What Do Plumbers Do?

Plumbers help support public health by building and maintaining water and sewer systems. They work in a variety of settings, including residential, commercial, and industrial structures, installing, maintaining, and repairing potable water and wastewater systems.


United Association Plumber Training

Tradesmen and tradeswomen who aspire to become plumbers must complete the five-year United Association registered apprenticeship program.

Apprentice plumbers earn while they learn. During classroom and on-the-job training, plumbing apprentices receive fair wages and benefits. The majority of an apprentice’s training occurs on the job as they learn from highly skilled and experienced journeymen plumbers.

With the combination of work experience and classroom instruction at UA training centers, apprentices will become well-rounded plumbers. All UA training center classes are taught by accredited instructors, ensuring that all apprentices become highly skilled, trained, and certified journeymen plumbers.

We strongly encourage plumbers to maintain and expand on their certifications with continued education. This provides additional work opportunities and the ability to work with the industry’s latest technological advancements.


Become a Union Plumber

As the demand for environmentally friendly technologies is on the rise, the need for trained plumbers continues to grow. If you want to be part of this trend, begin with the Mountain States Pipe Trades Association to get the training you need to succeed.

Join the MSPTA Today

If you are already a plumber, you should consider joining the MSPTA to get the wages and benefits you deserve.

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