Utah Plumbing Continuing Education
We are approved to offer continuing education by the Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing.
Our Utah 12 hour plumbers CE course is exactly what you need to renew. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your course we will report the completion to the Utah DOPL. Rush reporting is available.
Utah 12 Hour Plumber 2018 IPC Update CE Course
This 12 hour course is specifically designed for plumbers in the state of Utah. It covers every significant change made to the 2018 IPC and the amendments made to the 2018 IPC when Utah adopted it as the new plumbing code for the state, effective July 1, 2019. It is comprised of the following four classes:
- 2018 IPC: Changes to Chapters 1-6
- 2018 IPC: Changes to Chapters 7-15 & Utah Amendments
- OSHA Safety Training for Plumbers
- Survey of Rainwater Harvesting for Utah Plumbers
OSHA Safety Training for Plumbers 4 hr
This course is designed to give a Plumbing License holder 4 hours of Professional Credit Hours. The course covers safety in the field of plumbing
Utah 4 Hour Water Heaters Plumbing CE (4 Hours Professional)
Instead of a broad survey, this class dives deep into a single topic central to the plumbing trades, including discussions of underlying principles and of best practices. It offers a comprehensive course of study on all aspects of residential water heaters.
Utah 2018 IPC: Chapters 7-15 and UT Amendments (4 Hours Code)
This 4-hour state-approved class presents the significant changes made to Chapters 7 through 15 of the 2018 IPC, and the amendments made to the 2018 IPC when Utah adopted it as the new plumbing code for the state, effective July 1, 2019.
Utah 4 Hour Common Problems for Plumbers (4 Hours Professional)
This class provides a brisk and often entertaining survey of the most often cited violations and thorny plumbing areas such as cleanouts, pipe grading, corrosion, handicapped access, and customer abuse of the plumbing system. Along with a discussion of how these problems arise, the class offers tried-and-true strategies for addressing these common problem areas.
Utah 4 Hour Graywater & POWTS (4 Hours Core)
Instead of a broad survey, this class dives deep into a single topic central to the plumbing trades, including discussions of underlying principles and of best practices. It offers a comprehensive course of study on two related areas, both of which are experiencing rapid changes POWTS (Private Onsite Water Treatment Systems) and systems that reuse graywater.
Utah 4 Hour Sanitary Drainage Systems (4 Hours Professional)
Instead of a broad survey, this class dives deep into a single topic central to the plumbing trades, including discussions of underlying principles and of best practices. It offers a comprehensive course of study on two related areas, both of which are can cause ample problems if not properly installed and maintained sanitary drainage piping and grease interceptors.
Utah 2018 IPC: Chapters 1-6 (4 Hours Code)
This 4-hour state-approved class covers the 50 most significant changes made to Chapters 1 through 6 of the 2018 IPC during the 2015 to 2018 code review cycle. The class uses a cut-and-paste format that makes each change easy to follow along with a discussion to illuminates what the change means.
Utah 2018 IPC: UT Amendments Edition (2 Hours Code)
This 2-hour state-approved class covers every one of the more than 70 amendments made to the 2018 IPC when Utah adopted it as the new plumbing code for the state, effective July 1, 2019.
CE Requirements to Renew a UT Plumbers License
If you’re a licensed plumber in the state of Utah, you’ve got some work to do every two years. That’s because the Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (or DOPL for short) lays out specific requirements in order to renew your plumbing license in every even-numbered year.
To make sure you know exactly what’s required to keep your plumbing license active, here are the steps you need to take.
Step one: renew on time
- Utah plumbing licenses expire on November 30 of every even-numbered year (e.g., 11/30/22, 11/30/24, etc).
- You should get a renewal notice in the mail from the DOPL at least 60 days before your license will expire. If you’ve moved and you need to update your address with the state, you can use the eGov system to submit a change-of-address request.
- Even if you don’t get a renewal notice, your license will still expire on November 30 of each even-numbered year. It’s your responsibility to make sure you complete all the necessary to-dos before then.
Step two: complete the Utah plumbing continuing education
Per Utah Administrative Code R156-55c-304, you need to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each renewal cycle if you have any of the following license types:
- Master plumbers
- Journeyman plumbers
- Apprentice plumbers
- Residential journeyman plumbers
- Residential master plumbers
Eight of your 12 CE hours have to be what the state calls “core education,” which is anything covering:
- The International Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, and International Energy Conservation Codes, along with state building code
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training
- The Americans with Disability Act
- Medical gas, National Fire Protection Association 13D and 54
- Hydronics and wastewater treatment
The state requires contractors to take some in-person hours, but plumbers are off the hook. Fortunately, that means that you can get all of your CE, including the core hours, online. This gives you the freedom to take the hours whenever you have time. And you can chip away at them from any location that’s convenient. You just need an internet-connected computer, tablet, or phone.
Once you finish a plumbing CE course, your education provider should report your hours to the state on your behalf.
Step three: send in your renewal and fee
Once you’ve got your CE done, it’s time to submit your renewal. You can use the DOPL’s license renewal system to do this online. You’ll need your license number and renewal ID to get into the system.
If you don’t have a renewal ID, you’ll need to request one — but doing so should be relatively easy. You can use this online form to ask the DOPL for the ID you need. But because you can’t move forward without this piece, it can be helpful to start your renewal in early November so you have ample time to work out any kinks.
When you renew online, you’ll need to pay the applicable fee. For a Utah plumbing license, that’s $69.
Take these three steps in the fall of every even-numbered year and you’ll have no issues keeping your Utah plumbing license active.