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.

Apprenticeship Kickoff day and textbook information

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 at Vermont Tech. Classes meet one time a week online 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.


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.

Courses - Enrolling soon!

For more information please contact Bonnie Chamberlin - Project Manager
Office: 802-728-1422 or bchamberlin@vtc.edu


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 Michelle Girouard - Project Manager
Office: 802-728-1680 or mgirouard@vtc.edu

  • Upcoming Electrical Continuing Education Workshops
    This two-day class covers the new regulations and current electrical Code updates as released from the 2014 NEC Code book and the 2014 Vermont Electric Safety Rules.  This class is designed for licensed electricians and qualifies for 15 hours of Continuing Education for Master and Journeyman electricians, or 8 hours of continuing education for many of the Specialty electrical licenses. Continuing education hours can be credited for Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine electrical licenses.

  • Upcoming Plumbing Continuing Education Workshops
    We offer a variety of continuing education topics that will give you the credit hours you need to fulfill Vermont State Licensing requirements. Professioanls can sign up for 2, 4, and 8 hour blocks depending on subject needs. These workshops may include: 2015 Code; ADA Standards for accessible design; Backflow Prevention; Drain, Waste and Vent; Hot Water; and Water suppy and distribution. Continuing education hours can be credited for Vermont plumbing licenses.

  • HVAC Technician  HVACR training will prepare you for a career as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning, or refrigeration installer or technician. 


This two-day training is intended to provide building trades workers with information about how to recognize, avoid and prevent job related hazards, as well as provide information on employee rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. This training will emphasize hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Areas of Focus to include: Introduction to OSHA and OSHA Focus Four Hazards. Classes will run 5 hours each day to fulfill the 10 hour training requirement.

In order to receive your course completion card, you must attend and complete the entire class, including all requisite topics and the minimum number of classroom hours, at the training session for which you register.
All current and former apprentices will be awarded seats first.

Course cost:
$0 for apprentices
$50 for non-apprentices
For questions about this training, contact Bonnie Chamberlin, Project Manager Continuing Education & Workforce Development at Vermont Technical College
bchamberlin@vtc.edu or 802-728-1422