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The Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA), in collaboration with the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB) have formalised an agreement that any licensed plumber who has attended recognised accredited courses for heat pump and solar water heating systems and have been unable to complete their portfolio of evidence for submission to the PIRB to obtain the applicable designation, are now able to apply through IOPSA to fulfil this designation.

Applying for Heat Pump or Solar Assessment


  • Assessment format: Open Book Multiple choice Questions
  •  Assessment Duration: 1 hour
  •  Applicants to ensure stable Internet connection for the entire duration of the Assessment – IOPSA shall not be liable for  applicants losing Internet connectivity
  • Total Process: 18 working days for Standard Assessment Completion

    Cost Per Assessment

    Cancellation Fee*

    Re-Assessment Fee*

    IOPSA Member Employees  

    R 1, 230.50

    R 172.50

    R 575.00

    Non-IOPSA Members  

    R 1, 415.08

    R 198.38

    R 661.25

    *Terms and Conditions apply  


    STEP 1: Log onto

    STEP 2: Download the application form and send to along with your Certificate of accredited training, certified copy of ID and Proof of Qualification or PIRB Registration Card. 

    STEP 3: An invoice shall be sent with banking details and reference number. *NB* Payments not showing correct reference number may not be accepted.

    STEP 4: Once payment has been reflected, the facilitator shall verify the documentation and training. *NB* The onus is on applicants to ensure their training provider is accredited, prior to application. 

    STEP 5: Once payment has been reflected, the facilitator shall send a mail confirming payment and requesting that you Create a profile on the LMS system at for the Test to be loaded on your profile.

    STEP 6: Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Standards and applicable Learning information. 

    STEP 7: Once you have viewed the introduction video, the Assessment will open and you can begin. There is only one attempt, thereafter reassessment fee applies. The results are generated directly after the Assessment and shown on screen and emailed to the Facilitator.

    STEP 8: Successful Licensed Plumber applicants shall receive a Certificate via post, and notice shall be sent to the PIRB to update designation. For further details, kindly contact the Facilitator. Unsuccessful applicants may reapply within 7 days at a discounted rate.

    STEP 9: IMPORTANT : Successful Licensed Plumber/s  holding such specialised designation/s shall be subject to random compliance audit checks to verify compliancy with the requirements of the relevant mandatory standard/s. Outcomes of such audit findings will be monitored and reviewed by the PIRB as an ongoing process to drive safety and compliance to the standards.          

    For more details – See application Form.


    To apply, simply download the Form and submit with the supporting documentation to:



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