Application Submission Deadline Is February 15th, 2019

Application packets will be available in person Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm until January 31st, 2019.  All applications and  necessary documents  must be turned in by the February 15th, 2019 deadline to be considered for the 2019 apprentice program. Applications will not be considered if payment and necessary documents have not been received.  Applications can also be submitted online until February 15th.

Applications received after the February 15th, 2019 deadline will be considered for the 2020 apprentice program and will receive notification of application status in February 2020.


  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. Must have at least one year of algebra or geometry with a passing grade. Must provide sealed transcripts and a copy of High School diploma or GED.
  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 at least 70% 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 diploma or proof of enrollment


Please fill out both the form and the Apprenticeship Application. Be sure to upload your Apprenticeship Application along with the other required documents before submitting.

* Required Field
First Name *
Middle Initial *
Last Name *
Address *
City *
State *
Zip *
Date of Birth *
Email Address
Phone Number *
Term *
HVAC 2018-2019
Plumber 2018-2019
Gender *
Ethnicity *
African American
Native American
Veteran *
Education Level *
College Graduate
High School
Some College
How did you hear about us?
HCCTP Richland
Job Fair
Please upload the following documents in PDF format:
Apprenticeship Application *
Birth Certificate *
Drivers License *
High School Transcript *
Military Discharge
Other (College Transcripts, Technical School Transcripts, etc.)

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 (1700-2000 hours of on-the-job training);
  2. Serve a 5 year apprenticeship including the probationary period (8500-10,000  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.