Member Training

Please contact the Training Facility (301-552-3505) or email Maria Vasquez at mvasquez@plumbersualocal5training.com to register for classes.

All training courses will take place at the Local 5 Training Facility located at 5000 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, MD 20706. All classes begin at 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

All class materials and exam fees are payable via cash, credit card, or money order (made payable to Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Fund). Payments are accepted Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 5000 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706. Credit card payments can be processed via phone (301-552-3505) or in-person. Please submit payment before the first night of class.

Most classes are for Local 5 Union Members only. Class sizes are limited to a 16-person maximum unless otherwise noted. A waitlist will be established for each class. You will be notified via phone and email when space is available.

Updates Effective September 2022:

-Helpers may only take Helper Class, OSHA 10/30 and classes held on Saturdays.

-All Journeyman & DJ Classes will require a $100 refundable deposit, due within 48 hours of reserving your space in class. The deposit will be accepted by cash only and must be submitted in-person at the Training Facility.Requiring refundable deposits for JM/DJ class assists the Local 5 Training Facility to efficiently allocate resources and ensures that members obtain access to necessary classes. Upon completion of the class, the $100 cash deposit will be refunded to the member.

-The Training Facility will no longer support TREEO based Backflow full certification or re-certification.  All Backflow certifications and re-certifications will use the ASSE model, testing, and fees. Please note: As each Journeyman moves from a TREEO certification, to an ASSE (re)certification, an initial, full ASSE certification fee of $120 – $140 will be required. Subsequent ASSE re-certification ASSE fees are lower, in a range of $75-$95. Journeymen/DJs will be required to submit the fee within the first few weeks of the course.

Fall 2022 Available Courses:

*You must contact the Training Facility to register.

Backflow Full Certification- ASSE (Available to non-members with course fee)

Date: Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom # 118

Course Length: 11 weeks

Instructor: Daniel Somoza

Class Materials: Backflow Manual ($109) *TBD

Required Exam Fee: $120-$140

Completers of Backflow Full Certification class will become ASSE 5110 certified backflow testers of ASSE 1013, 1015, 1020, and 1056 devices.

Backflow Re-Certification- (Available to non-members with course fee)

Date: Starts Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom # 118

Course Length: 2 nights

Instructor: Daniel Somoza

Class Materials: None required

Required Exam Fee: $75-$95

Completers of Backflow Full Certification class will become recertified in ASSE 5110 backflow testing for ASSE 1013, 1015, 1020, and 1056 devices.

Braze Certification/Re-Qualification

Details:

Date: To be determined.

Code Review (Plumbing & Gas Code)– Union Members only

Date: Tuesdays starting September 6, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom #128

Course Length: 11 weeks

Instructor: Matt Berry

Books available for purchase: International Plumbing Code (IPC 2021) $71.00, International Gas Code (IGC 2021) $71.00, WSSC (2018) *$51.00 *Price TBD.

This class is comprehensive review of ICC International Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code books in order to prepare for code testing in multiple jurisdictions.

Foreman Training – Union Members only

Date: Classes will be held on Mondays. Starts on Friday, September 9, 2022, due to Labor Day. Mondays to resume the 2nd week (September 12, 2022) 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm., Classroom #129

Course Length: 11 weeks
Instructor: Chris Reed

Class Materials: Foreman Manual ($50)*

Forman Training class is a joint creation by the United Association and the Mechanical Contractors Association, covering all the basic knowledge and positive habits needed to be a successful and productive jobsite or crew supervisor.

 

*This class qualifies for Divisional Journeyman (DJ) advancement. 10 hours to be considered as complete.

Helper Class– Union Members only

Date: Wednesdays, starting Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.,           Classroom # 128
Instructor: Corey Johnson/Jeff Emig
Course Length: 7 weeks
Class Materials: Use and Care of Tools ($35)*

This class is focused on giving helpers the basic but critical knowledge of tool use, safety, and mathematics which will make the students more productive and valuable to both crew and contractor.

NITC Medical Gas Installer/Brazer Full Certification– Union Members only

Date: Starts Monday, December 5, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom # 110
Course Length: 11 weeks
Instructor: Corey Johnson
Class Materials: NFPA 99 book (2021) ($90) + Applicable exam fee below

Required Exam Fees:

Medical Gas Installer/Brazer full cert. exam with Braze certification: $150 exam fee
Payment must be submitted at time of confirming class. Payment is accepted by credit card, cash or money order made payable to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Fund.

Medical Gas Installer full cert. exam without Brazing: $130 exam fee
*Some individuals may not desire to complete the exam with brazing, based on needs.

 

To Qualify:

Minimum of four (4) years of documented practical experience in the field of installation of plumbing or mechanical systems. For more information visit NITC’s website:

https://nationalitc.com/certifications/medical-gas-installer-6010.cfm
*This class qualifies for Divisional Journeyman (DJ) advancement.

NITC Medical Gas Installer Re-Certification– Union Members only

Please note that dates for this class have not been finalized. General details include:

Date: TBD
Course Length: 2 weeks
Instructor: TBD
Class Materials available if needed: NFPA 99 book (2021) ($90) + Required exam fee for Medical Gas Installer Re-certification exam $60

*Please confirm the status of your current NITC MedGas Installer Certificate before confirming your space in the class. NITC MedGas Installer certificates are valid for 3 years, with a 1-year grace period after date of expiration (cert. is not valid during grace period). Individuals should plan to renew before the date of expiration. **If for some reason the member does not attend the initial recert. exam session scheduled; members are allowed to schedule a 2nd exam session without a fee. After a second absence (3rd scheduled date), members are required to pay the $60 exam fee.

OSHA 30 Construction Certification – Union Members only

Date: Thursdays starting Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom # 132

Course Length: 11 weeks

Instructors: Chris Biondi/John Cerniglia

Class Materials: None required

*This class qualifies for Divisional Journeyman (DJ) advancement.

**OSHA 30 Certificate does not expire but should be renewed every five years.

***Missing a single class will disqualify a student from receiving their certification.

The OSHA 30 Construction Certification covers standards, procedures, and policies relevant to our industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA Construction Standards, construction safety and health practices, and emphases on areas in construction which are most hazardous or fatal.

Service Class– Union Members only

Date: Thursdays starting Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., Classroom # 112

Course Length: 11 weeks
Instructors: Eric Smith/Brandon Jones
Class Materials: Service Manual ($90) *

*This class qualifies for Divisional Journeyman (DJ) advancement.

The Service Class is focused on our trade’s most used tools, equipment, and troubleshooting guides.  Students will gain intensive knowledge on safety, drainage and venting systems, water distribution, fuel gas systems, fixtures, equipment, appliances, traps, and interceptors, all relating to service and maintenance.

Virginia Continuing Education – Available to Members and Non-Members

Please note that dates for this class have not been finalized. The class will consist of two nights:

(3) three hour session during night #1, (1) one-hour session during night #2. General class details include:

 

Dates:

Winter Session 2023 – Wednesday, January 18th , 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and

                                          Wednesday, January 25th, 2023, 4:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

Spring Session 2023 – Wednesday, April 19th  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and

                                         Wednesday, April 26th, 2023, 4:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

Course Length: 2-night class (night #1 – 3 hours, night #2 – 1 hour).

Instructor: Tom Buckley
*Class offered to non-members at no cost.

**The student must attend all available hours (3 on the first night and 1 on the second) to receive full credit.

**Effective Jan. 1, 2023, this class satisfies the plumbing and gas requirement for the State of Virginia.