Beyond Apprentice, There’s Journeyworker
After apprenticeship, there’s journeywork for those ready for an additional challenge.
Many men and women throughout the nation become registered apprentices each year to help give themselves a promising future. Upon completing their program of study, apprentices may seek to become journeymen, thus provided with the ability to work without supervision. Continual practice and preparation help keep a journeyworker’s skills sharp, and content knowledge high.
For plumbers and pipefitters, aspiring journeymen certification candidates are expected to be experienced trades professionals with a minimum of four (4) years of provable experience in the installation of piping systems and/or who have completed a United Association (UA) sanctioned training program or equivalent.
The NITC Journey Level Plumber certification is for qualified individuals who can demonstrate journey level competence within the scope of their trade.
These candidates must be proficient in blueprint reading, jobsite safety, and in the practical (hands-on) installation, repair, and service of plumbing systems. They must be able to perform these tasks alone, or under the supervision of others. These candidates are required to possess a vast amount of content and practical knowledge regarding their trade. Journeyman plumber requirements may include the following:
1: National, state, and local requirements regarding industry codes and practices
2: Planning and installing plumbing systems
3: Trade-related math and simple physics
4: Plumbing terms and definitions
5: Back siphoning & backflow
6: Plumbing fixtures
7: Cross connections
8: Water heaters
Therefore, whether you’re a training director, association representative, employer representative, or an individual applicant, the National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) is there to help advise you along the way. Contact us at (877) 457-6482 to learn more about how our products help prepare the most qualified, most reliable, and safest trade professionals possible thanks to our wide range of industry certifications.