Plumbing Africa August 2018 - Page 23

ASSOCIATIONS 21 Complete your solar water heating systems portfolio online Good news for licensed plumbers who have attended an accredited course for heat pump and solar water heating systems: they can now obtain the applicable designation through IOPSA. By IOPSA The Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA), in collaboration with the Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PIRB), has formalised an agreement that any licenced plumber who has attended accredited courses for heat pump and solar water heating systems and who 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. Applicants are to follow the processes and procedures as indicated on IOPSA’s website at, or to request it from the facilitator. The function exists to complete an online assessment. Successful passing of the assessment shall allow the plumber to achieve heat pump or solar water heating designation duly recognised by the PIRB. The applicant will also receive an IOPSA certificate that is recognised by the PIRB in terms of registering and obtaining the designation(s). Applicants are to complete this process prior to 30 November 2018, failing which applicants will be required to revert to the CETA accreditation process. Should you have any queries or require further assistance, email PA August 2018 Volume 24 I Number 6