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A Journeyman Plumbers (JP) Fitness License is required for all plumbing work performed in the State of Alaska.
JPs are required to have 16 hours of continuing education every two years. There must be a minimum of 8 hours of comprehensive general code and a maximum of 8 hours of industry related education. Alaska CEU's Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) course is 16 hours of comprehensive general code, which meets all the qualifications for Journeyman Plumber continuing education.
Installation of heating, ventilating, piping, refrigeration, or plumbing systems must be supervised by a licensed mechanical administrator (MA). To be eligible for a MA license, an applicant must verify qualifying work experience and pass an exam. To renew a license, a MA must complete one approved 8-hour continuing education course covering the International Mechanical Code and/or one approved 8-hour continuing education course covering the Uniform Plumbing Code, depending on the category(ies) the person qualifies for.
The seven different licensing categories for MAs include: 1) heating, cooling, and process piping, 2) mechanical systems temperature control, 3) residential HVAC, 4) residential plumbing and hydronic heating, 5) unlimited commercial and industrial plumbing, 6) unlimited HVAC/sheet metal, and 7) unlimited refrigeration.
MAs are required to have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 hours of continuing education every two years depending on the categories of their license. Some categories come under the jurisdiction of the Uniform Plumbing Code and some under the International Mechanical Code. If a license is for categories in both codes, the requirement of continuing education is for 16 hours, 8 from one and 8 from the other. The renewal deadline is every odd numbered year on December 31.
The renewal deadline is every even numbered year on December 31. RE are required to have 16 hours of continued education every two years which may consist of classroom time or a combination of up to 12 hours class time and up to 8 hours of award credit (depending on completed energy rated home).
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