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Plumber Apprenticeship

What Is A Plumber?
Plumbers work with the various materials and fixtures used in installation, removal, maintenance, extension and alteration of a plumbing system. Plumbing systems include all sanitary drainage, storm drainage facilities, special wastes, vent systems, public or private water systems and gas piping within or adjacent to any building.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess high school diploma or GED
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes and to ensure personal and co-worker safety on the job.
  • Must be prepared to attend two nights per week in related training classes (school) during school terms.
  • Must present valid California drivers license when accepted.
  • Should be able to present verification to potential employers of legal right to work in the United States.

The benefits programs are jointly administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of members of U.A. Plumbers and Steamfitters and Contractor’s Associations. As an employee and union member you will be afforded excellent medical, dental and optical coverage as well as pension and supplemental pension plan benefits.

During the term of five (5) years, the apprentice will work 9000 hours of on-the-job training. You will also attend 1080 hours of related training classes.

Application Process
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Local program requirements may vary from area to area please contact individual programs for more information.

Southern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
18931 Laurel Park Road, Compton, CA 90220 (310) 604-0892  
1246 Locust Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813 (562) 436-1082  
1111 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 688-9090  
1955 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-6345  
18931 Laurel Park Road, Compton, CA 90220 (323) 636-9871  
1035 N. Niagara, Burbank, CA 91505 (818) 843-8670  
6225 Federal Blvd., San Diego, CA 92114 (619) 262-7589  
223 South Rancho, Colton, CA 92324 (909) 825-0359  
3008 Sillect Avenue, Ste 100, Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 589-3824  
3904 West First Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703 (714) 775-5564  
Central California
Address Phone Email Web Site
3710 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-2416  
93 Thomas Rd Buellton CA, 93427 (805) 688-1470  
Northern California
Address Phone Email Web Site
401 Nebraska Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 (707) 644-4071
(707) 644-0314 (fax)
8750 Younger Creek Drive, Sacramento, CA 95828 (916) 383-1102  
935 Detroit Avenue, Concord, CA 94518 (925) 686-0730  
780 Commercial Street, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 453-6330  
1308 Roman Way, Martinez, CA 94553 (925) 229-0883  
1519 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010 (650) 692-0442
(650) 692-7620 (fax)
2660 Newhall Street, San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 562-3838