Plumber Apprentice Last updated 01/05/2021

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Fees

License Fee Description Exemptions
None

Description

This apprenticeship leads into a Journeyman Plumbers license. Plumbers assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings, medical gas systems and fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as sinks, commodes, bathtubs, water heaters, hot water tanks, garbage disposal units, dishwashers and water according to specifications and plumbing codes. They locate and mark the position of pipe, pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in walls and floors using ruler, spirit level and plumb bob. They cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings, using hand tools and a threading machine. Plumbers also bend pipe using a pipe-bending machine or by placing pipe over a block and bending it by hand, assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of various metals or glass, vitrified clay, and plastic, and use hand tools and power tools. Plumbers may weld holding fixtures to structures.

Duration

7,700 to 8,000 hours (approximately 4 years).

Renewal Information

Apprentice licenses are automatically renewed for active apprentices and trainees.

Duplicate License Requirements

Active apprentices and trainees can obtain replacement licenses by contacting:

Oregon Apprenticeship and Training Division
971-673-0760
971-673-0768 (fax)
atdemail@boli.state.or.us
www.oregon.gov/BOLI/ATD

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
2-3 Weeks

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

Required Documentation

None

Examination Information

Apprentices in electrical and plumbing occupations are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for their license exam upon completion of the program (licensing fees apply).

Continuing Education Requirements

None

Bonding Requirements

None

Insurance Requirements

None

Additional Information

Other Information

None

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