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CAPHCC JLC Certification

In response to the growing demand for qualified plumbers and as a service to the industry, the PHCC of California offers the CAPHCC Journey Level Certification Test & Preparation Course.  This is an important opportunity for improved success for you or your employees, better quality of workmanship and increased credibility for your company.

Why test for the PHCC of California Journey Level Certification?  If you want…

  •     To demonstrate your advanced knowledge in the plumbing industry
  •     To gain instant professional credibility
  •     To have knowledgeable conversations with clients/homeowners
  •     To stand head and shoulders above the competition
  •     To increase your earnings potential
  •     To advance your career

PHCC Journey-level Certification Application

I am interested in taking the next scheduled class and/or exam in my area.

Please provide your name, address, phone number and county you would like to take the exam.

PHCC of California offers a journeylevel certification open book examination that consists of 125 questions based on the 2009 Uniform Plumbing Code:

• 50 Multiple Choice
• 25 Gas (based on a drawing)
• 25 Water (based on a drawing)
• 25 Drain Waste Vent (based on a drawing)

The examination is 3 hours in length.

The Certification categories are:

Journeylevel Plumber – You must have four or more years of documented experience working for a licensed plumbing contractor.
Service & Repair Technician – You must have four or more years of documented experience working for a licensed plumbing contractor.

Graduate of a PHCC-Approved Federally and/or State Registered Training Program. – Must provide a transcript from the PHCC Training Program.  Contact our office for details.

Required Documentation

You must submit the following documents along with your completed application form 20 days before the exam date:

• Four consecutive years of W-2 Forms supporting work experience.
• Notarized letter on company letterhead stating duties performed and dates of employment.
• Passport-sized photograph or email digital photograph to Must be a head shot against a neutral background, passport sized.

For Licensed Plumbing Contractors only: You may submit a copy of your pocket or wall license in lieu of W-2 forms and the notarized letter.

For PHCC Apprentice or Trainee Graduates: You may submit a transcript from your PHCC training facility demonstrating that you have met the classroom and On the Job Training (OJT)  graduation requirements of your PHCC Training Facility.

PHCC of California will offer this examination to any area or business that has ten qualified candidates.

If you would like to arrange for a test in your area, contact Theresa Perez at (800) 780-7422 or by e-mail at

Effective September 1, 2011, cost is as follows:

The examination fees are        $60.00 per PHCC member/employee         $120.00 per non-member. 

Re-examination fees are         $30.00 per PHCC member/employee         $60.00 per non-member. 

Renewal Fees/Schedule          $50.00 per PHCC member/employee*       $100.00 per non-member**
                                                   *Valid for 3 years                                           **Valid for 1 year
                                                   *Renewal test every 3 years                          **Renewal fee every year/test every 3 years
Please make all checks payable to: PHCC of California
Returned checks will be subject to a minimum $35 returned check fee and hold on certification.

Mail to:      PHCC of California, 1820 Tribute Road, Suite A, Sacramento, CA  95815

Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: Cancellation must be made in writing 10 days prior to the exam date to receive a partial 50% refund. All exam reschedule requests must be made in writing 10 days prior to exam date to avoid additional fees.

We recommend sending your information and payment via certified mail.  This ensures your information security and protection.  PHCC of California is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail and/or payments or fees as a result therein.