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Course Catalog: Continuing Education

The Construction Education Center is an official provider (#1275) of Continuing Education classes for plumbers and electricians in the state of Connecticut. We have received approval for the 2016 Electrical requirement and the 2016 - 2017 Plumbing requirement.

Section 20-334d of the Connecticut General Statutes requires that all types of electrical license holders and most types of plumbing license holders obtain continuing education hours of instruction to renew their respective licenses.

Electrical Continuing Education for the 2016 Renewal Year

 
The Construction Education Center is an official provider (#1275) of Continuing Education classes for electricians in the state of Connecticut for the 2015 requirement. It is mandatory for licensed electricians to attend continuing education classes on a yearly basis. For 2016, four (4) CE hours are required for license renewal and the class must be taken before renewal.

The 2016 class will include instruction on:

Connecticut General Statues:
- Sec 20-340 Exemptions from licensing requirements
- Sec 20-332-15a Employment of apprentices
- Sec 20-332-15-a(f) How to register an apprentice
- Sec 20-332-16 Prohibited acts. Records. Lettering
- Sec 20-335 License fee. Continuing education requirements. Expiration and renewal
- Sec 20-338a Work required to be performed by licensed persons
- Sec 20-338b Building permit applications. Who may sign
- Sec 20-338c Work not to commence until permit is obtained
- Sec 20-340 Exemptions from licensing requirements
- Sec 20-341 Penalties for violations

Safety:
NFPA 70E, and the appropriate charts for categorizing Hazards/Risk [Table 130.7(C)(15)(a)] and the appropriate Protective Clothing and PPE [Table 130.7(C)(16)],

Personal Protective Equipment as it relates to the following items: Head protection, Hearing Protection, Eye and Face Protection, Respiratory Protection, Safety Belts, Harnesses, Lifelines and Lanyards

Code:

2014 NEC CODE CHANGES – CHAPTERS 1-3

All license holders attending classes are required to have their own copy of the 2014 National Electrical Code as well as a functioning calculator.

For more information about continuing education, visit the state Department of Consumer Protection website, www.ct.gov/dcp, or call us at (860) 529-5886.


         

Plumbing Continuing Education for the 2016-2017 Renewal Year

The Construction Education Center is an official provider (#1275) of Continuing Education classes for plumbers in the state of Connecticut. It is mandatory for licensed plumbers to attend continuing education classes for a total of 7 CE hours for license renewal. Journeymen are required to complete continuing education hours every odd numbered year as a condition of license renewal. Contractors must complete continuing education hours every even numbered year as a condition of license renewal.

The 2016-2017 class will include instruction on:

I. CODES AND STANDARDS
   A. DIVISION OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
   B. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
   C. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
   D. DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
   E. NAECA REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER HEATERS
II. CODES AS OF JANUARY 2016
   A. CT STATE FIRE PREVENTION CODE IMPLEMENTED MAY 2015
   B. 2009 VS 2012 CHAPTER 24 IRC
   C. EXEMPTIONS FROM PERMITS IBC AND IRCE
   D. HOMEOWNER VS. CONTRACTOR
   E. CHAPTER 393 OF THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTES SECTION 20-338
III . NFPA 54® NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, 2012
IV. NFPA 58® LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS CODE, 2011 (AMENDMENT 11-2 & 11-3)
   A. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES FROM THE 2004
V. NFPA 31®
   A. GAGE OF SMOKEPIPE CONNECTORS
   B. OIL TANK PIPING
VI. FLOOD RESISTANT INSTALLATIONS 2012 IRC
VII. PROTECTION OF STRUCTURES
   A. REQUIREMENTS
   B. CUTTING, NOTCHING & BORING
VIII. WHEN A PLUMBER NEEDS A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTORS REGISTRATION
   A. LEAD PAINT REQUIREMENTS STILL ENFORCED


Attendees are required to have access in class to:

2012 International Plumbing Code soft cover book or
 2012 International Plumbing Code & Commentary soft cover book or
 2012 International Plumbing Code in an Electronic Format
(e-viewer, PDF, CD-ROM)




Click on the link below to see current and proposed Connecticut state building codes and where to view codes online.

CT Office of the State Building Inspector website



It is recommended that each attendee also bring to class:

 High-lighter(s)
 Pen or pencil
 Note paper (optional)

For more information about continuing education, visit the state Department of Consumer Protection website, www.ct.gov/dcp, or call us at (860) 529-5886.