CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Master and Journeyman Plumbers are required to complete four (4) hours of continuing education each year. Prior to license renewal, applicants must have completed a total of 8 hours of continuing education.
Georgia Plumbers’ Trade Association for Continuing Education (GPTA, Inc.) is a professional trade association that was established to provide plumbers with continuing education courses that are professionally taught and contain subject material that will help them in the daily operation of their business.
Each year GPTA conducts both live on-site classes at locations throughout the State and also offer on-line courses. These classes cover both technical and business subjects. The on-line classes are self-paced and can be taken on any computer, IPAD or cell phone.
For people taking on-line classes, Certificates of Completion will be issued at the conclusion of each 4 hour block of classes.
For individuals taking in person site classes, Certificates of Completion will be issued at the end of each class for all who pre-register. For those that do not pre-register, Certificates of Completion will be e-mailed or mailed immediately following the class. Per State requirements, you must retain these records for five years.
You may sign up for all Continuing Education classes on our website below.
LICENSE EXAM PREPARATION
GPTA currently offers three Exam Preparatory classes a year to prepare students to take the Journeyman, Master Restricted and Unrestricted exams. These classes are taught all day Saturday and Sunday three weekends in a row. All classes are taught by Ron Anderson, who brings 50+ years of experience in all aspects of the Construction industry. The classes are fast paced yet allow time for questions and explanations of the material that is taught. The dates of the classes are based on the dates the exams are administered by PSI.
It is our goal to graduate plumbing professionals that are highly skilled and knowledgeable about all aspects of plumbing. We cover both the plumbing and gas codes plus other subjects included on the exam. We do daily testing and supply students with a number of handouts to assist them in preparing for the exam.
We invite you, at the appropriate time in your career, to attend one of our Preparatory classes prior to taking the exam. We take pride in the fact that our success rate is high. The job you do is extremely important in protecting the health of our nation. You deserve the best and it is our desire to give each and every student a first- class learning experience that will be beneficial to them for years to come.