An Unindentured Apprentice (helper) works to assist Journeymen and Apprentices

with tasks at the jobsite. A helper can be employed by Construction or HVAC

employers. The current wage for Helpers is $14.25 an hour, including Health

Insurance for yourself.

To apply as a Helper/Unindentured Apprentice you must apply in person and bring

with you the credentials and items listed below, to speed things up click on the

helper application and fill it out ahead of time and come down to the Apprenticeship

office; 3630 Belgium Lane San Antonio, Texas 78219. You may contact Toi at 

 210-226-2661 ext. #218 should you have any questions, 



  • High School Diploma or GED

  • A Certified copy of your Birth Certificate

  • If you are former military; a copy of your DD-214 form

Other Items:

  • A Money Order, in the amount of $15 payable to the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners; this applies to ALL applicants! If you do not have this card you can click on the link to apply on-line at:

  • The Plumbing Board also requires you to have fingerprints done, you can

  • register online at the IdentoGO website, please click on the link.  


    • Click Schedule or manage appointment and complete the pages that follow, when asked for an authorization code mark no.
    • Do not request a hard card, as it will not be accepted by TSBPE.
    • Make sure you bring proof of identification with you to the appointment. (The cost is $39.05)

  • For HVAC Applicants only; a Money Order, in the amount of $20 payable to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation If you do not have this card you can apply on-line at: