The UA Training Program has been training the most highly qualified piping industry workers in the United States and Canada for more than a century. In addition to five-year apprenticeship programs, the United Association offers continuing education opportunities that include journeyman training and certifications, as well as an associate degree program through a partnership with Washtenaw Community College UA Certification Programs include valve repair, medical gas installation, welding, CFC removal, and instrumentation. UA craftsmen who go through the certification program find they are in demand as some of the best skilled workers in the industry.

  • UA/NAUSC Supervisor Course
  • UA/NAUSC Steward Training
  • UA/NAUSC Rigging Course
  • Annual Union Gas Distribution Testing
  • Plastic Fusion course related to Union Gas Procedures
  • Swagelok courses-Tube Fitting Installation
    • Tube Bending
    • Thread Identification
  • Fabrication Courses
  • Welding Courses – Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Chrome and other alloys, down-hand welding procedures, C.W.B Plate certified

Safety Training

Mandatory IEC Safety Training for members provided by Health & Safety Training Trust Fund.

  • BSO
  • BSO Re certification
  • Working at Heights
  • Half/Full Mask (Ex. North/3M)
  • Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Supplied Air
  • Confined Space Plus
  • Safety Attendant Plus

STEAMFITTER-PIPEFITTERS fabricate, assemble, install, maintain, and repair piping systems that transport all types of fluids, slurries and gas in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Their work is diverse and in fields such as oil refineries, paper mills, nuclear power plants, manufacturing plants, and in the automotive industry. Steamfitter-pipefitters often work on high pressure and high temperature systems, requiring a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to complete the work safely.

WELDERS are found on almost every jobsite in North America. These skilled workers cut and join a variety of materials, from steel, cast iron and plastic to complex and specialized products used on projects ranging from pipelines and power plants, to pharmaceutical and computer chip factories—and more. Estimates are that there will be a shortage of skilled and certified welders in North America that could number in the hundreds of thousands. Now is the time to acquire these critical skills.

PLUMBERS perform work that is essential to the health and safety of our citizens. Plumbers install drinking water, waste and ventilating systems, as well as wastewater treatment systems large and small, in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and manufacturing facilities. With a growing focus on green technologies, water conservation and energy efficiency, the demand for plumbers will increase significantly in the years ahead.