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Welcome to the New Jersey PHCC e.Learning Plumbing & HVACR Apprenticeship Academy

With the New Jersey PHCC e.Learning Apprenticeship Academy I now have an advantage over my competition in my future as a business owner
- Andrew Malaszuk, Owner, Tri-County Mechanical

What is Online Apprenticeship?

  • The New Jersey PHCC offers online plumbing and HVACR apprentice courses for apprentices who need a non-classroom based method of receiving their apprenticeship instruction. This program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor, New Jersey Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, & Office of Apprenticeship, as a reasonable option for apprentice training. Each course is the equivalent of one year of classroom instruction and is approved for the required 144 hrs. of RTI. Our Academy is NJDOL approved and registered for online apprenticeship program in the State of New Jersey.  

What is the benefit to online apprenticeship?

  • The PHCC Academy courses offer a consistent experience for companies training many apprentices over time, with course materials developed by industry experts. Our training is offered through a professional, education-focused Learning Management System (LMS) that is easy to access and use. 
  • Pace of Learning - We are a go at your own pace program with open enrollment all year, no semesters. The student has 1 year from the start date complete a course however we understand life gets in the way sometimes so we do offer 6 month extensions for a fee. Apprentices work at their own pace. Apprentices who are considerably experienced can typically move through the curriculum quickly. Individuals who are highly motivated can also work at a fast pace.
  • Convenience — Apprentices can work from the comfort of their home or office, at a schedule that best suits their needs. Apprentices may postpone eLearning during peak work periods, setting aside time for study on weekends or other more convenient times.
  • Since there is no set schedule, apprentices pursuing eLearning must be self-disciplined and self-motivated to maintain steady progress. Employer support and monitoring can be an effective method for addressing this issue. eLearning places primary responsibility for learning on the apprentice. When needed, most apprentices ask their employer or PHCC for assistance.

Computer System Specs

  • System: Windows Vista or higher or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
  • Internet Speeds: Download: 1.5 Mbps min. and upload: 1 Mbps min.
  • Hardware: 2 GB RAM min.
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari
  • Other Software: Adobe Flash Player v12, Adobe Shockwave Player

Code of Federal Regulations

  • This online course is expressly permitted in the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: 29 CFR 29.5(b)(4) – Standards of Apprenticeship
  • “…. A minimum of 144 hours for each year of apprenticeship is recommended. This instruction in technical subjects may be accomplished through media such as classroom, occupational or industry courses, electronic media, or other instruction approved by the Registration Agency

Course Syllabi

Enrollment Process – For all questions please contact Nicole Urizzo at

  • First step submit the Enrollment form to us at the email above. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing.
  • After receiving the enrollment form we will contact you regarding course payment and DOL registration.

New Jersey PHCC

189 East Bergen Pl.

Red Bank, NJ 07701

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