The PHCC of California Educational Foundation offers plumbing apprentice eLearning courses for apprentices who need a non-traditional method of receiving their apprenticeship-related instruction.

This program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, as a reasonable option for apprentice training.

Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction. On-the-job training must be coordinated with a participating employer.

The eLearning courses offer enhanced course quality and give students fast feedback on their performance.

Since there is no set schedule, apprentices pursuing eLearning must be self-disciplined and self-motivated to maintain steady progress.

When needed, most apprentices ask their employer or a colleague for assistance. Mentoring is also available through select local PHCC Chapters.

Call PHCC of California at 916-925-7390 now to find out how to enroll. Or email Kelly Ceballos at

Code of Federal Regulations

This online course is expressly permitted in the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

29 CFR 29.5(b)(4) – Standards of Apprenticeship

“…. A minimum of 144 hours for each year of apprenticeship is recommended. This instruction in technical subjects may be accomplished through media such as classroom, occupational or industry courses, electronic media, or other instruction approved by the Registration Agency.”