The Institute of Plumbing South Africa was established in 1989 by plumbers. Today the Institute of Plumbing has evolved as the only plumbing body that has become the recognised voice of the South African Plumbing industry.

The Institute provides a platform so as to advise on the practice and principles of the plumbing industry. The Institute regularly consults and liaises with the plumbing industry, governmental and regulatory bodies for the discussion of matters affecting the plumbing industry.

The Institute is recognised and in most cases have representation on most national and internationally plumbing and legislative bodies.


Better Plumbing for all


  1. To be the leading body for plumbing in South Africa
  2. To uplift the value of the plumber
  3. Provide Plumbing Training and education to our members
  4. Develop and provide Business acumen and sustainability
  5. Uplifting the Industry Standards

The objectives of IOPSA

  1. To generally watch over, promote and protect the interests of its members.
  2. To encourage and promote a plumbing regulator environment through the upholding, upliftment and abiding of the South African plumbing industry installation and product standards be it mandatory or voluntary.
  3. To promote market growth in the plumbing sector of the building industry by co-ordinating endeavours aimed at establishing a wide awareness of the IOP(SA) member and its credibility.
  4. To foster and encourage the technical skills and business management education of all members through all legislated training and qualification training schemes, and further detailed plumbing education schemes through manufacturers workshops, lectures and group discussions.
  5. To promote to members the application of excellence in work, just and honourable practices in the conduct of business amongst members, consumers and others engaged in the building industry.
  6. To enhance public opinion of the services of IOP(SA) members.
  7. To co operate with other bodies, persons or associations in enforcing and giving effect to its objectives.
  8. To promote and identify the need for the national registration of plumbers, in co-operation with the appropriate Government authorities.
  9. To provide the IOP(SA) membership with current local and international plumbing news, together with the activities of similar plumbing associations through membership of the World Plumbing Council.
  10. To promote good conduct of members through the administration of the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.



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