Effective immediately, due to health concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and Governor Whitmer’s request that all K-12 schools close down for the next three weeks, The Training Center has suspended all classes until Monday April 6th. **At this time no one will be allowed in the building except staff members. Please check the Training Center website or Local 98’s website for further updates.

3/20/2020                           

Phone # 248-585-1435  

***Effective immediately, due to health concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and Governor Whitmer’s request that all K-12 schools close down for the next three weeks, The Training Center has suspended all classes until Monday April 6th.

**At this time no one will be allowed in the building except staff members.

Please check the Training Center website or Local 98’s website for further updates.


The State of Michigan has mailed Plumbing license renewal notices. The Bureau of Construction Codes has transitioned to online license renewals. The Training Center computer lab is available for members who need computer access or assistance in renewing their plumbing license online. Training Center hours are Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. If you need assistance or access to the computer lab after hours (3:30 pm – 8:00 pm), please call the Training Center at 248-585-1435. You can reach Paul Baker at extension 123 or Ryan Lyle at extension 122. Payment options include credit, or debit card, electronic funds transfer or check. So be sure to bring a credit or debit card, or a blank check to process the renewal payment online. The fee is $40.00 for journey plumbers and $300.00 for master plumbers.

 

Med Gas Installer Certification – Class begins 3/31/2020. Call Training Center for full schedule. Pre-pay by check only to hold your spot before the deadline 3/20/2020 or if class fills up, whichever is first.

ASSE Backflow Tester Certification - Class begins 4/21/2020. Call Training Center for full schedule. Pre-pay by check only to hold your spot before the deadline 3/20/2020 or if class fills up, whichever is first.

ASSE Backflow Tester Re-Certification exams are scheduled quarterly. Please be sure to check your expiration date, it is now required that you complete your update class prior to your expiration. For those who are eligible, please call the Training Center to register and pre-pay by check only before the deadline 3/20/2020. The next scheduled recertification class is April 21 & 22, 2020.

Michigan Plumbing Code Class. Next class date: PENDING.This class meets quarterly at 4:30 pm, for 4 hours. It covers all things pertaining to MPC and its application. It is a great opportunity to brush up on your knowledge of the Code or prepare you for a future State exam. This class is not to be confused with the mandatory Michigan State Code Update class. It is open to all members and there is no charge. You must call the Training Center to confirm and hold your spot.

 

If your brazing or welding certs are ready to expire, call to schedule an appointment. The next WELDING Tests will be Saturday, March 7, 2020. You must call to schedule your welding tests at least 3 days prior to the class. The next BRAZING Cert Sessions will be Friday, March 6, 2020. Please note: All members must be dressed appropriately to be in the shop area.  

2020 Course Hour reimbursement forms are now available at the Training Center. You must have 8 hours (approved hours credited may vary from actual hours attended) of verifiable approved classes/training from January 1 - December 31, 2020 to be eligible for the $80.00 reimbursement. Deadline for 2019 reimbursement requests is March 31, 2020.

OSHA Training - OSHA 10, available as on an online class for $25 at www.careersafeonline.com This OSHA 10 class is not affiliated with the UA or our Training Center. OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Training is also offered online through the MUST website. Go to www.mustonline.org. **Be sure to take the Construction Safety courses; not the General Industry courses.

 

 

 

It is each member’s individual responsibility to keep all their Certifications current.

If the person you are trying to reach at the Training Center is unavailable, please leave a message to ensure we can return your call.

We attempt to return all messages by the end of the business day.

 

 

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