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Tennessee Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors, Inc.

The Tennessee PHCC has launched our online apprentice program starting on October 1, 2019!

Tennessee PHCC Apprentice Program

“This program will fill an education gap that exists for our members outside of the Knoxville area.  The KAPHCC Apprentice School in Knoxville is successful as a brick-and-mortar school and we would like to expand this program to other areas of the state.  The online program uses the same curriculum as the Knoxville program and will have regional testing and hands-on activities scheduled.

Members will have two options for their employees: the first option will be achievement with the NCCER credentials, (upon successful completion and passing of all test modules) and the second option will also include US Dept of Labor registration as a Certified Apprentice.

This program has been a few years in process and we are excited to offer this tremendous benefit to our members for their employees and the future of the industry,” said Beth Killen, Executive Director.

TN PHCC Members are able to request a registration packet on our website, and register their apprentices for the program starting October 1st*.  The program will be powered and accredited by the NCCER (National Center for Construction and Education Research) Connect online program.  The TN PHCC Apprentice School online program is registered as part of the national apprentice system with the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration– Office of Apprenticeship.

This training program is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn the textbook fundamentals of the HVAC or plumbing trades.  The training course must be supplemented by their employer with through on-the-job training in each area of instruction in the book. NCCER Certification is achieved by completing the on-line assignments for each module and passing a proctored Competency Test that will be scheduled in the apprentice’s area based on the number of students that register and their locations.

After the employer and employee registrations are complete, the apprentice will receive a textbook and instructions for accessing the course content on NCCER Connect. Students must have access to a reliable internet provider to complete the course.

The apprentice will have 12 months to complete the course or by 12/31 of any year.  Registrations will be accepted until March 1st for the 2020 Plumbing I and HVAC I courses

Plumbing or HVAC contractors who would like to become members and enroll an apprentice will receive the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020 for one yearly membership rate (14 months for the price of 12). Click here for Membership Information.

*Members within 45 miles of metro Knoxville will not be eligible for the online program due to the current KAPHCC Apprentice School program. 

Contact Us for a Registration Packet Today!*

Would you like to enroll students in the TN PHCC Apprentice Program but are not a member?