Plumbing Apprenticeship Program

This program of study satisfies the state requirement for plumbers’ apprentice educational hours. Students should register for the course that corresponds with their year of apprenticeship. Courses are designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge to progress through the four-year apprenticeship and help prepare students to pass the state licensing examination. THIS IS NOT A HANDS ON PROGRAM.

This program is approved by the State Apprenticeship Council of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training. Classes include reading assignments and written tests. Attendance is strictly enforced and make-up classes are limited. Students requiring makeup sessions will incur additional fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Each semester consists of 75 hours: 25 meetings in the fall term and 25 meetings in spring term. All Plumbing Apprenticeship Training classes are held at Davies Career & Technical High School in Lincoln. All students must register prior to the start of class. Registrations cannot be accepted at Davies.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All students are required to bring a 2015 IPC Code and Commentary book to class. This requirement applies to all levels. The book is available for purchase at the CCRI bookstore in Lincoln and is not available at the Davies location.

Veterans may choose to use their VA educational benefits to cover either their Apprenticeship Training Program through their employer or their tuition and fees for the related instruction hours at CCRI. Students may not be certified for both programs. For more information about using your Apprenticeship benefits, please contact the RI State Approving Agency at or 401-736-1164. To be certified for the related instruction at CCRI, please contact Micaela Black at

Registration begins for continuing CCRI Plumbing Apprenticeship students on 5/1/17.

Registration begins for new Plumbing Apprenticeship students on 6/26/17.

The courses include the following areas of study:

Plumbing I

  • Introduction to plumbing
  • fixtures and faucets
  • plumbing drawings
  • plumbing math
  • plastic pipe and fittings
  • introduction to drain, waste and vent systems
  • distribution systems
  • copper pipe and fittings
  • cast iron pipe and fittings
$795 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (includes textbook)

Monday & Wednesday, 6-9p.m., Sep 18 - Dec 13, 2017 & Jan 17 - May 2, 2018

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Plumbing II

  • Installing water heaters
  • installing DWV piping
  • installing water supply piping
  • installing fixtures, valves and faucets
  • servicing fixtures, valves and faucets
  • installing roof, floor and area drains
  • types of valves
  • plumbing math
  • commercial drawings
  • fuel gas systems
$835 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (includes textbook)

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p.m., Sep 19 - Dec 21, 2017 & Jan 16 - May 3, 2018

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Plumbing III

  • Backflow preventers
  • indirection and special waste
  • servicing piping systems, fixtures and appliances
  • sewage pumps and sump pumps
  • water pressure boosters and recirculating systems
  • sizing water supply piping
  • types of venting and proper application
  • applied math
  • codes
$835 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (includes textbook)

Monday & Wednesday, 6-9p.m., Sep 18 - Dec 13, 2017 & Jan 17 - May 2, 2018

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Plumbing IV

  • Private water supply systems
  • water supply treatment
  • compressed air
  • plumbing for mobile homes and mobile home parks
  • swimming pools and hot tubs
  • locating buried water and sewer lines
  • sizing DWV and storm systems
  • corrosive-resistant waste piping
  • hydronic and solar heating systems
  • business math for plumbers
$835 + $5 non-refundable registration fee (includes textbook)

Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9p.m., Sep 19 - Dec 21, 2017 & Jan 16 - May 3, 2018

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*EasyPay is now available for non-credit courses offered through the Center for Workforce and Community Education. For more information click here: CWCE non-credit EasyPay information

Contact Information

CWCE Office Locations

Knight Campus, Warwick
400 East Avenue, 4th Floor
Warwick, RI 02886
Tel: 401-825-1214

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Tel: 401-333-7070

Liston Campus, Providence
One Hilton Street
Providence, RI 02905
Tel: 401-455-6144

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Last Updated: 3/19/18