Our Certifications

United Associations (UA) certifications are recognized throughout the building industry and trades.

We provide our members with the training to earn these certifications to keep them up to date on the latest technological advancements in the pipe trades industry.


When you earn UA certifications, contractors and employers will know that you are a highly skilled tradesman or tradeswoman, and you will be able to work productively and safely on the industry’s leading projects.


Some of the certifications available to our members include:

UA Welder Certification—there are currently 84 different UA Weld Tests within this certification

UA/NCCCO Crane Signalperson Certification

UA Green Professional Building Skills Certificate Program (GPRO-UA)

UA/MCAA Foreman Certification

UA/EPRI Industrial Rigging Certification

UA/EPRI Valve Technician Certification Program

UA/EPRI Instrumentation Technician Certification Program

AWS™ Certified Welding Inspector

UA Energy Audit Certification

UA/ASSE Backflow Certification

UA OSHA Certification

UA Medical Gas Technician Certification Program

EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Program

UA Nuclear Mechanic Program

Authorized Testing Representative

UA Plastic Piping Installer

MT-Magnetic Particle Testing, PT-Liquid Penetrant Testing, UT-Thickness Measurement Testing

UA STAR Certification

– HVACR Service Technicians, Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters


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