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Get an industry-led education while earning a paycheck.

Jumpstart your plumbing career in Utah’s only industry-driven and industry-supported training program

Take advantage of our self-paced online curriculum

Students who wish to speed things along are free to move through the curriculum at a quicker pace. The curriculum is all online and can be accessed at anytime and anywhere to better meet the needs of the individual’s work schedule and personal time. There will be live webinars and in person lab experiences.

Access from anywhere in Utah

This program is for individuals living anywhere in the state. They will be required to attend 6 labs during the year at a location that might require some traveling, but most coursework is fully online.

Get individualized mentoring and training

The program is designed for students who are most successful with individualized help, encouragement, and monitoring. An instructor will be assigned to each student to assist, mentor, and monitor progress.

Academy Accepts Transfers

The Academy welcomes transfers from other apprenticeship programs.  Though the Academy is on a 1-4 Level Curriculum, transcripts from other programs will document what level the student will transfer to.

Take Flexible Courses

New Offerings

  • A new Residential & Commercial HVAC (Mechanical) Program will be starting in the 3rd quarter of 2024!
  • Did You Know the Academy has a Backflow Certification/Recertification Training Program? Click here for more information:
  • An Online RMGA Certification Program will soon be offered!

Sponsored by Mountainland Supply Company

Imagine an educational path where you are no longer limited by terms or semesters, but only by your drive to succeed.

The Academy operates as a 4-Level program with curriculum based on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year tracks, however more experienced and more motivated students can move through the material and expedite their licensure at a quicker pace.

Chart your own course with our flexible, self-paced trade school program, and you’ll be on your way to a promising career.

What makes this apprenticeship academy stand out is that it is industry-driven and industry-sponsored. This means you will get on-the-job training through your employer/sponsor while enjoying the flexibility of a nationally, federally approved online curriculum that works with your schedule plus labs with mentors who stretch your capabilities.

This is a plumbing industry-driven training program for motivated students who want to boost your skills while learning your trade.

It’s for people who are less interested in classroom learning and more excited to get actively involved in mastering the craft.

Where else will you find a nationally recognized apprenticeship program led by an industry-experienced instructors and board of directors? Right.

No need to pay for room and board.

This school is open to those living anywhere in the State of Utah, which means even students in rural locations can enjoy the educational advantages of the Academy from right where you’re at.

With remote learning, the world is your classroom.

The curriculum is all online and can be accessed anytime and anywhere so you can easily blend it in with your work schedule and personal time.

UPHCA’s Apprentice Academy program offers convenience and flexibility to fit any lifestyle.

There will be live webinars and in-person lab experiences six times per year, which are required for all students. Some travel may be involved.

Ready to get started?

No need to wait for a semester break – our open enrollment means you can enroll at any time. Your career is waiting for you!