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. ALL NEW APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL AT THE TRAINING CENTER. It is not required to take the Entrance Exam. 

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  (Monday  through Friday); 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 basic 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 basic 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. 

2023 Test Dates* 

January 9th and 12th, 2023 - Please call (916) 383-1102 or email to set up an appointment. Space is limited.


*Dates subject to change