is a well-rounded Web-based program designed to expand the education and professionalism of licensed Georgia p-h-c contractors.

The Georgia chapter of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors has successfully receiving state approval for its new online continuing education program, The Plumbing & Mechanical Association (PMA) of Georgia designed its well-rounded Web-based program to expand the education and professionalism of Georgia’s licensed p-h-c contractors.

The association began the approval process for an online format due to an increased interest from members for an affordable, high-quality Web-based option for their employees.

The course content, which launched Sept. 1, will cover technical and business management programs that will help contractors effectively run their businesses, as well as keep members informed of the latest code updates, installation/repair tips and sales techniques.  A mix of streaming videos and graphic-oriented PowerPoint presentations will be used to provide an attention-getting teaching technique, the PME reports.

An initial one-hour module includes Commercial Drawings, Plumbing Code Updates, Understanding Overhead, and Making the Sales Pitch for Energy- and Water-Efficient Products. Some of the future courses will include Math for Plumbers, Safety & OSHA, Greywater Systems and Recession-Proofing Your Business.

All courses are approved by the State Licensing Board for credit toward state of Georgia plumbing license renewal requirements. License holders are required to obtain four hours of continuing education every year.

The online content was developed by the PHCC-National Association, the PHCC Educational Foundation and other leading industry experts, and is available to licensed plumbers in the state of Georgia. A special promotional price of $55 is offered until Dec. 31.

“This is very beneficial for those who may live in remote areas, but also is a worthwhile option to others who want a time- and cost-effective option for achieving CE credits toward their licensing requirements,” said PMA’s Executive Director Ellen Whitaker.