This course provides eight hours of code update continuing education credits and highlights major updates identified in the Significant Changes to the IPC, IMC, and IFGC, 2021 Edition publication. Some additional changes not included in the book are also covered. 

To help ensure students remember what they’ve learned, lessons include review questions and additional resources. 

Learning objectives include: 

  • Identify major changes introduced in the 2021 edition of the IPC.  
  • Describe regulations surrounding the design, approval, and installation of water heaters. 
  • Understand definitions of terms from chapter two of the IPC, recognizing their specific meanings within the context of the code. 
  • Recognize general regulations in plumbing as described in chapter three. 
  • Explain requirements for indirect connections to the sanitary drainage system and the handling of special wastes.  
  • List the minimum requirements for plumbing fixtures, faucets, and fixture fittings. 
  • Outline key regulations for sanitary drainage systems. 
  • Identify venting requirements as outlined in chapter nine. 
  • Understand the purpose and installation requirements for storm drainage systems to prevent building damage. 
  • Recognize design requirements and installation limitations for traps, interceptors, and separators. 
  • Summarize key regulations governing water supply and distribution systems.  
  • Summarize the regulations for the design and installation of subsurface landscape irrigation systems using nonpotable water. 
  • Explain regulations for nonflammable medical gas systems, oxygen-fuel gas systems, and other special piping and storage systems. 
  • Describe the design and installation requirements for nonpotable water systems. 
  • Recognize the importance of the referenced standards in chapter 15 and understand how they integrate with the IPC.  
  • Plumbers who finish this course will understand their latest plumbing code changes and know how to apply them in practical settings.
  • Course ID(s): 2024-037
  • Approved By: Kansas PHCC

Instructor Bio

Randy Drake Profile

Randy Drake is a licensed, master plumber with over 32 years' experience in the industry. He founded a plumbing business in 1993 which he successfully sold in 2013. He currently works for a plumbing company based in Traverse City, Michigan.