Plumbing Manufacturers International Codes and Standards Course Update Open to Members and Non-Members

MCLEAN, Va .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Perfect for new learners and for those who need a refresher. The updated two-part course on International Codes and Standards for Plumbing Manufacturers (PMI) includes changes to the International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2021 and the Unified Plumbing Code (UPC), as well as new information on various schedules, requirements, standards, and more.

Individuals or teams who wish to take the on-demand course at their discretion can now sign up for part or both at safeplumbing.org/codes. PMI members and non-members are welcome to attend the course. PMI members receive discounted prices.

PMI Technical Director Matt Sigler updated the course content to meet the needs of today’s plumbing manufacturer. PMI Education Coordinator Stephanie Lass worked with PMI’s learning management system provider to develop the presentation of the course. “The presentation looks fresh and features new ‘knowledge reviews’ in each module so that attendees can keep what they have learned,” Lass said. Those who complete each part with a final exam of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion.

Not only does the course include changes to IPC and UPC 2021, but it also informs participants of updates to the schedules for the UPC code cycle, the National Standard Plumbing Code Cycle, and the International Code Council’s Code Code Development Cycle. The course participants learn about the status of the requirements for conformity assessment in North America.

The latest revisions to the Act to Reduce Lead in Drinking Water, the Lead and Copper Rule, and NSF 61 will also be discussed.

Part 1 introduces standards, regulations, codes and conformity assessments

The first part of the PMI Codes and Standards course covers the basics of standards, regulations, codes and conformity assessments for plumbing manufacturers. Those who complete this part will learn how to:

  • Describe product standards and their role in the plumbing industry

  • Understand the various regulations that affect the plumbing industry

  • Identify the model codes used in the plumbing industry

  • Define the conformity assessment and identify certification bodies and conformity marks of third parties

Part 2 deals with standards and issues in the sanitary sector

Part 2 is aimed at plumbing manufacturers with technical experience who want to dig deeper into standards and other important topics. This course material includes a discussion of how Legionella can contaminate a water supply system. how to determine the weighted average lead content in NSF 372 (Components of the Drinking Water System – Lead Content) for sanitary products such as faucets; and accessibility requirements that affect manufacturers of sanitary products. In addition, the course includes:

  • Backflow and its causes, as well as the standards for preventing backflow

  • Standards that regulate the water temperature and the various valves used

  • Minimum standards for water quality and requirements for conservation

  • Accessible design and the basic provisions for design and installation

  • Regulations for prefabricated houses

  • Legionella and water supply systems

  • Background information on the major US standards development organizations

The bundled price for the entire two-part course is $ 199 for PMI members and $ 299 for non-members. Part 1 or 2 alone is $ 119 for PMI members and $ 169 for non-members. Those who have previously attended the course can enroll in a two-part refresher course priced at $ 98 for members and $ 198 for non-members. Refresher courses for both parts are $ 49 for members and $ 99 for non-members. Groups of five or more receive discounts. Before purchasing, contact Stephanie Lass, PMI Education Coordinator, at [email protected] for a coupon code for the refresher courses.

“We are excited to offer this updated course to professionals in the plumbing industry,” said Sigler. “Codes, standards, schedules, and requirements have changed quickly. If you take this course, you will be kept up to date on everything that is happening. ”

About sanitary manufacturers international

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) is the trade association of sanitary ware manufacturers who manufacture more than 90 percent of the sanitary ware products in the United States, represent more than 150 well-known brands, and develop safe, reliable, and innovative water efficient sanitary ware technologies. PMI members contribute more than 464,000 jobs and an economic impact of $ 85.5 billion to the American economy.

With a vision of safe and responsible plumbing, PMI is always committed to the performance of plumbing products that contribute to water efficiency and savings, sustainability, public health and safety, and customer satisfaction. PMI members manufacture and market water-efficient toilets, urinals, faucets, shower heads, and other products in more than 70 locations across the country and online and in more than 24,000 hardware stores, hardware stores, and showrooms in all 50 states. For more information on PMI, contact the organization at 1750 Tysons Blvd., Ste. 1500, McLean, Va., 22102; Tel .: 847-481-5500. www.safeplumbing.org.

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