Frequently Asked Questions

Applications are available, when the program is open for new applicants, on our website All paperwork must be emailed to us in one submission. All submissions will receive a response from the office.
The office will respond to every submission received. If a document is unreadable we will send another email so watch you email.
Yes, but it will not get you any qualifying points.
No. Unsealed transcripts are accepted.
Transitional Math and Integrated math are accepted. Any other math Class, you must get a letter from a counselor or teacher explaining that the class you took is equivalent to 1 yr of HS algebra.
They must be taken at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City or Wilsonville campus. Placing into Math 65 will be accepted for the 1 year of HS algebra.
Your transcripts must be translated to English and notarized.
Yes, the algebra is a minimum requirement meaning you must have completed the math with a passing grade.
All documentation from previous employers must be on company letterhead. No personal referrals. Must be referrals from an employer.
No, the hours worked must be documented as follows: Joe Jones worked approx. 450 hours for A-1 Plumbing.
A referral letter must be from an employer and should state what type of employee you were and some positive qualities about you.
A check stub may be accepted as long as company name, your name, and total hours worked are shown.
Examples of classes accepted are auto shop, metal fab, drivers ed, wood shop, drawing, foods, science, biology, etc.
No, you must wait until all the names above yours are employed.
Yes, the maximum number of points is listed to the right of the item.
You may only submit additional documentation when the program opens again.
A 1038 training agent is an employer that is registered with the Area I Plumbing apprenticeship program. If still in doubt ask your employer.
A plumbing company registered in another program.
A plumbing company not registered in any apprenticeship program.
Laboring, roofing, framing, building, concrete, etc.
Example, suppliers such as Consolidated Supply, Ferguson.
You may receive credit for all previous employers, ie, car wash, McDonalds etc.
You may take classes at a community college that require written direction such as, blue print reading, drafting, etc.
Pre-Apprenticeship programs that have been approved are, OTI, Constructing Hope, Job Corp and other programs approved by BOLI.
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