Those licensed to install, maintain, or repair plumbing fixtures and pipe systems in the state of Vermont must complete 8 hours of continuing education on a biennial basis for license renewal. Five parts divide the course for easier digestion. Parts 1-4 focus on Chapter by Chapter changes to the 2018 International Plumbing Code. Part 5 concentrates on amendments to the 2018 IPC for Vermont’s Plumbing Rules.
Part 1 largely covers the new chapter intros, definition changes, and organizational structure of the 2018 IPC. Third-party certification of plumbing products, and new codes and revisions relating to plumbing fixtures in gaming areas, public swimming pools, and toilet facilities make up the bulk of Part 2. Temperature control and waste connections are also emphasized.
Part 3 reviews new standards for water heater installation, backflow protection, push-fit joints, and potable water systems and tanks. The final chapters of the 2018 IPC are summarized in Part 4. Newly approved materials, enhanced guidelines surrounding drainage piping, and nonpotable water distribution allowances are discussed.
Vermont amends the IPC for proper internal oversight authority, copper restrictions, frost protection, sizing requirements for stack vents and vent stacks, and much more.
Videos and images are utilized throughout the course to enhance comprehension. After each lesson, students will be asked a single question about the material. There are 5 quizzes in total and a brief final exam.
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- Approved By: Vermont State Plumbing Examining Board
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.