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Our Commitment
to Our Contractors
is Everything

The heart of the San Diego PHCC chapter beats at the same pulse as our original founders, and even now, more than a century later, the importance and excitement of the PHCC mission have not been diluted. That mission is to advance and educate the plumbing and HVACR industry for society's health, safety, and comfort and to protect the environment.

Tradesmen that elect to join their local PHCC commit to the collective values of trust, integrity, and service that our chapter has become known for. When you see a technician with a PHCC patch, you know you are working with skilled tradesmen you can trust.

1883: A rich history of dedication, hard work, & getting our hands dirty

Standards must be set, but rarely should they stay the same. As methods, technology, and skills continue to improve, those standards should improve with them. Back in 1883, that vision was considered and acted upon, and the National Association of Master Plumbers was founded (or PHCC as it is known today). Skilled tradesmen that lived in a time without any working sinks, toilets, or essentially any of the plumbing infrastructure we have today, entrusted their future brethren to advance the industry and the skills to go with it.  

PHCC San Diego 1883
PHCC San Diego 1892


The San Diego chapter of the PHCC was founded only 9 years later, in 1892, and, like its other chapters across the country, continues to advance the legacy initiatives of its founders. All PHCC chapters seek to provide training resources for plumbing and HVACR to their local members, and the San Diego chapter is honored to be one of the few chapters that can offer both.


The PHCC of San Diego saw the opportunity in 2013 to provide their local P-H-C tradesmen with a platform for continued education and growth through a Journey-Level plumbing apprentice program. So the PHCC of San Diego Academy was formed. This 501(c)3 trade school is federally accredited by the Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship Training and utilizes the NCCER curriculum. The HVAC-R Certification program is nine months long and follows a combination curriculum built by educators and HVAC technicians in the field.

PHCC San Diego 2013
PHCC San Diego 2023


Today, the Academy stands strong and steadfast with terrific staff, an improved curriculum, and a growing number of hands-on labs. The PHCC of San Diego Academy continues to add programs based on the needs of the industry, like the Back-flow Certification. Efforts also extend beyond the classroom, with an increased focus on community outreach specifically to San Diego County Agencies, high schools, and the military. Our office can also act as a recruiter for individuals seeking employment in the P-H-C industry. We do our best to match individuals to members based on their location, experience and initiative.

Join our community of dedicated contractors today and reap the benefits of 140 years in the making.

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