No other organization serves the training needs of the piping 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 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 over 350,000 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 Michigan. Thanks to an agreement with the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA), Sprinkler Fitters Local 704 has a daytime apprenticeship program in our state of the art training facility.

In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, Sprinkler Fitters Local 704 offers continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as an associate's degree program through the United Association, International.

Local 704 apprenticeship program is a 5 year program overseen by dedicated instructors trained and certified by the United Association Instructor Training Program. Our instructors are also have factory certified training with many fire protection equipment manufacturers, (Victaulic, Reliable, Viking, Tyco, Aurora Pumps) to name a few. We are in compliance with all US Department of Labor (BATC) rules and guidelines.



•    All safety(OSHA 30) and CPR/AED training
•    Backflow tester: Training and renewal
•    Pre-action systems
•    NEW: ASSE 15000: ITM of water based fire protection systems.
•    NEW: Fire Pump Repair