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
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.