Under Rule 24.180.2102, each journeyman or master plumber must complete at least four hours of board-approved continuing education (CE) annually. The course curriculum must be based on:
- the adopted state plumbing code;
- ARM 24.301.301 through 24.301.351 (amendments);
- Title 37, chapter 69, MCA, (licensure of plumbers);
- Title 50, chapter 60, MCA, (building codes and permit requirements);
- ARM Title 24, chapter 180, (plumbing board rules); or
- other subjects related to the plumbing industry, as approved by the board.
This course fulfills the required four hours of continuing education for licensed plumbers in Montana, focusing on the first two curriculum choices – the code and amendments. The course covers every Montana amendment made when adopted the 2018 UPC as the basis of the new Montana Plumbing Code. The class also presents every significant model code revision made to Chapters 2 through 6 for both the 2012-2015 and 2015-2108 code revision cycles of the UPC, including the reason for the change and how the changes affect working plumbers in Montana. Each significant code is discussed by presenting in clear terms the language that was deleted, changed, or added, and the proceedings of the Technical Committee that led to the change.
The five chapters covered are among the most vital in the UPC, covering Definitions, General Regulations, Fixtures and Fittings, Water Heaters, and Water Supply & Distribution.
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- Approved By: MT Dept. of Labor and Industry - Board of Plumbers
Ray Trujillo is the instructor and industry expert for Plumbing Trade Courses. With over 35 years experience. His experience includes leading and instructing diverse organizational teams.
• Local Union 412 Plumbing & Pipefitting Instructor
• Plumbing Instructor for Central New Mexico Community College
• Military Leadership Instructor for students attending Santa Clara, Stanford, San Jose State Universities and Area Community Colleges
• Considerable experience in student integration, developmental, performance and matriculation counseling
• Exceedingly proficient with automated office and classroom systems
Ray has held the following positions in he diverse career:
• Training Director
• Assistant Training Coordinator
• Plumbing & Gasfitting Instructor
• Assistant Chief Executive Officer
• Senior Military Science Instructor
• Unit Supervisor and Performance Counselor
• Assistant Manager / Network Administrator / Help Desk Technician
• Squad Leader
• Team Leader
Ray's further education and training:
• UA Star Plumbing Mastery Course, Ann Arbor, MI
• Administering the JATC for Training Directors/Coordinators, Annapolis, MD
• Veteran In Piping (VIP) Course, Ann Arbor, MI
• OSHA 500 Course, San Diego, CA
OSHA 501 Course, Nederland, TX