Plumbing Code and Theory
Adam Poplaski and Douglas Mahon
Apprentice - Journeyman - Master
Would you like to become a licensed plumber? According to the Massachusetts State Board of Plumbers and Pipefitters, before you take the licensing exam you must have an apprentice license, 5 years of on-the-job training, 550 hours (110 per year) of classroom instruction in plumbing code and theory from an approved school, and work for a master plumber. For each year in which an apprentice obtains 110 clock hours of education, that apprentice must accrue 1700 clock hours of qualifying work experience with some exceptions:
- An unlicensed individual may complete Tier 1 of the education requirement prior to obtaining an apprentice license.
- A licensed apprentice may complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 in a single calendar year.
- In the event that an apprentice is enrolled in a tier but loses their employment, they shall be permitted to complete the tier they are enrolled in.
Requirements are subject to change at any time by the State of Massachusetts.
Tiers 1 and 2 are being taught by Adam Poplaski (Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School teacher). Tiers 3 and 4 are being taught by Douglas Mahon (Douglas J Mahon Plumbing and Heating). All students must bring a current MA Plumbing and Gas Code Book to all classes. Approved school by the MA Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.
Time - Tiers 1 and 3: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 9, beginning February 26
Time - Tiers 2 and 4: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9, beginning February 27
Cost: $880 per tier of 110 hours