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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. 

Starting in February 2022, licensed Residential, Journeyman, and Master Plumbers who are renewing their license, will have to attest to completing eight (8) hours of continuing education credit in the previous 12 months. According to this rule, licenses must also attest upon renewal that they have read the current Colorado Plumbing Code. See more details here: https://pcac.memberclicks.net/ce

Get your Required Continuing Education Credits!

PHCC Colorado is offering a one-day, 8-hour course, including the required four hours of code, on the following dates, 7am - 4pm:

November 13, 2021 at MTech 12300 N Pecos St, Westminster, CO 80234

January 22, 2021 - Location TBD

February - Date and Location TBD

 You can visit the PHCC Colorado website for complete class details and to register today for the November or the January class.


Classes are limited to 60 people and they will fill up fast.

Register Today!
 

PHCC National Webinars 1st Qtr 2022

PHCC webinars offer attendees a chance to learn more about their industry, news and decisions impacting their bottom line from the comfort of your office. We’re always adding webinars to the schedule–please check back for the latest offerings! Check out PHCC National's upcoming webinars for 2022 here.

 

Planning New Hires in 2022?

Ramp Up Their Training with the Online Plumbing Pre-Apprentice Course
 
When you make a new hire for your field crew, it can take some time to evaluate their skills and see if they will be a good long-term fit for your company. That can cause you to hold back from enrolling new hires into a full apprenticeship training program or other cost-intensive training during their first months of employment.
 
Plumbing Pre-Apprentice Course
With this in mind, the Foundation created our new Plumbing Pre-Apprentice course. The online program focuses on general industry knowledge, safety, science and math of plumbing, systems & products, and basic service and repair work. The course helps new hires develop the skills required to be a productive helper benefitting the business while giving you time to evaluate their long-term potential.
 
Thanks to our donors and sponsors, the program is rolling out at an introductory cost of only $29. 
 
That low cost of entry gives you a way to kickstart the learning curve of a new hire without the risk of enrolling an untested new team member in a high-cost training program. And once you have determined that the hire is a good fit and interested in furthering their education, you can help them choose which path to take - traditional apprenticeship training or the Foundation's Fast Track to Service and Repair course. 

For more information, please hit the button below.
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"I AM AN AMERICAN PLUMBER"

"I Am AN American Plumber" is launching a program that will collect more stories from around the nation that will help positively impact the next generation of plumbers. 

Sharing your story is simple! By visiting here, plumbers will be asked a few questions and attach an image of themselves. We will select the best entries and reshare them on American Plumber Stories social media accounts!

Submit your story today!
 

PHCC Joins Industry Lawsuit Against EPA

By Mark Valentini:

PHCC has joined alongside HARDI (Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) as petitioners in a lawsuit in Federal court (DC Circuit) against the EPA in their rulemaking to ban one-time use cylinders for refrigerants as part of its broader phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Under the rulemaking, EPA seeks to require refrigerant cylinders be recyclable and tracked using a QR code system. The rulemaking puts undue responsibility on contractors and distributors to manage the tracking of these cylinders amongst other issues. PHCC filed comments with the EPA voicing our concerns back in July (see here), ergo we have an established position on this matter.

The lawsuit essentially does the following:

1. Challenges EPA authority: This goes beyond their statutory authority and/or have an overly broad interpretation of what their authority is in this regard under the AIM Act.

2. Argues that the rule is arbitrary and capricious in that it is irrational to expect distributors and contractors to keep track of product to this extent.

3. Argues that this is beyond the intent of Congress when it passed the AIM Act. Customs and Border Protection already ensure that illegal product does not enter the market. Also, the intent of the AIM Act was to put the onus on manufacturers for reporting and it was not meant to trickle down to the bottom of the distribution chain the way EPA intends it.

 
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