To positively impact the national well-being of India, and to address the need for plumbing education in India, the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA), the education and training arm of IPA - the Indian Institute of Plumbing (IIP) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) joined together to provide a framework of plumbing education and training.
The goal of the IPA-IIP-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Programme (PEEP) is to prepare multiple levels of professional groups in India to read, understand, interpret, engage and apply the provisions of the Uniform Plumbing Code-India (UPC-I), to plumbing designs, initial installations and to maintain the plumbing systems.
The goal of the IAPMO-I, IPA, IIP Plumbing Education to Employment Programme (PEEP) can only be successfully met through partnerships with established Education Institutions (EI) throughout India.
In cooperation with the established Education Institutions (EIs), the IPA-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Programme will provide the following Academic Programmes.
Plumbing Systems Design (PSD) Programme
Plumbing systems are one of the most important and vital parts of an overall building design. Through this course of study, an individual will gain understanding of the principles and code requirements of plumbing system designs and develop the ability to design and review code-based plumbing systems.
Targeted students: graduates or students in the last year degree/diploma courses in civil, environmental or mechanical engineering.
Plumbing Construction Management (PCM) Programme
Construction managers coordinate and supervise the work at construction sites. Through this course of study, an individual will gain an understanding of the principles and code requirements of plumbing systems and develop the ability to review plumbing systems and supervise code-based installations.
Targeted students: Contractors, Construction Managers, Supervisors, Architects and Interior Designers working at site or offices, having degree or diploma in their respective field.
In cooperation with Indian Vocational Institutions, Industrial Training Institutes and polytechnics who meet the IPAIAPMO quality standards; the IPA-IAPMO Plumbing Education to Employment Programme will provide the following Programme from the next academic year.
Plumbing Technology Programme (PTP)
The Plumbing Technology Programme is a comprehensive Programme designed to provide individuals with the skills to apply a broad range of plumbing principles. The Programme is divided in eight separate and distinct modules. After accomplishing each module, a certificate will be issued to the student. This will allow working plumbers to become more proficient at specified tasks as they progress through the entire Programme.
Trained Apprentice Plumbers (TAP): A course in plumbing technology for aspiring plumbers and fresh students who have passed 10th standard school exam successfully. After successful completion of each module, the students will receive a certificate of attendance. After completing all modules 1 to 4, students will receive a certificate: Trained Apprentice Plumber (TAP). This will establish the competency to install the plumbing systems as per Uniform
Plumbing Code India (UPC-I), under supervision.
Trained Master Plumbers (TMP): Admission to this course is open to those who possess a TAP certificate. This part is divided in Modules 5 to 8. After successful completion of each module, the students will receive a certificate of attendance. After completing all modules 5 to 8, students will receive a certificate: Trained Master Plumber (TMP).
This will establish the competency to install and supervise the plumbing systems as per Uniform Plumbing Code India (UPC-I).
Plumbing Apprentice Programme (PAP)
The Plumbing Apprentice Programme (PAP) is a foundation programme in plumbing to provide individuals with the basic plumbing skills. Through this course of study, an individual will learn practical aspects of the installation, repair and maintenance of a variety of piping systems, plumbing fixtures and other equipment generally associated with water distribution and waste water disposal; and be introduced to some of the basic principles and code requirements of typical plumbing systems.
The three month full time program is divided in three modules each of one month duration. The program can be offered by vocational training institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes, and NGOs.
The programme is also suitable to carry out livelihood projects in the area of plumbing sector. The livelihood project for Skill Development is undertaken with the support of Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) (meaning Golden Jubilee Village Self-wage Project) under the Ministry of Rural Development or any other similar scheme of Government of India. The aim is to impart skills to the youths below poverty line (BPL) in various rural areas of the Country and also link them with wage employment.
• Recognition to International body
• Industry-Institutional interactions
• World class plumbing education to staff
• Better plumbing ensuring health & safety of public and structures and reduced maintenance
• Quality plumbing, more productivity, better reputation