Required Continuing Education for Colorado licensed Residential, Journeyman, and Master Plumbers

PHCC Colorado is recognized by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as an attesting continuing education provider in Colorado. View available courses on our calendar.

On April 16, 2019, Governor Polis signed HB 19-1086 into law which requires all licensed Residential, Journeyman, and Master Plumbers to complete continuing education courses in order to renew their license.


Each renewal cycle after May 2021 (starting February 2022), or upon the completion of the first renewal of a license thereafter, a licensee in active status shall complete eight hours of continuing education for every twelve months that have passed after the later of the last date of renewal or reinstatement in order to renew a license to perform plumbing work in Colorado.

Licensees must complete the following requirements for the renewal of a license:

  1. A minimum of eight (8) hours of CE must be completed every 12 months during the license cycle. The continuing education hours must be selected from among the Core Competencies below in any combination, except that, within every twenty-four month period, a minimum of four (4) CE hours must be related to codes as defined in Board Rule. Additionally, no more than two (2) hours will be accepted in CE courses related to safety training.

                   (a) Cross connection and backflow prevention 
                   (b) Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings 
                   (c) Indirect/Special Waste 
                   (d) Industry Product Training 
                   (e) Non-potable Water Systems
                   (f) Plumbing Administration 
                   (g) Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems 
                   (h) Sanitary Drainage 
                   (i) Special Piping (Medical Gas) 
                   (j) Storm Drainage 
                   (k) System piping and components 
                   (l) Traps, Interceptors and Separators 
                   (m) Vents - DVM 
                   (n) Water Heaters 
                   (o) Water Supply and Distribution 
                   (p) Safety related to the plumbing industry.

      2.    Licensees must attest upon renewal that they have read the current Colorado Plumbing Code.

Licensees holding multiple plumbing licenses issued by the Board must complete CE requirements for the most advanced license held. Completion of CE requirements for the most advanced license shall satisfy the requirements for all lesser licenses.

For more information regarding requirements, please contact the Department of Regulatory Agencies, Plumbing Division:

State Plumbing Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-2310  |  Email:

Board Office - [email protected]