UA LOCAL 447 - INDUSTRY ENTRANCE EXAMINATION


All applicants must present their high school diploma or G.E.D., and Valid Government Issued Photo ID. You must be 18 years or older to take the exam.

The test is given by a representative of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; the first full week of the month  (Monday  through Friday); at the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Training Center, located at 8750 Younger Creek Drive, Sacramento, CA. (Younger Creek Drive is off Elder Creek Road, between Florin-Perkins & South Watt).  

This test takes approximately three (3) hours and covers basic mathematics up through 1st year Algebra. The applicant must pass this test with a minimum score of 65% to qualify.

All Applicants who fail the test will be required to:
  1. Take a basic mathematics course at a Junior College or Adult Education Program and furnish verification that they have completed the course with a “C” or better grade, or
  2. Obtain a math tutor that will verify that they are prepared to retake the test for a second and final time.

All applicants, who pass the test, are given a list of signatory employers in this area. The applicant has to find their first (1st) job. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee does not do applicant placement.

If you are interested in taking the Entrance Exam, please email education@447jac.org for more information. 

 
2020/2021 Test Dates* 

 

December 7-11, 2020 - UPDATED 12/4/2020 - DUE TO THE RECENT SURGE IN COVID-19 CASES, THERE WILL BE NO TESTING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. All appointments already scheduled for the week of December 7-11, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled for a time when it is safe to do so.  

January 4-8, 2021 JANUARY TESTING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

February 1-5, 2021  FEBRUARY TESTING CANCELLED DUE TO COVID

March 1-5, 2021 Testing will resume with the rescheduling of appointments that were cancelled in December. All appointments for March are full. If you are on the waiting list, you will be called in order for any potential openings.

April 5-9, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of April. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam. 

May 3-7, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of May. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam.

June 7-11, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of June. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam.

July 11-16, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of July. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam.

August 2-6, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of August. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam.

September 13-17, 2021 - Testing has been cancelled for the month of September. THE WAITING LIST IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO NEW APPLICANTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The website will be updated monthly and will alert you when you can call to make an appointment for the Entrance Exam.

October 4-8, 2021

November 1-5, 2021

December 6-10, 2021

*Dates subject to change