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.
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.
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.
- Electrical Continuing Education
- Plumbing Continuing Education
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.