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The SDAPHCC is passionate about providing education and training to its members.


The SDAPHCC Apprentice Program offers members the opportunity to train their employees in plumbing, HVAC, or sheet metal.

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SDAPHCC also offers members the opportunity to train employees online through an eLearning Apprentice program.

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The SDAPHCC will be hosting a Medical Gas Certification Course on January 30-February 2, 2024, in Rapid City, SD.  The course will run from 8am-5pm each day.  The tuition fee is $1,475 per person for PHCC members or $1,675 per person for non-members.  The registration deadline is December 22, 2023.

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Each March, the SDAPHCC, in partnership with IAPMO, offers continuing education courses for plumbing contractors and journeymen.  Sixteen courses are scheduled across SD.  These courses have been approved by the South Dakota Plumbing Commission and fulfill the continuing education requirements for license renewal. Registration information for in-person classes is mailed to license holders in January.

After the in-person classes are held, an online class becomes available around mid-year.

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The SDAPHCC Educational Foundation strives to elevate the p-h-c industry by providing scholarships to young people pursuing a p-h-c career.  Each year, the Foundation seeks to award 2 scholarships.

All applicants must be a senior in high school or a freshman in college and must be sponsored by a member of the SDAPHCC.  Each year, the deadline for applications and supporting materials is December 31.

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Each year, SDAPHCC hosts an Apprentice Competition in conjunction with the Annual Convention.

There are 2 divisions – Plumbing and HVAC

Apprentices take a written test prior to the convention.  The top 3 highest scores in each division, compete in a hands-on competition at convention.  The winner of each division then advances to the national competition at the national convention.

This event engages apprentices and allows them to showcase their knowledge and skill.  Registration for the contest occurs in November/December.

The next Apprentice Competition will be held on February 22, 2024 at the 2024 Annual State Convention in Deadwood.
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New! The SDAPHCC has purchased a trailer to house and transport competition materials.

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PHCC members can participate in a full suite of DeVry University online education options at a partner group registration rate and with the potential to earn a degree.  The DeVryWORKS class offerings cover some of today’s most important business topics, such as leadership, marketing, communications, business acumen, and customer service.

All of the modules are offered online, in either an instructor-supported or self-paced format, enabling members to participate at their own pace.  Participants may elect to follow a course of learning that can lead to college credits with DeVry.

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