PLUMBING

Monty Tech School of Continuing Education is an institution approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Plumbers and Gas Fitters to teach classroom instruction for the Journeyman's licensure program.

Monty Tech School of Continuing Education runs each Plumbing course starting every September. Students can begin registering after July 1st. To see the current course listing you may do so here.

As stated in the revised CMR 248 11.00, these are the specific experience and education requirements for a plumbing apprentice:

  1. Experience
    The applicant shall furnish documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having completed practical work experience that totals no less than 6,800 clock hours as a licensed apprentice working as an employee under the direct supervision of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensed master plumber or under the direct supervision of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensed journeyman plumber who is in the employ of a master plumber. Experience installing HVAC components for the installation of heating systems, steam piping and hydronic heat piping shall not be considered qualifying experience.

  2. Education
    a. The applicant shall furnish documentary proof of having received a high school diploma or the equivalent; and
    b. The applicant shall furnish documentary proof of having successfully completed 550 clock hours of plumbing and gasfitting theory culminating in a school or instructor designed examination to ensure competency. This education must take place over a period of no less than four years and must meet the Board administered requirements of 248 CMR 11.00. For each calendar year, no more than 165 hours of education may be credited for licensure purposes.
    c. Apprentices shall begin their education program within nine months of the initial issuance of their apprentice license.

Students with prior Plumbing Education must submit their certificates to the office before registering for their course.