Plumbing

Plumbing License Overview

Advanced Trade School Offers a 4 year hybrid model plumbing license education course.  This program is intended to satisfy the New Hampshire requirements for a plumbing license which currently entails 4 years of plumbing education and 8000 hours of hands on apprenticeship under a NH licensed Master plumber.

The majority of your studies will take place on line at your own pace and time of choosing, with periodic quizzes and module tests to assess your progress.  There is also an optional hands on component that is taught in person to assess performance based skills you will have learned about.

What does a plumber do?

Most people are familiar with plumbers who come to their home to unclog a drain, install bathroom fixtures such as faucets and toilets, install water heating appliances including dishwashers. In addition to these activities, however, plumbers install, maintain, and repair many different types of pipe systems. For example, some systems move water to a municipal water treatment plant and then to residential, commercial, and public buildings. Other systems dispose of waste, drain away unwanted water around homes and commercial buildings, provide gas to stoves and furnaces.. Pipe systems in power plants carry the steam that powers huge turbines. Pipes also are used in manufacturing plants, such as wineries, to move material through production processes.  Plumbers take part in new construction projects such as homes and schools, as well as renovate existing plumbing systems.

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Plumbing Year 1

Key content includes: Introduction to the Plumbing Profession, Plumbing Safety, Tools of the Plumbing Trade, Introduction to Plumbing Math, Introduction to Plumbing Drawings, Plastic Pipe and Fittings, Copper Pipe and Fittings, Cast-Iron Pipe and Fittings, Steel Pipe and Fittings, Introduction to Plumbing Fixtures, Introduction to Drain, Waste, and Vent (DWV)Systems, and Introduction to Water Distribution Systems.

Plumbing Year 2

Key content includes: Plumbing Math formulas, Reading Commercial Drawings, Structural Penetrations, Insulation, and Fire Stopping, Installing and Testing DWV Piping, Installing Roof, Floor, and Area Drains, Installing and Testing Water Supply Piping, Types of Valves, Installing Fixtures and Valves, Installing Water Heaters, Basic Electricity, and Fuel Gas and Fuel Oil Systems

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Plumbing Year 3

Key content includes: Applied Math, Sizing Water Supply Piping, Potable Water Treatment, Backflow Preventers, Types of Venting, Sizing DWV and Storm Systems, Sewage Pumps and Sump Pumps, Corrosive-Resistant Waste Piping, and Compressed Air.

Plumbing Year 4

Key content includes: Business Principles for Plumbers, Introductory Skills for the Crew Leader, Water Pressure Booster and Recirculation Systems, Indirect and Special Waste, Hydronic and Solar Heating Systems, Codes, Servicing Piping Systems - Fixtures and Appliances, Private Water Supply Well Systems, Private Waste Disposal Systems, Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs, and Plumbing for Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers.

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Ready to enroll?

It's an easy two step process!

Click on the 1st Step button below to download the instruction to register with NCCER who will track your progress towards your course completion and allow access for testing.

Once you have registered with NCCER and have your NCCER card number, click on the Step 2 button to download the instructions to register with the e-learning platform hosted by Pearson/NCCER Connect.