Electrical and Plumbing Trainings

Since 1999, Vermont Tech has been partnering with the Vermont Department of Labor to manage the related instruction component of the Registered Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship programs. Through these programs, students meet the classroom requirement to sit for the Vermont State Journeyman Exam.

For information please contact the Vermont Department of Labor at 802-828-5250 or Judy.Bourbeau@state.vt.us.

Incorporated in to the level one and two Plumbing Apprenticeship classes are two of the three Plumbing Specialty licenses:

  • PS-1, Water Heater Specialist

  • PS-2, Heating System Specialist

Class Frequency and Locations

Classes are traditionally held two nights a week at local technical centers. Currently classes are being held in Barre, Essex, Hartford, Newport, Rutland, Springfield, and St. Johnsbury. Classes start around Labor Day and run until mid-March for a total of 144 hours.

Distance Learning Classes

Classes are made easily accessible to every Vermonter via distance learning classes through Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT). Classes meet one time a week at VIT and one Saturday a month at Vermont Tech College in Randolph Center. The distance learning classes are currently being offered for levels one and two of both Electrical and Plumbing. Plans are underway to expand this option for levels three and four.


Upcoming Exam Prep Classes

Are you getting close to having your 8000 hours and applying to take your Journeyman’s exam?  We have exam prep workshops happening on Saturday, December 6 that will help you prepare.  The exam is free is you are a graduate and are going to be taking your Journeyman’s exam.

If you already have your Journeyman’s license and it’s getting close to the time to take your Master’s exam, these workshops will most certainly bring you up-to-date with the codes, and help you better prepare for the exam.  The cost is only $120.

Enroll now – space is limited and is first come, first-served.


Continuing Education Workshops

In addition to Apprenticeship classes, Continuing Education workshops are offered for licensed Electricians and Plumbers as well as Exam Prep workshops to prepare anyone planning to take the Journeyman’s or Master’s exam.

For more information please contact Teja Cooper - Project Manager
Office: (802) 879-2380 or tcooper@vtc.edu

Check out our calendar for current offerings:

  • Electrical Continuing Education
  • Plumbing Continuing Education


NEW Class - Installation of electric vehicle charging stations

Drive Electric Vermont and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation are sponsoring a free training for Vermont electricians and electricians in training on the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.

This one day course will cover technical and siting considerations of installing commercial and residential electric vehicle charging stations, and will offer electricians a chance to learn more about accessing opportunities in the EV market.

Electricians from DK Power, a Rhode Island-based electric contractor with extensive experience installing charging stations, will be facilitating this training.