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Plumbing Apprenticeship

Plumbing Apprenticeship

The State of Arkansas requires a person working in the plumbing field must either have a journeyman or master plumber license or be enrolled in an approved plumbing apprenticeship program working toward that goal.

At ASUB Heber Springs, we offer a four-year Plumbing Apprenticeship program designed for those working in the plumbing field and interested in obtaining a plumbing journeyman's license. Our courses are taught by instructors with years of combined experience in the field and in the classroom based on a program designed by the Heber Springs Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee with approval by the Arkansas Department of Career Education State Apprenticeship Office. We can boast that our passing rate is 99% when the rest of the state is an average of 48%.  We are the only school in the state of Arkansas that can boast that fact.

To qualify for the plumbing apprenticeship program, students must be employed by a master plumber and gaining 2000 on-the-job training hours per year. Once employed under the supervision of a master plumber, a student has thirty (30) days to enroll in a state approved apprenticeship program.

Additional Information

Enrollment: Open year round - Classes run August through March
Tuition/ Cost: $300 per year
Certification Requirements: Successfully complete the mandated 160 instruction hours per year for four years to total 640 classroom hours.
Class Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: John L. Latimer Skills Training Center
Address: 71 Cleburne Park Road, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543

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If you are interested in enrolling in this program, or if you have any additional questions, to become a certified plumber, feel free to contact us at 501.362.1274 or email

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