New Minimum Requirement

As of October 17, 2014 we require one year of algebra as a minimum requirement for apprenticeship application.

Here is the new policy (online policies and standards will be updated soon)

Must have one year of high school algebra or integrated math 2 with an average yearly grade of “C” or better.  A college algebra course that meets or exceeds high school algebra, with a grade of “C” or better may be substituted for high school algebra.  A college math placement test which indicated placement in class Math 60 or higher may also be substituted for high school algebra.

All Minimum Requirements for this program are:

1) Must be at least 18 years of age

2) Must provide documentation proving that you are a high school graduate or received a GED

3) Must have one year of algebra as detailed above.

2017 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code Books – Order Now!

Please visit the Area II Plumbers JATC Store to order your 2017 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code Books!

Prices:
• $150 for a Code Book

Thank you for supporting Area II Plumbers JATC!

Credit Union for Area II

This is Great News!  IBEW/SJ Cascade Federal Credit Union has partnered with Area II Plumbers JATC to offer all of the benefits that come with being a member of a credit union.  To take advantage of this opportunity, please call (503) 581-6221.  Please note, only registered and active apprentices and training agents are eligible.  Click here to learn more about the Credit Union.

 

 

Continuing Education

We had a great first year!  Please watch for an announcement when our 1st 2014-2017 cycle Journeyman Plumber Continuing Education Course is online!

Standards Update

Updated Standards – revised 9/17/2014.   Added Minimum Requirement:

Must have one year of high school algebra or integrated math 2 with an average
yearly grade of “C” or better. A college algebra course that meets or exceeds high
school algebra, with a grade of “C” or better may be substituted for high school
algebra. A college math placement test which indicated placement in class Math 60
or higher may also be substituted for high school algebra.

Please be sure to download and save the revised standard.

 

Updated Standards – revised 4/18/2013.   The journeymen to apprentice Ratio requirements have changed:

 The ratio of apprentices to journey-level worker shall not be more than one (1) apprentice to the first one (1) licensed plumber journey-level worker in full employment for the first two (2) apprentices on the jobsite. The fab shop will be defined as a separate jobsite. Additional apprentices are authorized at a ratio of one (1) apprentice for each additional three (3) licensed plumber journey-level worker(s). (See ORS 660.126 (f))

Please be sure to download and save the revised standard.   The change is also reflected on our Journeymen to Apprentice Ratio page.

 

Policies & Procedures Update

Area II Plumbers JATC Policies & Procedures were Updated on October 1, 2014. The Sections that were affected are:

  • Section 8.3. Credit for Prior Experience
  • Section 17.4.8. Training Agent Payment Terms

Please be sure to download and save our Revised Policies & Procedures.

 

Area II Plumbers JATC Policies & Procedures were Updated on February 21, 2013. The Sections that were affected are:

  • Table of Contents: Page Numbers Changed
  • Section 7. Selection Procedure (7.2.D)
  • Section 7. Selection Procedure (7.4.a and 7.4.b.3 and 7.4.c)
  • Section 9. Initial Employment Procedure and Dispatching (9.3)
  • Section 10. Probationary Period (10.2)
  • Section 11. Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities (11.1.g.i)
  • Section 11. Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities (11.6.d)
  • Section 15. License Exam (15.3)

Please be sure to download and save our Revised Policies & Procedures.

 

Area II Plumbers JATC Policies & Procedures were Updated on October, 18 2012.  The Sections that were affected are:

  • Table of Contents:  Page Numbers Changed
  • Definitions:  Added Definition (#10)
  • Section 11.  Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities (1.g  i and ii)
  • Section 11.  Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities (3.g.2)
  • Section 11.  Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities (5.f.2 and 3)

Please be sure to download and save our Policies & Procedures

 

Journeyman Exam Referrals

Have you been referred to take the exam and haven’t heard anything for two (2) months?  Contact Oregon Building Codes Division to verify the status of your paperwork.  If they have no record of your referral, contact your Area II Administrator immediately.  Typically, it can take up to three months from the Committee Date of Referral to your exam date.

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2017 Plumbing Code Books

Area II Plumbers JATC will have 2017 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code Books available on 10/26/2017.

Code Books will be $150 (plus $7 if mailed.)

To avoid an additional charge, we recommend you drop by the office and pick one up.

*If you purchase one today we will ship it out as soon as we are able to.