This course is designed for all licensed plumbers in Minnesota. It provides all 16 hours of continuing education (CE) needed to renew a license. It contains 12 hours of Code training and 4 hours of Industry Related training.
The first section of the course discusses important topics for plumbers – safety training. Focusing on plumbing job sites and a detailed look at every aspect of water heaters, this section delves deeply into each topic as well as provides practical, hands-on information that can enhance how you practice plumbing in the state.
The next module in the course takes on every provision repealed from the 2012 MPC (other than those brought forward to the 2015 MPC by way of amendment) to see how 2015 MPC handles those plumbing topics. This class provides vital information to the working plumber to help in the transition from the repealed provisions from the 2012 plumbing code to the new provisions adopted for 2015.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.
After a brief look at current licensing rules in the state, the unusually high number of amendments to the model codes drawn from the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) are presented in detail, with discussion of how the amendments bring forward elements of the 2012 home-grown Minnesota Plumbing Code (MPC) and how the amendments affect plumbers.
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- Course ID(s): 20190188, 20180501, 20180502
- Approved By: MN Department of Labor and Industry
Chris D'Amato is the instructor and industry expert for Plumbing Trade Courses. With over 25 years experience, he has held a Journeyman Plumbing license since 2001 performing all aspects of plumbing in new construction, light commercial, remodels and service. Chris manages his own multifaceted plumbing shop coordinating a wide range of services from Property Management accounts to plumbing whole subdivisions and providing services to large living facilities for the the State of Oregon. In his tenure at AYPO he has helped thousands of plumbing licensees keep up with their continuing education requirements.