Apprenticeship Program

The Plumbers Local 360 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee recognizes the need for structured training to maintain the high level of skill and competence demanded in the pipe trades.

Registered apprenticeship provides the most practical and sound method to meet that need, to prepare individuals to be skilled craft workers, and to ensure industry an adequate supply of skilled workers.

In furtherance of these goals, the Plumbers Local 360 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee has established these Standards of Apprentice outlining all the terms and conditions for the qualification, recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices.

Equal Opportunity Pledge

The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate this apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30, as amended.

Terms of Apprenticeship

The term of apprenticeship shall consist of five ( 5 )

Years divided into ten equal segments. Apprentices are advanced at 850 to 1000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 123 hours of related instruction.

Qualifications of applicants for Apprenticeship

Apprentice applicants shall be selected on the basis of qualifications alone and in accordance with objective standards which permit review after full and fair opportunity for application.

Applicants shall meet the following minimum qualifications:


  1. All applicants shall be at least 18 years of age except as noted in B.2 below.
  2. Applicants shall submit reliable proof of birth date with the complete application to ensure meeting the minimum age requirement. Examples of acceptable proof include a valid driver’s license, , birth certificate, or other State identification.


  1. Applicants shall be high school graduates or provide proof of equivalent attainment such as successful completion of GED tests ( tests of General Education Development). Each applicant shall submit, with the completed application, a high school transcript or an official report of GED test results.
  2. An applicant ho is seventeen (17) years of age at the time of applicationwho otherwise meets all qualifications, may be rated and ranked and placed on the Pool of Eligibles list. Such an applicant must provide proof that a graduation certificate or GED has been awarded, and must be eighteen (18) years of age, prior to being indentured by the JATC.
  3. Drug testing will be required prior to admittance to the program paid for by the JATC.

Selection into the apprenticeship program will be in accordance with the Affirmative Action Plan and Selection Procedures made a part of these Standards.