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PHCC Academy® Plumbing & HVACR Workforce Readiness Course

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The Plumbing and HVACR Workforce Readiness Course provides individuals with an introduction to working in the plumbing-heating-cooling industry.

The course is perfect for deciding which career path a new hire is most interested in, career changers, industry support staff, new individuals to the trades and those interested in the P-H-C industry.

The registration fee for the Workforce Readiness course is $0. Your registration will be active for 90 days.

If you have questions or are having registration problems, please contact [email protected].

Course Credential: Certificate

This online educational course gives prospective plumbing and HVAC industry workers an opportunity to learn about the p-h-c trade before choosing a career path.

During this six-module course, participants will learn what is required to pursue a career in the industry as well as key skills and techniques to help them succeed. Students must complete the course in 90 days.

This course is offered online through the PHCC Academy®. It was created by the PHCC Educational Foundation, and developed by Adam Manley, PhD., Associate Professor of Career and Technical Education at Western Michigan University.

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PHCC Academy® Plumbing Pre-Apprentice Course

Special Pricing – $29!

The Plumbing Pre-Apprentice online educational course is an affordable introductory course designed to help entry-level plumbing workers beproductive as helpers, and assist in determining an appropriate career training path. The course offers an in-depth introduction into plumbing definitions & principles, customer service & soft skills, safety, science & math, plumbing systems & products, and troubleshooting fixtures & gas.

Course Credential: Certificate

During this seven-module course, participants will learn what is required to pursue a career in the plumbing industry, as well as key skills and techniques to help them succeed. Students must complete the 7-module course in 4 months (120 days).

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Journeyman/Master Plumber Exam Prep Course

When: May 3-5, 2024

Friday: 7am - 4pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm
Sunday: 8am - 4pm


This 3-day class will help you prepare to pass the written, multiple choice and practical sections of the journeyman and master plumber exams.

We will review the IPC, IRC codes, including a brief overview of the Colorado state adopted code amendments, and will help you apply the requirements of these codes/amendments to the installation of plumbing systems.

Topics covered include:

  • the currently adopted codes, namely, the International Plumbing Code (IPC), the International Residential Code (IRC), including fire sprinkler provisions as well as the Rules and Regulations as adopted by the Examining Board of Plumbers
  • a step-by-step demonstration (out of appendix E) of water and water pipe sizingDrain Waste and Vent.
  • how to navigate the code book and test to the code in order to pass the exam 
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PHCC—National Awards: Call for Nominations

Do you want to demonstrate your appreciation for your boss, business owner, instructor, co-worker, or even for yourself? Then nominate them for an annual PHCC award!
The call for nominations for the following awards is now open:

PHCC Plumbing Contractor of the Year
PHCC Plumbing Apprentice of the Year
PHCC Plumbing Instructor of the Year
PHCC HVAC Contractor of the Year
PHCC HVAC Apprentice of the Year

PHCC HVAC Instructor of the Year
Colonel George D. Scott Award 

For questions about PHCC—National awards, please reach out to Cathi Horner.
Awards will be presented at PHCCCONNECT2024 in Birmingham, Alabama. We hope to see you there!
What better time than Women’s History Month to shine the spotlight on women making a real difference in our industry!
  • You can’t help but feel good hearing about PHCC member Marsha Dollendorf, who has been at the helm of Roy’s Plumbing in New York for more than 50 years. Watch this short video on how she stepped up to run the family business … and how it’s grown beyond her expectations!
  • And PHCC is super proud of the PHCC contractors – Katie Byrd, Amy Hart, Deidra McElroy, and Devynn Thompson – who made this list of 10 influential women who share in this Plumbing & Mechanical article the value of a career in the trades and how to attract more women into the field.
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