Designations2019-03-13T10:16:10+00:00

PIRB DESIGNATIONS

A plumber may register for the below designations, providing they meet the relevant criteria of the specific designation.

PIRB registered plumbers have demonstrated their qualifications and in some cases, their experience, and  are required to have an appropriate level of insurance cover.

The various categories under which plumbing practitioners are registered with the PIRB:

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and maintain a Director Plumber Designation;

  • Must hold a Master Plumber Designation
  • Must be a Director/Owner of Company (formal structure) and subject to a board review
  • Obtain 45 CPD points over your respective 12-month registration cycle
  • Holds and maintains registration at the Institute of Directors
  • Re-register every 12 months


Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Master Plumber Designation;

  • Must hold a Licensed Plumbing Practitioner designation and at least one specialisation
  • 10* Years proven practicing experience in the plumbing industry (post qualification) and subject to a board review
  • Obtain 35 CPD points over your respective 12-month registration cycle
  • Attend an accredited Business and Leadership Management course or similar (credits)
  • Pass the PIRB’s written Master Plumber test which includes – Technical, Business and Leadership Management
  • Re-register every 12 months

* Proof of practicing experience from to be completed and accompany this application

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Plumbing Training Assessor designation;

  • Must hold a Master Plumber Designation
  • Must have completed and passed a relevant accredited training assessor’s course
  • Pass PIRB’s written board assessment for a Plumber Training Assessor


Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Plumbing Auditor designation;

  • Must hold a Master Plumber Designation
  • Must have completed and passed the relevant PIRB accredited auditor course
  • Pass PIRB’s written board assessment for a Plumbing Auditor

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Plumbing Auditor designation;

  • Must hold a Master Plumber Designation
  • Must have completed and passed the relevant PIRB accredited auditor course
  • Pass PIRB’s written board assessment for a Plumbing Auditor

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Licensed Plumber Designation;

  • Must have completed and passed the relevant plumber trade teat as specified in the Manpower training act section 28 or 13 and/or have obtained a plumber qualification in terms of the Skills Development Act
  • Pass PIRB’s practical and written board assessment in the 5 Core PIRB designation levels
  • Obtain 25 CPD points over your respective 12-month registration cycle
  • Re-register every 12 months

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Licensed Plumber Solar Specialisation Designation;

  • Must hold a Licensed Plumber Designation
  • Must have completed and passed the relevant PIRB approved Solar Water Heating accredited training
  • Pass PIRB’s practical and written board assessment in Solar Hot Water Heating

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Licensed Plumber Solar Specialisation Designation;

  • Must hold a Licensed Plumber Designation
  • Must have completed and passed the relevant PIRB approved Heat Pump Hot Water Heating accredited training
  • Pass PIRB’s practical and written board assessment in Heat Pump Hot Water Heating

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Licensed Plumber Solar Specialisation Designation;

  • Must hold a Licensed Plumber Designation
  • Holds and maintains registration at SAQCC (Gas)
  • Pass PIRB’s practical and written board assessment in gas

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Technical Operator Practitioner designation;

  • 3 Years* proven practicing experience in the plumbing industry and respective designation being applied for
  • Pass the PIRB’s Practical test for each respective technical operator practitioner designation being applied for
  • Obtain 10 CPD points over 12-month cycle
  • Re-register every 12 months

* Proof of practicing experience form to be completed and accompany this application

 

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Technical Assistance Practitioner designation;

  • 3 Years proven practicing experience in the plumbing industry
  • Obtain 10 CPD points over 12-month cycle
  • Re-register every 12 months

Designation Requirements:
The following designation requirements must be observed to hold and/or maintain a Learner designations;

  • Must preferably be employed and must work under the supervision and/or mentorship of a Licensed or Qualified Plumber
  • Provide details of the PIRB Licensed/Qualified Plumber under whose adequate supervision and/or mentorship you will be doing your plumbing training
  • Obtain 10 CPD points over 12-month cycle
  • Re-register every 12 months

 

Compulsory for all registered plumbers:

All PIRB registered Qualified Plumbers, Licensed Plumbers, Master Plumbers and Director Plumbers shall have, in their possession, the current compulsory SANS Codes of Practice, Building Regulations and Local Water Bylaws documentation for ease of reference.
(Copy of the SANS regulations can be obtained from South Africa Bureau of Standards (SABS) and or the Institute of Plumbing of South Africa (IOPSA).

THE PIRB PLUMBERS CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to conduct themselves and their business in a professional manner which shall be seen by those they serve as being honourable, transparent and fair.
  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to proactively perform, work and act to promote plumbing practices that protect the health and safety of the community and the integrity of the water supply and wastewater systems.
  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to promote, protect and encourage the upliftment and advancement of the skills development and training in terms of the National Skills ACT. for themselves and individuals in the plumbing sector or wishing to join the plumbing industry. PIRB registered plumbers agree to monitor and enforce compliance with technical standards of plumbing work that comply with all requirements of the relevant SANS codes of practice and regulations set out in the compulsory National Standards of the Water Service Act 1997 Amended (8th June 2001) as well as relevant local municipal bylaws.
  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to actively promote and support a consistent and effective regulatory plumbing environment throughout South Africa.
  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to regularly consult and liaise with the plumbing industry in an open forum free of any political or commercial agenda for the discussion of matters affecting the plumbing industry and the role of plumbing for the well-being of the community and the integrity of the water supply and wastewater systems.
  • PIRB registered plumbers agree to promote, monitor and maintain expertise and competencies among our registered and non-registered plumbing professionals.
  • PIRB registered Licensed plumbers agree to issue a PIRB Plumbing Certificate of Compliance (COC) on all plumbing works undertaken as a PIRB Licensed Plumber and shall further issue the COC in terms of the prescribe requirements for issuing of a PIRB Plumbing COC.
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