South Dakota 4 Hour 2015 Plumbing Code Change Ch 1-5
Every South Dakota amendment and every significant model code revision Chapters 1 through 5 and how these changes affect working plumbers in South Dakota, with discussions on the reasons behind every change based on SD legislative summaries and the deliberations of the Technical Committees for the 2015 UPC.
South Dakota 4 Hour 2015 Plumbing Code Change Ch 6-17
A comprehensive review of changes to Chapters 6 through 17 and the Appendices both by amendment and by the IAPMO Technical Committee during code review cycles for the 2012 and 2015 UPC. Every significant change is addressed, using information provided by the DLR and from the deliberations of the IAPMO Technical Committee and from industry groups, with a focus on how these changes affect working plumbers in South Dakota.
CE Requirements to Renew a SD Plumber License
Whether you’re a journeyman plumber, a plumbing contractor, or you have another type of license from the South Dakota Plumbing Commission, you probably want to keep your license active. And doing exactly that pretty much comes down to getting a certain number of continuing education (CE) hours each year.
CE hours to renew your plumbing license in South Dakota
The South Dakota Plumbing Commission specifically requires that various types of plumbing licensees get continuing education on a yearly basis. This is basically the Commission’s way of making sure that all licensed plumbers are staying informed about industry changes, like updates to the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC).
To meet this requirement, you need four hours of CE each year. This applies if you have any of the following license types:
- Plumbing contractors
- Restricted plumbing contractors
- Journeyman plumbers
- Restricted plumbers
- Third-year apprentice plumbers licensed as an apprentice plumber
State regulation mandates that you must take hours that focus on the plumbing trade. To make sure your hours cover relevant topics, the Commission requires you to take your hours from an education provider or other specific source that they’ve already vetted and approved.
To make sure your hours count toward the CE you need, double-check that any education provider you’re considering has approval from the state. As an example, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page to see our education and instructor approval from the Commission.
On a positive note, you can take your South Dakota plumbing license CE online. That means you can take it whenever you have time and knock it out from any convenient location, like your home or office.
Take your four hours each year and you should have no trouble keeping your license active.
Getting your license renewed
- Your South Dakota plumbing license expires on December 31 each year.
In the fall of each year, you should get a renewal notice from the state in the mail. Assuming you have your CE done, the only thing you need to worry about is paying the renewal fee. Fees are as follows:
- Plumbing contractors: $275
- Restricted plumbing contractors: $110
- Journeyman plumbers: $105
- Restricted plumbers: $55
- Apprentice: $10
You have a couple of options for submitting your renewal fee. You can mail it in (include your renewal notice in the envelope) or you can use the state’s online interface. If you haven’t set up an account before, you can do so here.
If you have any questions about South Dakota plumbing CE, you can contact our team. But if you need more info about renewing your license, you can reach out to the Commission. They have an online inquiry form or you can call them at (605) 773-3429.
Ultimately, keeping your South Dakota plumbing license active is a yearly to-do. Taking four hours of CE online can make the process a whole lot easier for you.