Prepare for a Career as a Plumber

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

Why become a Plumber?

Job opportunities for Plumbers will continue to grow in coming years. Not only are job opportunities expected to be strong, but the average 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 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.

Interactive Online Training Focused on Job Readiness

As industry demands and learning styles change, Penn Foster is investing in next-generation updates to our programs. With our newly released next-generation training platforms, we make it easier than ever to reskill and upskill learners like you for today’s most in-demand roles. With interactive learning aids, fresh content, and our proven Learn-Practice-Apply instruction model, you can be sure you are getting the most comprehensive training in today’s top industries. Take a sneak peek at our newly released learning platforms.

Online Plumbing Training Course Details

Through Penn Foster’s online plumbing courses, you’ll study 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 International Plumbing Code textbook as part of their program.
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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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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, on the Internet here (visited March 30, 2021). 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.