Washington 8 Hour Changes to the 2015 UPC


8 Hour Course

Course ID: WA2019-432

Approved By: Washington Department of Labor & Industries

3.8 43 Reviews

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To begin this class, we’ll review the basic history of the UPC, and we’ll talk about the differences of the UPC from the IPC.

After that, most of the class will focus on providing you with the biggest and most significant changes to the code, presented in context so that you can understand how the change affects the entire rule.For starters, we’ll address inspections, maintenance, repairs and alterations, and how to handle it when two relevant codes conflict.

Other changes we’ll discuss include changes to the definitions used in the code, as well as minimum standards for the materials used in plumbing construction and repair. It also covers some alternate materials and methods that are acceptable for use. We’ll cover working in flood hazard areas, handling wastes, and preventative measures to ensure the functionality of a plumbed system.

Changes to specific procedures will be covered, including the proper systems for specialized facilities. We’ll discuss the changes to regulations for fixtures and fittings, drainage systems, traps, and interceptors.

We’ll also review new changes to the UPC to encourage sustainable water practices, such as rainwater catchment systems, and other alternate water sources to reduce water usage.

  • UPC Changes with Washington Amendments
    • Changes to the 2015 UPC [15 Activities]
      • 01. Course Introduction
      • 02. Washington Amendments to Chapters One through Five
      • 03. Washington Amendments to Chapters Six through Eleven
      • 04. Washington Amendments to Chapters 13 through 17 and Appendix I
      • 05. The 2015 IAPMO/ANSI Uniform Plumbing Code
      • 06. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter One: Administration
      • 07. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Two: Definitions
      • 08. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Three: General Regulations
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Four: Plumbing Fixtures & Fixture Fittings
        • 10. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Five: Water Heaters
        • 11. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Six: Water Supply and Distribution
        • 12. 2015 Code Changes: Chapters Seven (Sanitary Drainage) and Eight (Indirect Wastes)
        • 13. 2015 Code Changes: Chapters Nine (Vents); Ten (Traps and Interceptors); & Eleven (Storm Drainage
        • 14. 2015 Code Changes: Chapters Twelve (Fuel Gas Piping); Thirteen (Health Care Facilities and Medical G
        • 15. 2015 Code Changes: Chapter Sixteen Nonpotable Water Catchment Systems
    • Washington Amended 2015 UPC Exam (280 questions)
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

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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.

Course Reviews

August 19th, 2019

July 20th, 2019
It was very educational.

October 2nd, 2018
Long but I learned alot

May 1st, 2018
quiz is hard but helped me learn

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July 18th, 2019
Not an easy test....(quiz).

January 20th, 2019
Over all i thought it was a great course. However there were many spelling mistakes on the quiz. Also a couple questions had the wrong UPC reference number.

January 14th, 2019
good course but a lot of misspelled words in the questions. it was also very long .

August 5th, 2018
A lot of reference to location in the book via code numbers were off. Otherwise not to bad.

July 19th, 2018
A couple typo's here and there. Making some questions difficult to understand. Otherwise not too bad.

February 27th, 2018
More illustrations or interactive slideshow. Most importantly a warning that the test at the end takes so long with so many questions and definitely requires a full code book.

January 22nd, 2018
There was a lot of typo's on the section numbers, and there were a lot of questions that were not in the 2015 UPC and Washingtons Additions/Edits was alittle hard finding the answers especially being a plumber trainee.

January 2nd, 2019
a lot of misspelled words/numbers, and a lot of questions asked that my book and your pretest didn't cover.

August 29th, 2018
I spent more then 8 hr taking the test

July 19th, 2018
too many typos and errors

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