You may not realize how much work goes into becoming a residential plumber. While technically, most plumbers only need a high school education, they will still require years of study before they can make repairs in homes. By learning more about the years of learning that our plumbers have to go through, you can better appreciate the services our Plumbing Concepts plumbers provide.
Training to Become Residential Plumbers
First, anyone who wants to become a residential plumber must have a high school diploma. After that, they enter into a four to a five-year paid apprenticeship. These programs involve training while working to allow the apprentice plumber to earn a living while learning about how to become a plumber.
To add to the practical education they acquire on the job, apprentices also supplement their learning with technical classes. These classes cover topics that include how to read blueprints, what to know about building codes for plumbers, and safety while working.
Becoming a Journeyman
To work as a residential plumber without supervision from someone else, the apprentice must complete their 2,000 training hours. After completing the apprenticeship, the plumber reaches journey-level experience. In California, this level does not necessarily have a license and can only accept plumbing jobs that cost less than $500 in materials and labor.
Licensed Plumbing Contractor
The highest level attainable for a plumber is the master level, or the licensed plumbing contractor. This level requires years of journey-level work and an additional exam. However, master plumbers can work as independent contractors and don’t have cost limits on the jobs they accept.
Trust Our Proven Professionals
As you can see, it requires years of work to prove plumbing expertise in California. We have licensed contractors to work on new construction, which attests to the rigorous training we require of our plumbers. Even with their proven experience and work hours, we still continue to provide regular safety training for our plumbers who work at job sites.
Keeping our plumbers abreast of safety is important to us. But we also stress that customer service is crucial. Every job we take, we try to meet your expectations completely. Let us know if you need new construction, repairs, or installations by phoning Plumbing Concepts at (951)520-8590.