Training Center

Training journeymen and apprentices for the future
of the plumbing and pipefitting industry and beyond.


Plumbers/Gasfitters License
Licensed to provide plumbing and natural gas services and installations. Also to ensure the public's safety by protecting the domestic water supply using the National Standard Plumbing Code.

HVACR License (Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-Refrigeration)
Licensed to install, repair, service, and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Gasfitters License
Licensed to provide natural gas piping installation, repair, service, replace natural gas utilizing equipment and associated accessories. (Fuel Gas Code, N.F.P.A. 54).


Medical Gas Certification
Installation of piping in medical gas systems is governed by requirements included in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 99) Standard for Health Care Facilities. Certification requires attending a 32 hour (minimum) course, passing a 100 question written/drawing test as well as a horizontal and vertical braze test.

10 Hour OSHA Certification
10 hour construction outreach course which covers subjects including introduction to OSHA, occupational health/HAZCOM, personal protective equipment, hand and power tools, welding and cutting, electrical, scaffolds, stairways and ladders, trenching and confined spaces and evacuations.

Backflow Certification
The primary purpose of the course is to define, describe and illustrate typical cross-connections and to suggest methods and devices by which they may be eliminated. Course consists of both classroom study and practical application. Upon successful completion of the course, apprentice is awarded a Completion Certificate and wallet-size card certifying him/her as a "Backflow Prevention Device Tester/Mechanic." The certification is approved by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

Welding Qualification
Welders are tested on the welding processes most commonly used on the majority of construction projects. Our flexible welding program can accommodate special requirements of contractors. U.A. testing standards exceed National Certified Pipe Welders Bureau (N.C.P.W.B.) specs and are certified by Harford Steam Boiler. It starts with a bend test and finishes with an X-ray. Welders who pass the tests are issued wallet-size photo ID cards, and their names are entered in a national database which is readily available to any union contractor in North America.

CFC Qualification
The United Association's CFC program is approved as a Technician Certification Program under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act by the Environmental Protection Association (EPA). A wallet-size card is issued upon successful completion of a closed-book, proctored written exam that covers all of the material specified in 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F. Exams are administered for Core, Types I, II, III and Universal CFC licenses.

Standard First Aid Certification
Basic first-aid for helping in an emergency situation.

CPR Certification
Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Confined Space Certification
The ability to recognize a confined space and to work in a confined area without injury due to lack of oxygen.