12 Hour Course
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Course ID: 20180502, 20190188
Approved By: MN Department of Labor and Industry
This course is designed for all licensed plumbers in Minnesota and fulfills twelve hours of continuing education (CE) on the code required for this license renewal cycle. A total sixteen hours of CE must be completed to renew a plumbing license.
The course provides comprehensive and balanced instruction on the many changes resulting from the replacement of Minnesota's home-grown plumbing code with the 2015 Minnesota Plumbing Code, the first to be based on national model codes followed by a review of key topics for working plumbers. The first module in the course takes on every provision repealed from the 2012 MPC (other than those brought forward to the 2015 MPC by way of amendment) to see how 2015 MPC handles those plumbing topics. This class provides vital information to the working plumber to help in the transition from the repealed provisions from the 2012 plumbing code to the new provisions adopted for 2015.
This is followed by a module that introduces the Uniform Plumbing Code, the model on which the 2015 MPC is based, discussing how its organized, periodically revised, and applied. Every significant change made during the 2009-2012 code review cycle is covered (for those codes adopted for the 2015 MPC), including the reasons for each change as explained by the IAPMO Technical Committees, supplemented in some cases with information from the plumbing industry to help illustrate the effect of the change. The module will help Minnesota plumbers better understand how the UPC is structured and help them join in the UPC revision process.
The final section discuss important topics for plumbers – a safety training focusing on plumbing job sites and a detailed look at every aspect of water heaters, delving deeply into each topic as well as providing practical, hands-on information that can enhance how you practice plumbing in the state.