I'm a Plumbing apprentice in Ireland and was just wondering what would i
have to do to work at plumbing in the U.S.A, I know a qualifies plumber here
in Ireland couldnt just jump of the boat/plane and start working but is
there any courses or is it possible to work with a qualified guy over there
kind of an extended apprentiship?
any thoughts would be appreciated.
Wee Irish Lad
It depends on where you plan to live in the United States. If you live
in my state, you would be able to work for another plumber and be out
in the field in your own truck. If you have documentation of your work
experience, our state requires 2000 hours in order to sit for the
Other states have unions and unions have their own set of rules. I'm
not a union man so i can't advise you regarding unions. I do know that
unions have great training and that their plumbers are very
knowledgeable. I personally like the concept of unions because they do
have higher standards than you see in non-union areas.
First you need to figure out where you plan to live. Then you can get
more specific information on requirements.
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 20:24:38 -0000, "Apprentice"
Thanks for the feed back Blackbeard
With regards to Location i suppose as my sister has moved to San Fran. i
i would probably be located there for a few months and take it from there.
Well the way training works over here is that i sevre 4year apprenticeship
under a qualified craftsmen (in my case a Plumber) and then get a national
craftsman cert.thats proves full qualifcations, about the 2000hrs is that
include my time training over here i.e the four years of training ?or does
that just start when/if i start work over in the states?
iIs it possible to get information from or about the the unionised states
maybe be online some where or a mail address may be?
much appreiciated Blackbeard
Wee Irish Lad
P.S Does it make any difference that all my training is in the domestic side
of plumbing ?
My state does not have a union. I do know that in my state that your
hours will qualify you for a license as long as the hours can be
verified. I think I would start first with calling the licensing board
in the state you plan to reside and inquire with them what type of
proof they will require in order for you to sit for their state test.
Basically, get your paperwork in order before you come to the states.
That way if the licensing board needs more information from you, it
will be easy to provide what they might need. I know that in North
Carolina you could sit for the state test right now, providing you had
proof of your 2000-hours.
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004 00:21:21 -0000, "Apprentice"
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