New River Community College will offer tradesmen license renewal courses on Saturday, November 14, at its New River Valley Mall site in Christiansburg for journeymen, master plumbers, electricians, HVAC mechanics and gas fitters.
NRCC’s license renewal courses are approved by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and the Virginia Board of Contractors. Plumbers, HVAC technicians and electricians must take three hours of continuing education in their field. Journeymen and master gas fitters, liquefied petroleum gas fitters and natural gas fitters must complete one hour of a continuing education course.
The plumbing course (PLMB 1100-CA) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon for a $125 fee. The electrical renewal course (ELEC 1108-CA) will be held from 9 until noon for a $125 fee. The gas fitting renewal course (PLMB 1101-CA) will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. for a fee of $65. The HVAC mechanic renewal course (HVAC 1103-CA) will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. with a fee of $125.
The tradesmen license renewal courses are also now available online. Participants can complete the continuing education course in their field by going online to nr.edu/workforce to register. Tuition for the electrical (ELEC 1108), plumbing (PLMB 1100) and HVAC mechanic (HVAC 1103) is $29.95. Cost for the gas fitting course (PLMB 1101) is $14.95.
Each course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job and general use and special equipment included in the respective codes.
A registration form can be accessed from the Workforce Development website at www.nr.edu/workforce. More information is available at 674-3633.