Training Information

N.I.T.C. Testing

Union Pipe Trades Training Center (see map)
8616 Cuyamaca Street
Santee, California 92071

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday 6:30 am to 3:30 pm

For information, please contact:
Suzanne Hunt, Apprenticeship Secretary
[email protected]
(619) 262-7589

On-line classes:

  • An OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 On-Line through our partnership with Click Safety
  • A SANIFLOM- JUT Webinar (2 Hours JUT credit)
  • Specialty Waste & Vents Part 1 & 2 Webinar( 4 Hours JUT credit for each part) 

San Diego Training Center is closed until further notice.

All apprentices should check their emails for important emails from the A&J concerning On-Line Training.

  1. Members must go to to sign-up for a course they’re interested in taking (Course sign-up).
  2. Once the class is scheduled, an e-mail will be sent out to those members that have registered for that class once the A&J schedules that particular class. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE REGISTERED TO TAKE A COURSE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE SIGNED-UP TO TAKE THE CLASS.  You’re not signed-up for the class until the class has been scheduled and released by A&J at that time you must sign-up for the class on the A&J’s website.
  3. Once you’ve signed-up for a class, if you are unable to attend, YOU MUST CANCEL the class with the A&J before 5:00 pm two days prior to the class that is scheduled.  If you DO NOT CANCEL AND DO NOT APPEAR, THE A&J WILL CONSIDER YOU A “NO SHOW.” YOU WILL THEN BE BILLED $50.00 WHICH MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO ENROLLING IN ANOTHER CLASS.
  4. If a member is taking a “Certification Class”, you must complete a NITC Application 3 weeks prior to the scheduled class or you will be required to schedule your own testing with either Local 230 or the Training Center Administrative Office.
  5. All members MUST adhere to the “Student Dress Code Policy” that has been established for all DC 16 training centers.  Any member that does not comply with the following shall be removed from class and required to comply or will be marked absent for the day.
    1. A)Full length denim type pants, sleeved shirts and closed toe shoes must be worn at all times and must be appropriate for job site activities.
    2. Underwear must be completely covered with outer clothing at all times.
    3. Pants must be worn near the waist and long t-shirts must be tucked in.
    4. Hooded garments shall not be worn inside the classroom.

In addition to the above, the following will apply for all shop type classes and walk in welding.

    1. Long sleeve shirts must be worn.
    2. Work boots (no tennis shoes)
    3. No loose clothing or jewelry is permitted.
    4. All appropriate personal protective equipment shall be worn at all times.


  1. All members must follow all A&J policies most notable the No Smoking, vaping(e-cigarettes) or chewing Tabaco anywhere on or in the property including the parking lot.



  1. UA Brazing and welding Certifications are ONLY open on Thursdays.
  2. NITC Brazing Certifications
  • Any Brazing Certifications take an average of 4 to 6 weeks to get the results back.

Qualified Industry Current Journeymen

Simply put, trained union crafts workers are the best investment a contractor can make. When a United Association Apprentice
becomes a Journeyman, his education isn’t over, it’s just moved to a higher plateau. A high skill level enables our contractors to
achieve lower production costs. We have many specialty Journeymen who have the knowledge needed for that particularly difficult
or unusual job.

Part of the Apprentice and Journeyman training is gaining insight into the problems and headaches contractors have every day.
The good old fashioned work ethic is still very much alive in our training courses. Our Journeymen are expected to give their best,
and produce quality workmanship, day in and day out.