You want highly skilled workers delivering quality products. For decades, we have been investing in some of the best training programs in the industry. Any Industry.


At the UA, our greatest assets are our members. That’s why we’ve been investing in programs to train the most qualified workers in the United States and Canada for over a century. No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association. Over the past several decades, our training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.
No one can match our commitment or investment. The UA spends over $100 million annually on training program efforts involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local training facilities at any given time. In addition to five-year apprenticeship programs and journeyman training, the UA offers continuing education opportunities that include certification programs in a wide variety of fields, UA University programs, mobile training and instructor training. Our premier training programs help ensure that we do the job right, the first time, every time. You can be confident that when you hire UA craftspeople, you’re hiring the best.



  • A Guide to Service Work
  • Advanced Plan Reading & Related Drawing
  • Advanced Valve Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • AutoCAD Level 1, 2, 3D
  • Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control
  • Basic Electricity
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical
  • Conservation & Safe Handling of Refrigerants
  • Drainage
  • Drawing Interpretation & Plan Reading
  • Electric Controls for Mechanical Equipment Service
  • Foreman Training
  • Gas Installations
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

  • High Purity & Clean Room Conduct Procedures
  • Hydronic Heating & Cooling
  • HVACR Training for Student
  • Instrumentation
  • Job Safety & Health
  • Medical Gas Systems Installers & Brazer
  • Qualification Training
  • Orbital Welding
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting & Welding
  • Pipe Bending
  • Pipe, Fittings, Valves, Supports & Fasteners
  • Plumbing Code Application
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances
  • Pneumatic Controls
  • Pumps
  • Refrigerant Controls
  • Refrigeration
  • Related Mathematics
  • Related Science
  • Rigging
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Soldering & Brazing
  • Start, Test and Balance
  • Steam Systems
  • Tube Bending
  • Use & Care of Tools
  • Valve Actuator Repair
  • Valve Repair
  • Water Supply
  • Your Heritage and Future in the Pipe Trades