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Medical Gas Inspector & Medical Gas Verifier Certification

The National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) tests and certifies personnel in the Medical Gas, Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVACR, Fire Protection & Safety Systems, and related industries. NITC is a third-party provider of certification Medical Gas Inspector 6020 CertificationA Medical Gas Inspector certification candidate is a qualified individual who can demonstrate competence within their scope […]

Medical Gas Installer 6010 Certification

The National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) tests and certifies personnel in the Medical Gas, Plumbing, Pipefitting, HVACR, Fire Protection & Safety Systems, and related industries. NITC is a third-party provider of certification and is non-discriminatory in accepting applications and issuing certifications to candidates without regard to membership in any trade association or union […]

Regulatory Requirements for Licensing and Certification for Plumbers Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, and Georgia

The profession of plumbing is controlled by each state with a combination of experience requirements, examinations, and other evidence of fitness to practice the profession at the journeyman and master levels. Some states offer reciprocity – allowing certification from certain other states as proof of competence for licensure, but both the requirements and the list […]

Regulatory Requirements for Licensing and Certification for Plumbers

While each state varies on its licensing and certification requirements for plumbers, we have compiled a list of some of the top places to work in the plumber industry and their specific standards. California In California, it is the contractor who must meet licensing requirements by the state Individuals start out working as an apprentice […]

Why Employers Look for Certified Professionals

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters can expect to see approximately 51,000 job openings every year over the next decade. NITC stands ready to help prepare professionals to fill these positions through their highly respected training and certification programs NITC certifications are often key to the hiring process […]

NITC: Accelerating Apprentices’ Careers

Designed to protect workers from the abuses of the time, The National Apprenticeship Act of 1937 marked the beginning of our modern apprenticeship programs. Since then, national apprenticeship programs have grown and expanded in most, if not all, of the trades, including the pipe trades. Many junior colleges now offer educational programs in plumbing, HVACR, […]

Climate Change – Creating Dynamic Plumbing Trade Growth

The escalating effects of climate change, coupled with unprecedented population growth and urbanization, are rapidly changing the face of the plumbing trade. Recent water shortages worldwide have dominated the news, and it has become evident that the challenge of providing clean water for everyone will only increase in the future. It’s estimated that by 2040 […]

Medical Gas and Vacuum System Brazing

While certified pipe brazers are seldom hailed as heroes, it’s no exaggeration to say that the reliability of our vital medical gas and HVACR systems rests squarely on their shoulders What is Brazing? Brazing is a joint created with a temperature over 450 degrees centigrade. If correctly done, brazed joints can be stronger than the […]

Climate Change Creates Jobs for Air Conditioning Technicians

The dramatic increase in previously rare weather events has made real that climate change is upon us, and the term “climate emergency” is beginning to be used. Increased temperatures worldwide, rising sea levels, and the melting of glaciers are creating flooding, monster storms, landslides, and more significant than ever forest fires. Climate change poses a […]

Desperate Need for California HVACR Professionals

Recent California heatwaves have produced hundreds of calls to HVACR companies for inspections and repairs. Amidst this unprecedented demand, companies are finding themselves increasingly shorthanded. One company owner-reported over 200 calls in a single day. “It’s the perfect storm,” he said. “Soaring temperatures, high demand, not enough workers. Part of the problem stems from the […]