Tradesmen License Renewal Courses to be held at Mall Site November 14

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 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 More information is available at 674-3633.

About Pam Linkous

Editor of my high school newspaper back when papers were carved into stone tablets and delivered by oxen, I now spend my days unraveling the mysteries of Blackboard (like, you mean my instructor has my paper NOW...I just accidently pressed enter....oh noooooo) and trying to understand how textbooks today cost more than tuition did when I went to college the first time. Despite needing several more hours per day to get everything done (who do I e-mail, Facebook, blog about that?), I still love to write and am willing to take on assignments that do not require staying up past my bedtime.
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