprentice have to become registered with the Department of Labor. When you join PHCC-IA and put someone into our program, we coordinate and submit the majority of this paperwork for you!

Contact Randi Malone at 515-868-0400 to get details about how to sign up and enroll apprentices today!

 


Background Information About the Licensing Law & Apprenticeship

In 2007, the Iowa Legislature enacted "The Iowa Plumber and Mechanical Professional Licensing Act,” a law that created statewide licensing for contractors performing work in the plumbing, HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), hydronics and refrigeration areas.
 
Commencing on January 1st, 2010 all new  technicians working in any of these four areas will need to complete a four-year Department of Labor (DOL) approved apprenticeship program and pass a state exam in order to obtain their state license. PHCC operates a 4-year registered apprenticeship program for both Plumbing and Heating/ Cooling technicians. Our apprenticeship program is recognized and certified by the United States Department of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship Training and by license and code authorities that utilize the DOL/BAT standards. Students participating in a Department of Labor apprenticeship program must meet two key requirements during each of the four years: (1) 144 classroom hours and (2) 2,000 on-the-job earning hours. Participants in the PHCC Program will attend face-to-face classes in Cedar Rapids or Des Moines. Both classes meet face-to-face for 102 hours and will be supplemented with online training and testing to meet the full 144 classroom hour requirement. The student’s employer will be responsible for helping the student meet the 2,000 hour on-the-job requirement.
 
Questions ?
If you have questions or wish to register, please contact PHCC of Iowa at 515-282-8192.
 

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