While becoming a plumber isn’t everyone’s dream job, it’s someone’s dream job. A smart career decision too since its most likely everyone will need a plumber’s services at some point in their life. The start to a career in plumbing, doesn’t begin with filling out an application and being hired. There’s a lot that goes into becoming a certified plumber.
The first step to achieving a plumbing career is to graduate from high school. High school diplomas are not necessarily a requirement, but they are helpful and look good on a resume. Plumbing also requires a lot of basic math skills. Math skills and a high school diploma will give applicants a step ahead of competition.
A college degree isn’t required for plumbing, but further education is. Many plumbers will take technical courses or programs. These courses and programs help when looking for a place to start an apprenticeship. Each state is different and has different requirements to become a licensed plumber. Next it’s time to complete an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship is the most important part of becoming a plumber. An apprenticeship is usually proctored by a local plumbing union. An apprentice learns the ins and outs of the career in a hands on environment. Programs usually last about 4-5 years, within this time range a certain amount of hours need to be completed.
Once the apprentice program is done its time get a plumbing license! Each state varies on requirements for licensing, so ensure you’ve completed the correct requirements based on the state you are living in. In Idaho, there are many different types of licensing enabling plumbers to do different types of work.
If you or someone you know is in need of a plumber, or has any plumbing questions, give All Star Plumbing and Restoration a call today! Our staff is certified and ready to help with any plumbing problem!