State Plumbing Board: News
- Stakeholder Meeting - January 31, 2020
- PSI Testing Site Relocation
- Consumer Advisory Before Home Renovations
- Streamlined Plumbing Exam Process
- Take 5 to Get Wise - Quick Facts
- Permits and Inspections for "Tiny Homes"
The State Plumbing Board (Board) will hold a Stakeholder Meeting to receive stakeholder input on the implementation of Colorado House Bill 19-1086 (HB19-1086), and the subsequent proposed changes to Board Rule 1.4 (Applications and Licensing). This new legislation requires licensed plumbers to demonstrate competency before the renewal of a license or reinstatement of an expired license, through mandated continuing education.
- A copy of the proposed draft rule, and HB19-1086 is available for download.
- Friday, January 31, 2020, at 9:00 A.M.
Ways to Participate
- In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Room 100C (1st Floor), Denver, CO 80202
- By Webinar: Register Here
- Submit Comments: Oral comments will be taken from participants who are present in-person or participating via webinar. If you cannot make the meeting in-person or wish to make written comments rather than speaking, you may email your written comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 28, 2019, to include them in the official record of this Stakeholder Meeting. However, public comments are encouraged and will be accepted until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing, which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 110D (first floor), Denver, CO 80202. More detailed information about the Rulemaking Hearing will be available on the Board’s website closer to the Hearing date.
Stakeholder input will be limited to discussions on implementing HB19-1086, more specifically, on the proposed requirements for continuing education for licensed plumbers. All written and oral comments will be provided to the Board for consideration prior to the formal rulemaking process. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input, please send them to email@example.com.
PSI is be relocating the Centennial, CO test center, currently located at 12150 E. Briarwood Ave, Suite 125, Centennial, CO 80112 (ATLAS ID 5109). The site will remain at the same address but will be relocating to a different suite on the 2nd floor, Suite 270. The final day of testing at Suite 125 is scheduled to be Saturday, October 26th. The location will then be closed on October 28-31 for relocation and set up. PSI plans to re-open for testing in Suite 270 on Friday, November 1, 2019.
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Better Business Bureau (BBB) Serving Greater Denver and Central Colorado and Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) are teaming up during National Consumer Protection Week to provide helpful advice to reduce the chances of your dream project becoming a nightmare experience. Here are some tips to consider!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance.
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- 5 Things to Know Before Hiring a Plumber or Electrician
- Tiny Homes - What You Need To Know
- FYI Before You DIY
The growing popularity of the “Tiny Home” carries with it several non-resolvable issues for individuals purchasing one with the intent of residing in the state of Colorado. The homes contain electrical wiring, plumbing, and fuel gas piping which are all required to be inspected by one of three means listed in the summary below. Tiny Homes built in other states cannot be inspected as required by Colorado statute as the installations are already covered, therefore tiny homes are not eligible for connection to utility services such as electric, water, sewer, or fuel gas.
- are units that are typically 400 square feet of space or less and mounted on a wheeled platform for mobility.
- are constructed at an offsite manufacturing location (mostly out of state).
- contain living areas for cooking and sleeping.
- have electrical wiring and plumbing already installed.
The Colorado Revised Statutes for Electrical and for Plumbing require inspections for all all electrical, plumbing, and gas piping installations. These inspections must be conducted by:
- State Electrical or Plumbing Board inspectors; or
- Local Jurisdictional Authority Inspectors; or
- Certification by the Division of Housing pursuant to 24-32-3311 Colorado Revised Statues regulating manufacture/mobile home construction (these units bear a HUD or FHA certification data plate).
Any structure that is built without inspections #1 or #2 above during construction and is not certified by #3 above is not eligible for electrical, plumbing or gas permits, or inspections by state or local jurisdictional permitting agencies by current state law.
All plumbing, fuel gas piping and electrical installations are to be inspected and passed prior to connection of any utility services. As these units are already finished on the inside, making inspection impossible, "Tiny Homes" are not eligible for connection to utility services.