Application Information and Instructions


 Local 137 Apprenticeship Application process:

We solicit applications from January 1st-December 31st each year.  All applicants will have until January 31st, 2025 to take the ACT Work Keys (NCRC) assessment and submit the results to Local 137. The ACT Work Keys assessments can be taken at LLCC or many other locations.  All applicants that achieve the minimum score of (level 5) on the math assessment, will be invited to interview.  Interviews typically happen each March.  Applicants will be ranked and accepted into the apprenticeship based on rank and availability of work each year.  An applicant is on the list for a minimum of 1 year and can request to update each year.

All applications and  necessary documents  must be turned in by the December 31st, 2024 deadline to be considered for the 2025 apprentice program. Applications will not be considered if the necessary documents have not been received.  Applications can be submitted on our website below until December 31st, 2024. If submitting online, which is preferred, you must secure all the documents in PDF format before beginning the application.

Once an application is received it will be reviewed to ensure the minimum requirements have been satisfied.  All applicants will receive an email to notify the applicant of the next steps.  Make sure to check your email, including your spam/junk mail box.

Applications received after the December 31st, 2024 deadline will be considered for the 2026 apprentice program.


  1. Must be at least 17 years of age to apply. Must provide copy of birth certificate.
  2. Must be high school graduate or have a GED or be a high school senior on track to graduate in the spring. Must have at least one year of algebra or geometry with a passing grade. Must provide copy of high school transcripts and a copy of High School diploma or GED or transcripts that confirm graduation date.
  3. Must provide copy of valid State of Illinois Driver’s license.
  4. Provide copy of Military Discharge Form DD-214 if applicable.
  5. All documents requested must be submitted to qualify to take the aptitude test.
  6. All applicants who score above the minimum score on the aptitude test will qualify for an interview.
  7. Applicants for the HVAC program must have at least one year of HVAC related trade school and submit transcripts, diploma or proof of enrollment

Required Documents


Click on the links to save or print both the Voluntary Disability Disclosure form and the Apprenticeship Application form. Make sure to upload your completed Apprenticeship Application and Voluntary Disability Disclosure forms along with the other required documents in PDF format before submitting.



* Required Field
First Name *
Middle Initial
Last Name *
SSN Last 4 *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Date of Birth *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Term *
HVAC 2025
HVAC Recruitment
Plumber/ Pipefitter 2025
Welder Recruitment
Gender *
Ethnicity *
African American
Native American
Veteran *
Education Level *
Technical School
High School
Some College
College Graduate
How did you hear about us?
HCCTP Richland
Job Fair
Please upload the following documents in PDF format:

Apprenticeship Application *

Birth Certificate *

Valid Drivers License/Military ID *

High School Transcript/GED Scores *

DOL Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form *

Other (College Transcripts, Resume, Training Certification, etc.)

I hereby affirm that all the information entered above and submitted by PDF is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Notice On Nondiscriminatory Policy

Springfield Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Association will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Springfield Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Association will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

Terms of Apprenticeship

  1. Serve as a probationary apprentice for a period of 1 year (1600 hours of on-the-job training);
  2. Serve a 5 year apprenticeship including the probationary period (8000-10,000  hours of on-the-job training);
  3. Report for work on a regular basis;
  4. Provide for your transportation to and from the job site;
  5. Work under the direction of a Journey Worker on the job site and perform job duties satisfactorily;
  6. Attend related training classes regularly and maintain an acceptable average in those classes;
  7. Purchase text material for use in related training classes as required;
  8. Abide by all rules and regulations of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.