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DORA Educational Bulletin: Plumbing Contemporaneous Reviews

The state has developed a standard procedure for conducting contemporaneous reviews to ensure consistent, timely and efficient enforcement of Colorado’s plumbing licensure and apprenticeship requirements. This procedure is pursuant to HB19-1086, which becomes effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Inspecting entities are required to develop standard procedures advising its inspectors how to conduct these reviews of plumbers and apprentices that are compliant with state plumbing licensing and apprentice ratio laws.

Click here to see DORA's Educational Bulletin.

 

Streamlined Plumbing Exam Process

Beginning January 1, 2019, applicants wishing to take the Colorado Plumbing Examination should contact the exam vendor, PSI, directly. The Division of Professions and Occupations (Division) is no longer requiring applicants to be pre-approved for the exam. Applicants may register for the exam on the PSI website on or after January 1, 2019.  PSI will permit an applicant to take the Colorado Plumbing Exam after confirming the following: Applicant has completed the required PSI registration process.

Applicant pays the exam registration fee to PSI.

Applicants seeking a Colorado plumbing license must pass the Colorado Plumbing Exam before applying for licensure at the Division. After passing the examination, applicants must complete the application for licensure for the Division of Professions and Occupations and demonstrate that minimum qualifications for licensure set by Colorado law are met. The application for licensure can be found on the State Plumbing Board’s website. 

The Division of Professions and Occupations (Division) at the Department of Regulatory Agencies will no longer require applicants to be pre-approved for the Colorado Plumbing Exam. 

As licensees, educators and other key stakeholders, you have direct contact with the students and professionals who may need to know about this change. We appreciate any efforts you can make to spread the word, so students and professionals know the correct path to licensure and do not encounter unexpected delays. Questions should be directed to Renee Wunsch, Licensing Supervisor at [email protected].

Thank you for your assistance.

 

Journeyman/Master Plumber Exam Prep Course: September 20-22, 2019

Preparing for the Journeyman or Master Plumbers Exam?

This 3-day class will help you prepare to pass the written, multiple choice and practical sections of the journeyman and master plumber exams.

We will review the IPC, IRC codes, including a brief overview of the Colorado state adopted code amendments, and will help you apply the requirements of these codes/amendments to the installation of plumbing systems.

Learn More Here!

Topics covered include:

  • the currently adopted codes, namely, the International Plumbing Code (IPC), the International Residential Code (IRC), including fire sprinkler provisions as well as the Rules and Regulations as adopted by the Examining Board of Plumbers
  • a step-by-step demonstration (out of appendix E) of water and water pipe sizingDrain Waste and Vent.
  • how to navigate the code book and test to the code in order to pass the exam 

Once completed, you will be able to answer questions on the following categories covered in the written examination: cross connections; calculations and blueprint reading; combination waste and vent systems; hangers, supports and system protection; indirect and special waste piping; installation techniques; plumbing fixtures; sanitary drainage systems; storm drainage systems; traps, interceptors, separators; vents/venting; water distribution systems; fire sprinklers.

THE CURRENT (2018) IPC IS REQUIRED. The IRC is optional as only sprinkler codes will be reviewed. THE CODE AND COMMENTARY BOOK IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THIS CLASS.

The 2015 version can be used however many changes happened between the 2015 and 2018 code cycles it is highly recommended a 2018 be brought to class.

PHCC Members: $495
Non Members: $595

Click Here to Register

 

Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys

Auto crashes continue to wreak havoc on our nation’s roads and subsequently, in our courtrooms. The impact of an auto crash can be life-changing or business-altering. Federated Mutual Insurance Company® wants to help you protect your business from auto crashes through our new initiative.

Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys offers numerous resources to help you defend yourself should you find yourself in court because of a crash.

Association member policyholders will receive access to the following products and services:

  • One-on-one conversation with a Federated Insurance marketing representative
  • Access to iiX™ driver monitoring resources*
  • Access to Lytx® In-Cab Technology resources
  • Complimentary banners for display at your business
  • Safety meeting resources to deliver directly to your employees
  • Driving policy template for integration into your employee handbook

*Some restrictions apply

Contact your local marketing representative today to learn more about Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys.

 

Federated Insurance Sponsored Webinar: Hidden Dangers of Common Human Resources Mistakes - Sep.17, 2019

 
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