Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia
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Continuing Education

Education is one of PHCCVA’s top priorities. Whether you are a business owner, journeyman or apprentice, PHCCVA has educational opportunities for you.

Help your emloyees advance through online apprenticeship

     Do you have employees who ably represent your company?  They do a great job and demonstrate integrity and customer service excellence.  BUT, these employees are not yet licensed tradesmen.  What better way to grow your company than to grow your employees!
     PHCC VA now offers online apprenticeship.  We provide the education component (at the student's own pace) and you provide on the job training.  To date more than 50 apprentices have advanced their careers through the online program.
     Since there is no set schedule, apprentices pursuing e.Learning must be self-disciplined and self-motivated to maintain steady progress. Employer support and monitoring can be an effective method for addressing this issue.
      E.Learning places primary responsibility for learning on the apprentice. When needed, most apprentices ask their employer or a colleague for assistance.  
    An application form is below.
     For more information, please contact PHCC VA at 757/374-8121 or by email at
Combined Enrollment Form 2022-3.pdf
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Pursuant to the Code Section below, PHCCVA (Plumbing,Heating Cooling Contractors of Virginia) will be offering, at different times and locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, Continuing Education Classes in Plumbing Code, Mechanical Code, Electric Code and Fuel Gas Code. The dates and locations may be found on this website, and as soon as registration forms are available, they may be downloaded from the website. For a list of other approved providers of continuing education, please go to the DPOR website listing all approved providers of continuing education for the trades. PHCCVA is by no means the only source of these classes, but as a service to all Plumbing, HVA, Electric and Fuel Gas contractors, we will provide classes as often and in as many locations as we possibly can. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at 800-947-7450.


Before you take courses  through  PHCCVA, read the state code (below) which requires you to take continuing education credits. See what your options are, learn about other course providers, and keep your license current according to state laws.


18VAC50-30-120. Renewal.

A.  Licenses and certification cards issued under this chapter shall expire two years from the last day of the month in which they were issued as indicated on the license or device worker certification card.


B.  Effective with all licenses issued or renewed after December 31, 2007, as a condition of renewal or reinstatement and pursuant to §54.1-1133 of the Code of Virginia, all individuals holding tradesman licenses with the trade designations of plumbing, electrical and heating ventilation and cooling shall be required to satisfactorily complete three hours of continuing education for each designation and individuals holding licenses as liquefied petroleum gas fitters and natural gas fitter providers, one hour of continuing education, relating to the applicable building code, from a provider approved by the board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Course Offerings

 PHCCVA and PHCC of NV offer Backflow Certification Courses around the state and metro DC area. This is the course needed to be eligible to sit for the Virginia exam. It also qualifies for certification in Maryland and through WSSC and WASA. Register now for a date and location convenient for you by visiting our Education Page.  The Backflow Certification Course, taught by Jim Yacovissi, meets requirements for backflow certification in Maryland, WSSC and Virginia. This course includes classroom instruction and a wet lab. Class size is limited to 15.


Other Classes...
Check our calendar page for more educational opportunities near you. Also, if you hold a North Carolina license and need to earn your six hours of continuing education, there  are classes being offered by North Carolina PHCC. For the complete North Carolina course listing, visit and click on “Continuing Education.”

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