Prepare for a Career as a Plumber

Develop your technical abilities and skills as a plumber with Penn Foster Career School’s Plumber program. Learn how to become a plumber through online classes that are designed to help you take the first steps toward finding a place in this fast-growing, lucrative career field.

Why become a Plumber?

Job opportunities for Plumbers are predicted to grow much faster than average in coming years. Not only are job opportunities expected to be good, the median annual salary for a Plumber is $55,160.¹ Here are some jobs you could pursue after earning your Plumber Career Diploma through Penn Foster:

  • Plumbing Technician
  • Pipefitter Technician
  • Steam Fitter Technician
  • Fire Sprinkler Installer
plumber working on a sink

Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?

Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge to help you prepare for a career as a Plumber.​
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real time with other Plumber students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Online Plumbing Training Course Details

Through Penn Foster Career School’s online plumbing courses you'll learn how to assemble, install, test, and maintain plumbing systems. You'll even take plumbing classes on how to repair and maintain water heating systems. Students will receive the National Standard Plumbing Code book as part of their program.
Penn Foster Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.


With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Plumber training online today.
Penn Foster has given me the basic understanding and used of the plumber code, and I have become a certified plumber.
Joshua K.
Plumber Graduate
plumber working on pvc pipes

Where Can I Get a Job as a Plumber?

Plumbers can be found working for a plumbing contractor, power plant, or water treatment center installing, repairing, and maintaining plumbing systems, or owning their own business.
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Get started today on your path toward helping others as a Plumber.

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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, on the Internet here (visited June 23, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.