In an effort to help the industry stay connected, the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA) has organised roadshows in 2016
In an effort to help plumbers across South Africa become more connected with each other, and to provide them with opportunities to better themselves through further learning and training, IOPSA will be hosting a series of roadshows across South Africa.
Roadshows will be held in all of IOPSA’s regions, namely Gauteng, the North West, Free State, Border, Eastern Cape, Southern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. Stops are scheduled for major cities in these regions.
Each event will emphasise the achievements and benefits of the institute, will include continual professional development (CPD) activities and workshops, and highlight the institute’s current projects. Feedback will be provided regarding legislation, standards, building inspectors and products. New plumbing qualifications and trade testing will also be discussed.
As per the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) requirements, Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) CPD activities will be compulsory from 1 March 2016.
Plumbing industry registered plumbers are required to acquire new and updated levels of knowledge and skills that will not only add measurable benefits to the practice of plumbing compliant with mandatory national standards and regulations, but also enhance and promote professional integrity of the industry.
Phase-in of CPD points system
For the first year, an individual will be able to obtain CPD credits from any category and only 15 credits will be required over a 12-month cycle. Each roadshow is aimed at uplifting the skills and knowledge of plumbers, and creating awareness about the industry.