The UA spends over $200 million a year in the training of apprentices and journeypersons. Plumbers Local 210 has an annual budget of approximately $500,000.00 on training alone. The UA and Plumbers Local take training very seriously. Members of the Local go through a five (5) year apprenticeship. In order to complete the apprenticeship students exceed the Department of Labor required hours in the classroom. Participants also receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Ivy Tech University. The training doesn't stop there! Journey workers are required to complete eight (8) hours of continuing education each year. Safety, as well as the newest technology, is integral to this training. Certifications earned by both apprentice and journey workers include; OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Confined Space, Rigging, Signaling, Backflow, and Welding. Our Plumbers are random drug tested for a safe working environment.