As of July 2021, the DLI has increased the total number of hours of continuing education hours required for license renewals for Washington plumbers.
Effective July 1, 2021, all journey level and residential specialty renewals will require 24 hours of continuing education (CE) consisting of:
- A minimum of 12 hours of Uniform Plumbing Code (an increase of 4 hours);
- [Note: The 12 hours must be based on the currently adopted UPC and amendments as adopted by the state building code council].
- A minimum of 4 hours of Industry-Related Electrical content (unchanged); and
- 8 hours of additional CE on any code or plumbing industry-related topic (an increase of 4 hours.
- The total number of hours of CE is increased from 16 hours per renewal to 24 hours.
This class provides four hours based on the currently adopted UPC and amendments promulgated by the state building code council. It is designed to complement the 8 hours of updates and amendments continuing education offered by AYPO to fulfill the entire 12 hours based on the 2018 UPC now required for license renewal. This class:
- Reviews how to navigate and use the UPC, Washington amendments, and referenced standards
- Illustrates UPC codes from Chapters 7, 8, and 9 on best practices for sanitary drainage; and
- Looks at the hazards caused by buildings being vacant for long periods as well as the hazard of legionella and how the UPC and other regulations are applied to mitigate these hazards.
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- Course ID(s): WA2021-259
- Approved By: Washington Department of Labor & Industries
Randy Drake is a licensed, master plumber with over 32 years' experience in the industry. He founded a plumbing business in 1993 which he successfully sold in 2013. He currently works for a plumbing company based in Traverse City, Michigan.