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Emergency Rule Released re Licensing and CE Requirements

Monday, December 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Crystal Carter
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Emergency Rule Released

 

The following Emergency Rule will be effective upon its publication in the Louisiana Register on December 20, 2017.

 

DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY: Workforce Commission: Plumbing Board

Plumbers - Continuing Professional Education Programs (LAC 46:LV.101, 312, 1001, and 1002)

  • Released by the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana
  • Effective December 20, 2017
  • Rule addresses:
    • Definition of "repair" resulting from the creation of the tradesman plumber license.  "Repair" shall mean and be limited to the performance of repairs to existing plumbing, the clearing of stoppages, or repairing of leaks. Such work shall be performed only by a journeyman plumber or by a tradesman plumber.
    • Clarifying fees for the initial registration for apprentice plumbers and initial licensing fee for tradesman plumbers.  The initial registration fee for apprentice plumbers shall be $10.  The initial license fee for the tradesman license shall be $30.
    • Amendments to the number of continuing education hours (as provided by an approved provider) required for licensees.
      • Tradesmen are required to complete 3.5 hours
      • Journeymen are required to complete 3.5 hours
      • Master Plumbers are required to complete 5.0 hours
      • Journeymen and Gas Fitters (dually licensed) are required to complete 4.5 hours
      • Journeymen and Master Gas Fitters (dually licensed) are required to complete 6.0 hours
      • Master Plumbers and Gas Fitters (dually licensed) are required to complete 6.0 hours
      • Master Plumbers and Master Gas Fitters (dually licensed) are required to complete 6.0 hours
      • Gas Fitters are required to complete 2.5 hours
      • Master Gas Fitters are required to complete 4.5 hours
  • View the complete Emergency Rule here.


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