All applicants must present their high school diploma or G.E.D., and Valid Government Issued Photo ID. Failure to bring these items will result in you not being able to take the exam at your scheduled appointment time. You must be 18 years or older to take the exam. It is not required to take the Entrance Exam if you have a DD-214 showing an Honorable Discharge.

The test is given by a representative of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; the first full week of the month; at the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Training Center, located at 8750 Younger Creek Drive, Sacramento, CA. (Younger Creek Drive is off Elder Creek Road, between Florin-Perkins & South Watt).  

This test takes approximately three (3) hours and covers mathematics up through 1st year Algebra. The applicant must pass this test with a minimum score of 65% to qualify.

All Applicants who fail the test will be required to:
  1. Take a mathematics course at a Junior College or Adult Education Program and furnish verification that they have completed the course with a “C” or better grade, or
  2. Obtain a math tutor that will verify that they are prepared to retake the test for a second and final time.

All applicants, who pass the test, are given a list of signatory employers in this area. The applicant has to find their first (1st) job. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee does not do applicant placement.

If you are interested in taking the Entrance Exam, please email for more information. 

SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS     ***This is just a sample of the questions that are on the exam. The test is more complex.***
2024 Test Dates* 

December 4th and 7th - Please email AFTER November 15th to set up an appointment. Space is limited.*Updated Full*

January 8th and 11th, 2024 - Please email to set up an appointment on December 15th. **Updated Full**

February 5th and 8th, 2024 - Please email to set up an appointment on January 15th.

Space is limited. **Updated February test dates are Full** Please email on February 15th for a possible test date in March.

March 4th and 7th - Please email to set up an appointment on February 15th. Spots fill up quickly.
**Updated March test dates are Full**
April 1st and 4th - Please email to set up an appointment on March 15th. Spots fill up quickly.
**Updated Full**
May 6th and 9th - Please email to set up an appointments on April 15th. Spots fill up quickly. **Updated May test dates are Full**
June 11th, 12th and 13th - Please email to set up an appointments on May 15th. Spots fill up quickly. **Updated June test dates are Full**

July 8th, 10th and 11th - Please email to set up an appointments on June 15th. Spots fill up quickly.  DO NOT EMAIL UNTIL JUNE 15TH.


*Dates subject to change