Perfect for new learners and for those needing a refresher, the updated, two-part Plumbing Manufacturers International Codes and Standards Course includes changes to the 2021 International Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code, as well as new information about various timelines, requirements, standards and more.
Individuals or teams wishing to take the on-demand course can register for either part or both parts at safeplumbing.org/codes. PMI members and non-members are welcome to take the course, with PMI members receiving discounted rates.
In addition to including changes to the 2021 IPC and UPC, the course brings participants up to speed on updates to timelines for the UPC Code Cycle, National Standard Plumbing Code Cycle and International Code Council Code Development Cycle. Course takers learn about the state of conformity assessment requirements in North America.
Recent revisions to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, the Lead and Copper Rule and NSF 61 are also covered.
Part 1 provides a primer on standards, regulations, codes and conformity assessment.
The first part of the PMI Codes and Standards Course provides the basics of standards, regulations, codes and conformity assessment for plumbing manufacturers. Those completing this part will learn how to:
- Describe product standards and their role in the plumbing industry
- Understand the various regulations that impact the plumbing industry
- Identify the model codes used in the plumbing industry
- Define conformity assessment and identify third-party certification agencies and marks of conformity
Part 2 covers standards and topics in plumbing.
Part 2 is designed for plumbing manufacturing professionals with technical experience who would like a deeper dive into standards and other important topics. This course material includes a discussion on how a water supply system can become contaminated with legionella, how the weighted average lead content is determined in NSF 372 (Drinking Water System Components – Lead Content) for plumbing products such as faucets and accessibility requirements that impact plumbing product manufacturers. In addition, the course covers:
- Backflow and its causes, and the standards that pertain to backflow prevention
- Standards that regulate water temperature and the various valves used
- Minimum water quality standards and conservation requirements
- Accessible design and the fundamental provisions for design and installation
- Regulations affecting manufactured housing
- Legionella and water supply systems
- Background information on the major U.S. standard development organizations