Oatey University


Oatey University is a best-in-class training center dedicated to education, research and hands-on practice in support of the trades. 

Our 20,000-square-foot facility, located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio, was developed by our expert team of plumbing specialists for robust in-person and remote learning. We offer full-size mockups of various jobsite settings, including a hotel bathroom and a residential rough-in plumbing system, where individuals can perform installations and earn continuing education credits/certifications. 

The facility houses two interactive labs for solvent welding and heating/chemical applications. There is also a large classroom on site designed for lecture-style learning, meetings, community events and more. 

Whether an apprentice learning the trade, an experienced professional refining a technique or a business partner seeking product knowledge, Oatey University has something for every skill level.   

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The Facility

Continuing Education Courses

We conveniently offer a range of State of Ohio CEU courses on site every month, such as hands-on technical application training and personalized plant tours, so you can refresh and expand your skills with ease. Individuals can earn credits in increments of two, four and eight hours.

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Solvent Weld Training & Certification

Learn proper solvent welding techniques to cure the perfect pipe joint in accordance with ASME B31.3 requirements. With years of extensive research and product development under our belt, the Oatey team knows first-hand the challenges professionals face when solvent welding and is committed to helping you through every step of the process.

Individuals are welcome to take the course and earn certification at Oatey University, or our experts are happy to visit your jobsite and train in real-time.

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QuickDrain USA Certified Installer Program

Are you a plumber or contractor interested in becoming a certified QuickDrain expert? Explore everything you need to know about each of QuickDrain’s linear drain systems, including how to properly install them in different applications. Certification can be completed in four (six-hour) classes.

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Community Outreach

Oatey University is dedicated to connecting the trades with local communities and helping schools provide the educational tools needed to support the continued growth of the industry. We welcome students, instructors, apprentices and everyone in between looking to advance their plumbing skills and receive real, expert advice about a career in the field. We’ll spend time ensuring all questions are answered, providing one-on-one mentoring and customizing course curriculum based on any age or skill level.

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Virtual Training

The Oatey University Virtual Training platform, powered by BlueVolt, includes more than 20 free classes that are available to anyone interested in learning more about Oatey products and related applications. The courses are self-guided and each covers a wide range of categories such as plumbing, irrigation and waterworks across Oatey’s family of brands.

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