Oregon Plumber Apprenticeship License

The Plumber Apprenticeship License allows you to do the following work:

  • Assemble, install and repair:
    • Pipes
    • Fittings
    • Medical gas systems
    • Fixtures of heating, water and drainage systems, such as:
      • Sinks
      • Commodes
      • Bathtubs
      • Water heaters
      • Hot water tanks
      • Garbage disposal units
      • Dishwashers
      • Water according to specifications and plumbing codes
  • Locate and mark the position of pipe, pipe connections and passage holes for pipes in:
    • Walls
    • Floors
  • Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe and pipe fittings
  • Bend pipe
  • Assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes composed of:
    • Various metals
    • Glass
    • Vitrified clay
    • Plastic
  • Weld holding fixtures to structures

How to Get the Plumber Apprenticeship License in Oregon?

Before applying, note that, first, previous experience with physical and volunteer work, punctuality, and consistent work history are all taken into account during the application process. If you don't have previous experience in the Plumber Apprenticeship field, consider applying for a pre-apprenticeship program. Second, having a criminal record is not a work impediment.

  1. Meet the following basic requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; refer to the list of apprenticeship trades to determine if a High School Diploma is needed
    • Possess certain physical skills depending on the type of work to be carried out
    • Have no issue with transportation to local or out-of-town areas and job sites
  2. Choose one of the available programs for the Plumber Apprenticeship, making sure that applications are being accepted
  3. Submit your application through the official program website
  4. Present an interview and take the corresponding exams for the chosen program