Journey Level Certification
In response to the growing demand for qualified plumbers and as a
service to the industry
Test for the PHCC of California Journey Level Certification!
Demonstrate advanced knowledge in the plumbing industry
Have knowledgeable conversations with clients and homeowners
Gain instant professional credibility
Increase earning potential
Accelerate career growth
Stand head and shoulders above the competition
An open book examination of 125 questions:
50 Multiple Choice
25 Gas (based on a drawing)
25 Water (based on a drawing)
25 Drain Waste Vent (based on a drawing)
The Certification categories are:
Journey Level Plumber – Must have four or more years of documented experience working for a licensed plumbing contractor.
Service & Repair Technician – Must have four or more years of documented experience working for a licensed plumbing contractor.
Graduate of a PHCC-Approved Federally and/or State Registered Training Program – Must provide a transcript from the PHCC Training Program.
Interested in taking the next scheduled Journey Level class or exam in your area?
Submit the following documents, via US Mail 20 days before the exam date:
PHCC of California
1820 Tribute Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95815
Please send your information and payment via certified mail. This ensures information security and protection. PHCC of California is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail and/or payments or fees as a result therein.
Completed application form
Four consecutive years of W-2 Forms supporting work experience
Notarized letter on company letterhead stating duties performed and dates of employment
Passport-sized photograph or email digital photograph to email@example.com. Must be a head shot against a neutral background, passport sized
Check made out to PHCC of California in the amount of the applicable fee (PHCC of California member/employee or non-member)
For Licensed Plumbing Contractors only:
Can submit a copy of pocket or wall license in lieu of W-2 forms and the notarized letter.
For PHCC Apprentice or Trainee Graduates:
Can submit a transcript from the PHCC Training Facility demonstrating that classroom and On the Job Training (OJT) graduation requirements of the PHCC Training Facility has been met.
PHCC of California will offer this examination to any area or business that has ten qualified candidates.
To arrange for a test in your area, contact Jerry Threlfall at (800) 780-7422 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: Cancellation must be made in writing 10 days prior to the exam date to receive a partial 50% refund. All exam reschedule requests must be made in writing 10 days prior to exam date to avoid additional fees.
$60.00 per PHCC member/employee
$120.00 per non-member
$30.00 per PHCC member/employee
$60.00 per non-member
$50.00 per PHCC member/employee*
*Valid for 3 years, Renewal test every 3 years
$100.00 per non-member**
**Valid for 1 year, Renewal fee every year/test every 3 years
Please make all checks payable to: PHCC of California
Returned checks will be subject to a minimum $35 returned check fee and hold on certification.
PHCC of the Redwood Empire
I started out plumbing shower valves in a small shop. I had to ask which fittings go where and why.
I am now a graduate of the PHCC GSA Training Facility and I am preferred over some journeyman on job sites because of the advanced knowledge that I acquired in this program. The training I’ve received and the knowledge I’ve acquired boosts not only my pay rate, but also my confidence and quality of work, making me an asset no company wants to lose.
Continuing Education For PHCC of California Journey-level Certification Card Renewal
Continuing education plays an important role to ensure P-H-C industry professionals are armed with the latest knowledge in the field.
All Journey Level Certification Card Holders are required to obtain 6 hours per year of PHCC-approved Continuing Education.
The mission is to provide workforce development, management education and technical training to advance the growth and career success of those employed in the plumbing and HVACR industry.