Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices learn all aspects of Plumbing and Steamfitting for commercial, industrial and residential construction.

Application Process

  • Applications are accepted on the last Tuesday of each month, between 1-4 pm.
  • Each applicant must provide an EMAIL and phone number in order to simplify future contact.
  • Upon Completion of the Local 364 Application, an entrance exam will be Scheduled for each applicant.

Entrance Exam

  • Dates and times will vary for each exam.
  • Applicants must arrive early to sign-in prior to the scheduled start time.
  • Applicants will NOT be allowed to use calculators or cell phones during the exam.
  • The exam will consist of 50 questions, including math and reading based questions.
  • Applicants must score a minimum of 76% to obtain a scheduled interview.
  • Applicants who fail the entrance exam 3 times must wait a minimum of 6 calendar months in order to retest.

Interview

  • Applicants must provide the following original documentation at their scheduled interview:
    • Valid California Driver License
    • Social Security Card
    • High School Diploma/GED or sealed official school transcripts (A requirement for the Apprenticeship Program).
    • Birth Certificate; Proof of citizenship or Legal Work Status
    • MILITARY ONLY: DD-214
  • Applicants must arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in prior to their scheduled interview.
  • The interview panel will consist of Local 364 Business Representatives who will ask various trade and work-related questions.
  • Applicants are encouraged to bring original certifications, letters from employers, and any other trade related training or personal related documentation, to help further describe their work performance and qualifications.

Selection Process

  • Upon completion of the interview, applicants will be evaluated and rated based on the collective impute from the Representatives conducting the interview and placed in a “pool” or group of eligible applicants.
  • Potential Apprentices will be initiated from the pool of eligible applicants and will start school at the beginning of the school semester.
  • Employment will be based on the availability of work and specified criteria given by the contractor requesting Apprentices.
  • Successful completion of both the Entrance Exam and Interview does not guarantee an applicant’s initiation. Employment availability is the chief determining factor on when an applicant will be initiated.