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*Please note that Plumbing is not a Chapter 74 certified program.*

About the Program

Anyone planning to take the Massachusetts examination for the Journeyman Plumbing License must first complete five courses: Plumbing Tiers 1-5. (Students who graduated from a Massachusetts state-approved Chapter 74 program may be eligible to begin at Tier 4.)

State regulations permit students to take both Tier I and Tier II during the same calendar year, allowing students to finish the five plumbing tiers in four years. 

Apprentice plumbers must complete the five-tier curriculum in order to be eligible to test for the journeyman plumber's license.

A valid Massachusetts apprenticeship card must be obtained before registering for Tiers II-V.  If you have an application pending, please contact our office for more information at 781-861-7150.

Minuteman recommends students submit apprentice paperwork to the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters by November 1 of each year to allow for ample processing time.
 

Plumbing Tier I

  • March 13-June 15, 2023
  • Mondays-Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 PM
  • This Plumbing Tier I course is FREE for unemployed or under-employed people. (See tuition info on right.)
  • Apply online
  • Email or call MTI at 781-861-7151 with questions
     

Plumbing Tier 2

  • Will be offered in 2023. Details to be announced.
  • Students must have completed the Tier 1 course and be a registered apprentice working in the plumbing trade in order to register for Tier 2.
     

Plumbing Tier 3

  • Will be offered in 2023. Details to be announced.
  • Students must have completed the Tier 2 course and be a registered apprentice working in the plumbing trade.
     

Plumbing Tier 4

  • Will be offered in 2023. Details to be announced.
  • Students must have completed the Tier 3 course and be a registered apprentice working in the plumbing trade.
     

Plumbing Tier 5

  • Will be offered in 2023. Details to be announced.
  • Students must have completed the Tier 4 course and be a registered apprentice working in the plumbing trade.

Tuition

  • Cost:

    • Plumbing Tier 1 is FREE for qualified applicants. Begins Nov. 1, 2022. See details below.
        

    • Plumbing Tiers 2-5: $900
       

  • Payment options:  Full payment upon registration or a minimum payment of $300 with two additional payments to follow at $325 each.

Free Tuition for Tier 1

This training is provided COST-FREE for the following Massachusetts residents:

  • Anyone who is unemployed
     
  • Middlesex County residents who earn less than $63,900 gross annually
     
  • Suffolk County residents who earn less than $45,500 gross annually
     
  • Worcester County residents who earn less than $46,700 gross annually
     
  • Essex County residents who earn less than $50,000 gross annually
     
  • Most recent high school graduates

The Plumbing Code Tier 1 program is supported by grant funding from the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet.