How long does it take to become a plumber?
Depending on your experience and education, it doesn’t necessarily take years to become a plumber! Most plumbers need to have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as some training on the job and through a technical school program. With Penn Foster’s Plumber High School Career Pathway, you can get a head start on learning plumbing basics while you finish your high school diploma. Then, your classes can transfer to our online Plumber Career Diploma Program, which you can complete in as little as 8-12 months.
What qualifications do you need to be a plumber?
Plumbers need some education in the field and on-the-job training. Additionally, many states may require you to be licensed to work as a plumber.
How do I get experience to become a plumber?
Most plumbers will gain experience on the job or in an apprenticeship. Working under skilled, licensed plumbers, you’ll apply what you learned in school to real-world situations.
Does plumbing require math?
Yes, plumbing requires some basic math knowledge. Plumbers use several forms of math daily, from estimating the cost of a job to calculating pipe measurements.