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Education & Training

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

SDAPHCC Apprentice Program

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

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eLearning Apprentice Program

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

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Medical Gas Certification Course

The SDAPHCC periodically hosts specialized certification courses based on demand.  The Medical Gas Certification Course has been a popular option offered in recent years.  If there is enough interest, the SDAPHCC will schedule a course.  Typically this class is held in January or February.  Please contact the SDAPHCC if you have a need for Medical Gas Certification (or any other specialized certification). 


Continuing Education

Each March, the SDAPHCC, in partnership with IAPMO, offers continuing education courses for plumbing contractors and journeymen.  Eighteen 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.  The deadline for applications and supporting materials is December 31.

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Apprentice Contest

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 2021 Contest was held at the State Convention on March 4, 2021 in Sioux Falls. 
Click Here for a full recap of the 2021 State Contest.

Two apprentices from South Dakota placed 1st and 3rd at the 2021 National Contest in Kansas City.
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Registration information for the 2022 Contest is now closed.
The competition will be held on February 24 at the 2022 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 National COVID-19 Resource Center

PHCC National has created a COVID-19 Resource Center to offer valuable information to members as the country faces the challenges of the coronavirus.  This website is full of industry specific information that can help members.  Click here to find sample documents, informational videos, detailed articles and helpful links.



Online Education Through DeVry WORKS

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.  

Click Here for the full list of classes.  PHCC members can log in with credentials provided by PHCC.  For help logging in, contact

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