No other organization serves the training needs of the
Sprinkler Fitting industry like the United Association. For
over a century, the UA has been training the most
highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada.
Over the past several decades, the United Association's
training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce
responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in
the various industrial, commercial and residential
facilities that make up the North American landscape.
No one can match the commitment or investment. The UA spends
over $100 million annually on training programs efforts
involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices
in over 400 local training facilities at any given time.
If the United Association wanted to select an area which
reflects this commitment to the training and excellence
produced, it could well look to New Jersey. Sprinkler
Fitters Local 696 has a well equipped training facility
which we encourage you to see by making an appointment to
In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs,
Sprinkler Fitters Local 696 offers continuing education
opportunities that includes journeymen training and
certification, as well as an associate’s degree program.
We understand the importance of having trained quality
crafts people inspecting, testing, and maintaining your fire
protection systems and New Jersey trains more and better
quality fire sprinkler fitters.
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