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Plumbing Apprenticeship


Our plumbing apprenticeship combines classroom instruction (160 contact hours a year, 40 weekly classes a year) and on-the-job training (2000 hours/year). Classes take place one evening per week during the semester.

Upon registering for this program, you will gain an apprenticeship license for the state of Arkansas.


 Plumbing Apprenticeship

The plumbing apprenticeship program lasts for four years, or 576 hours of instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Classes begin in July and are in session through May.

  • GED or high school diploma
  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • Employment with a plumbing contractor in the state of Arkansas

Year 1:

  • Upon entry into the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, apprentices will receive an Plumbing Apprenticeship License form.
  • Upon completion of the form, the apprentice must return the application to the NWACC apprenticeship office. DO NOT MAIL this form to Little Rock.
  • Once received and the fees are paid, an apprentice license will be ordered from the Department of Health, and will be mailed to the address of the apprentice.

*Please note, a copy of Program Registration (US DOL ETA 671) form will serve as a temporary license until receipt of license from the state of Arkansas

Years 2 - 4:

  • Renewals are sent to the NWACC apprenticeship office. Upon renewal notice, the renewal will be sent to the class and handed to the apprentice.
  • Apprentices will receive a notice of renewal in late December or early January.
  • The Department of Health will mail the notice. It is the responsibility of the apprentice to pay their renewal fee each year.
  • Upon renewal, the license will be mailed back to the NWACC apprenticeship office and delivered to class.
  • Starting in 2020, all plumbing apprentices will sign a receipt of renewal and license form.
  • Should a license expire, the apprentice must notify the NWACC apprenticeship office. Reinstatement of license can only be done through this office.

*Please notify the NWACC apprenticeship office of address changes and employer changes to ensure that licenses have accurate information and are sent to the right address.

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Courses and Schedule

CRN Title Mtg Days Dates Time Location
4028 Plumbing 1 M 7/20/2020 - 5/10/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT C113
4029 Plumbing 1 T 8/25/2020 - 5/19/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM WCC 224
4030 Plumbing 2 T 7/21/2020 - 5/21/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT C107
4031 Plumbing 2 W 8/26/2020 -5/20/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM WCC 224
4032 Plumbing 3 W 7/22/2020 - 5/12/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT C107
4033 Plumbing 4 T 7/21/2020 - 5/11/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM SCWT B103
4034 Plumbing 3/4 Th 8/27/2020 - 5/22/2021 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM WCC 224