Application Process

Required Documents
Each apprentice prospect must apply in person. Each applicant must provide:

  • High School Diploma or GED – this is a requirement for our program.

  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements for the trade

  • Social Security Card

  • Active, Valid Drivers License with Picture

  • Copy of Driving record

  • Proof of Citizenship or Legal Work Status

  • Birth Certificate

Selection Process
Once the application is completed, the applicant will be informed of when the math test is scheduled. This test is a timed test and is based on pre-algebra math. The applicant must score a minimum of 75% to pass.

Upon successful completion of the math test, the applicant will be scheduled for an interview. The interview is based on questions that will give us an insight into whether an applicant is suitable for the trade and can successfully complete the training. At this time, the applicant is given an opportunity to ask questions.

Wait List
An applicant will be rated according to the outcome of their interview and placed on our availability to work list.


This list is fluid; the top person on the list is the person with the highest rating received after the interview process. Therefore, while an applicant could be number one for a time, a new round of candidates might be rated higher and bump the applicant’s place on the list.

This is done so that Local 114 has the best possible candidates available at all times. An applicant will remain on the list for two years.


Potential apprentices will be brought in when we have employment available. Schooling will start at the beginning of the next semester.


Training is free. All books and materials are furnished at no cost to you. All terms and conditions of your apprenticeship agreement must be adhered to for continued participation in the program. Raises are provided yearly. 

  • All Apprentices work at a wage rate that is a percentage of the Journeyperson wage.

  1. 1st year 45%

  2. 2nd year 50%

  3. 3rd year 60%

  4. 4th year 70%

  5. 5th year 80%

Due to COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Barbara County, we will be taking applications by appointment only. Please reach out to our office by calling 805-688-1470 or email to schedule an appointment. 

Contractor Deadline


To sponsor a new apprentice into the Piping Apprentice Program, please give the Local office a call.



Nick Harvey

Office: (805) 688-1470

Cell: (805) 440-0743

Applications are currently being taken by appointment only.