Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board

Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board State regulatory board responsible for consumer protection, and licensing of plumbers, gas fitters, and medical gas fitters performing work in Alabama.
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Operating as usual

04/09/2020

We are happy to announce that we can begin scheduling approved applicants for exams at the following locations again beginning April 13th:

-BIRMINGHAM (Suite 100)
-MOBILE
-MONTGOMERY
-HUNTSVILLE

Please pass this information along. We will provide information on additional PSI testing center reopenings as information becomes available to us.

As most, if not all of you may be aware, the Alabama State Health Officer issued this order on April 3, 2020. I would en...
04/06/2020

As most, if not all of you may be aware, the Alabama State Health Officer issued this order on April 3, 2020. I would encourage all who may be viewing this to go to the Governor's website https://governor.alabama.gov/ and view the actual document. The order affects us all as citizens who want to stay safe and healthy, but it also affects the Plumbing and Gas Fitting industry in Alabama.

We have received concerns from a few of our Certificate holders about being allowed to be out performing work, buying supplies, etc. during the times and dates listed in this order. When you read the order, pay particular attention to paragraph 2(n). This identifies plumbing as an essential service. While we need to focus on reducing the risk of exposure as our number 1 priority, we understand that you provide an essential service to the public.

With that having been said, we would advise all of you (Master, Journeyman, and Apprentice Plumbers and/or Gas Fitters) who are carrying out the business of their employer, or conducting business on their own behalf, to: 1. Exercise business practices that keep you, your family, the public at large, and your customers safe; 2. Keep a copy of your current and valid certification issued by the Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board on your person; 3. Be sure that if you are carrying out the business of your employer, or if you are conducting business on your own behalf, that the vehicle your are traveling in, or working out of has proper signage displayed at all times. Items 2 and 3 are required by law, and may be questioned if you have to travel for work.

Stay safe!

https://www.pmmag.com/articles/102725-white-house-identifies-plumbers-as-essential-critical-infrastructure-workers-in-gu...
03/20/2020
White House identifies plumbers as β€˜essential critical infrastructure workers’ in Guidance for Response to COVID-19

https://www.pmmag.com/articles/102725-white-house-identifies-plumbers-as-essential-critical-infrastructure-workers-in-guidance-for-response-to-covid-19

The president and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have issued a Coronavirus Guidance for America, identifying plumbers and other tradespeople as β€œessential critical infrastructure workers” as the nation responds to the threat of COVID-19.

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03/19/2020

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03/18/2020

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CORONA VIRUS UPDATE :

America Is Shutting Down Everyone Except ...

Your Shippers, Merchant Mariners , Longshoremen , Linemen , HVAC , Plumbers , Electricians , Nurses , Doctors , Paramedics Firefighters , Police Officers , Refinery, Oilfield, Boilermakers, Welders, OPERATORS Of Every Profession ...

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Y’all go home , crawl into ya beds with your 500 rolls of toilet paper , get that warm bowl of chicken noodle and keep that thermometer under ya tongues.

Dont You Worry .. the Backbone of America woke up this morning , crawled out of bed regardless of how they felt and what restrictions they set in place ....

Just to make sure your sitting comfy in your Air Conditioned/ Heated homes , you still have power to your microwaves and routers for Netflix, you can still scrub your butts with hot water ... to make sure those truckers have products to pick up for your shelves to remain as physically stocked as possible !

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#BackboneOfAmerica #Proudworkers
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Every joke has a shred of truth... 🀣
03/15/2020

Every joke has a shred of truth... 🀣

The Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board certainly does not wish to contribute to any of the hysteria surrounding the ...
03/13/2020
State of Alabama - Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board

The Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board certainly does not wish to contribute to any of the hysteria surrounding the COVID-19 virus, but we also want to try to mitigate any risk of exposure to essential staff so that under any circumstance we can continue to offer services to our Certified Plumbers and Gas Fitters, and the public at large. With that thought in mind, and with an abundance of caution, we will be closing the board office to the public until the risk of exposure has been greatly reduced.

All services will continue to be provided. The only thing affected will be our face to face exchanges. If you have questions, please contact the board office at 205-945-4857. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Check this page and our website www.pgfb.alabama.gov for updates to this matter and other matters concerning the Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board.

02/15/2020

The board office will be closed Monday Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents day holiday. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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02/10/2020

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State Fire Marshal Scott Pilgreen, (Alabama Fire Marshal's Office), joined by Bob Herbert, Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors),
and Jimmy Morgan, Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board, addressed the inaugural class of the Alabama Residential Fire Sprinkler Installation course for plumbers this morning. This course this week is being taught by Roland Asp, National Fire Sprinkler Association - NFSA.

#fastestwater #firesprinklerssavelives #residentialsprinklers #alabamaplumbers

Congratulations to our Compliance Officer Supervisor Butch Tumlin on his retirement. Butch has served the public with th...
12/18/2019

Congratulations to our Compliance Officer Supervisor Butch Tumlin on his retirement. Butch has served the public with the Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board for 27 years. While employed by the board, Butch has built relationships with coworkers, licensees, inspectors, other regulatory agencies and the general public.

I visited with him today and heard stories from his years of work. The entire time he was sharing his stories, he was smiling. What a great thing it is to enjoy what you do.

While we will miss Butch, we are excited for him and his family. We are thankful to Butch for his friendship, dedication, and for a job well done for many years.

Happy Retirement!

Will anybody give us a Roll Tide or War Eagle?
11/29/2019

Will anybody give us a Roll Tide or War Eagle?

Hope you've all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Now for the aftermath...https://wchstv.com/news/local/plumbers-prepar...
11/29/2019
Plumbers prepare for 'Brown Friday', one of their busiest days of the year

Hope you've all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Now for the aftermath...

https://wchstv.com/news/local/plumbers-prepare-for-brown-friday-one-of-their-busiest-days-of-the-year

As you're preparing for your Thanksgiving meals, plumbers are getting ready for 'Brown Friday'. "We find some pretty interesting things, a lot of grease," B & B Johnson Plumbing worker Steven Johnson said. Workers said they get dozens of additional calls the day after Thanksgiving and it's one of th...

10/04/2019

Attention all PGFB Certified Master Plumbers:

You can now add residential fire sprinkler installation to the services that you offer. Follow the Alabama Fire College page for updates on your next opportunity to attend the course and become certified to perform this work.

This video is from a demonstration at the fire college today.

08/08/2019
07/11/2019

As many of you know, all July and August classes have been cancelled. Mr. Till has resigned his position with the PGFB for personal reasons and we are evaluating the situation in hopes of resuming our training soon.

We thank Mr. Till for the first class job he has done over the last 5 years.

Updates will be posted asap.

06/28/2019

All classes in July and August have been cancelled. We will post an update as soon as future classes have been scheduled.

04/25/2019

Join us tonight for our Gas Code Review/Pipe and Vent Sizing class from 5:00-7:00 pm. Location is North Baldwin Utilities, 100 Byrne St. in Bay Minette, AL. And as always, this class is open to everyone, and free of charge.

Thanks for your continued support.

02/23/2019
pgfb.alabama.gov

Today's "Did You Know?"

There are minimum standards for plumbing and gas work, even in areas of the state where there are no inspection departments or adopted codes. Section 720-X-1-.02 in the administrative rules of the PGFB establishes minimum standards for our Certified plumbers and gas fitters.

720-X-1-.02 Minimum Standards for Installation, Service, and Repair.
(1) In the absence of locally adopted codes, or minimum standards for the installation, service, and repair of plumbing, gas, and medical gas, the board, pursuant to its authority under Section 34-37-2
(a), Code of Ala. 1975, adopts the following minimum standards for the installation, service, and repair of plumbing, gas, and medical gas for all certified plumbing, gas, and medical gas contractors: (a) All certified plumbing and gas contractors shall comply with the minimum technical standards required by the 2015 International Residential Code for residential plumbing and gas installations, service, and repairs. The administrative sections in Chapter 1 shall not be applicable. Where there is a conflict between this code and a locally adopted code, this code shall govern.
(b) All certified plumbing contractors shall comply with the minimum standards of the 2015 International Plumbing Code for commercial plumbing installations, service, and repairs.
(c) All certified gas contractors shall comply with the minimum standards of the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code for commercial gas installations, service, and repairs. (d) All certified medical gas contractors shall comply with the minimum standards of the 2015 International Plumbing Code for Nonflammable Medical Gases and the NFPA 99 for flammable medical gases. Requires certification from NITC or other board approved agency or entity. Author: James M. Morgan
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, Β§34-37-2, as amended History: New Rule: Filed June 14, 2018; effective July 29, 2018

PGFB Law and Administrative Rules are available for review on our website.

http://pgfb.alabama.gov/pdfs/2015/Law_Chgs_10.30.15.pdf

http://pgfb.alabama.gov/pdfs/2018/PGFBRules.from.Legislature.pdf

02/22/2019

Mark your calendars. We have a date and location for everybody.

Thanks for your continued support of our training efforts.

Class schedule update:

February 21st Gas class @ American Pipe Birmingham 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

February 26th plumbing class @ Park Supply Huntsville 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

March 5th Plumbing class @ ABC Huntsville 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

March 7th plumbing class @ American Pipe Birmingham 5:00 – 8:00pm.

March 12th Gas class @ fire training center Prattville 6:00 – 8:00pm.

March 14th Western Sizzlin Oxford, AL 11:00am. (East Alabama Code Officials meeting).

March 20th Gas class 1 – 4 pm. Auburn, Building 4, 1161 West Sanford Ave. Auburn Al. 36849.

March 21st Gas class @ American Pipe Birmingham 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

March 26th Gas class @ Park Supply Huntsville 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

March 28th Plumbing class @ Local 119, 2458 old shell road Mobile Al. 5:00 – 8:00pm.

April 9th Plumbing class Tallman Supply Florence Al. 5:00 – 8:00pm.

April 11th Plumbing class @ American Pipe Birmingham 5:00 – 8:00pm.

April 18th CANCEL Gas class @ American pipe CANCELED, CANCELED, CANCELED.

April 23rd Plumbing Class 1 – 4 pm. Auburn Building 4.

April 25th Gas class North Baldwin Utilities Bayminette, Al. 5:00 – 7:00.

May 2nd Plumbing Class @ American Pipe Birmingham 5:00 – 8:00pm.

May 7th Gas class ABC Huntsville 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

May 9th Gas class @ Tallman supply Florence Al. 6:00 – 8:00pm.

May 23rd Gas class @ American Pipe Birmingham 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board's cover photo
02/12/2019

Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board's cover photo

We had a great time at this years show. Thanks to the Greater Birmingham Builders Association Home Building & Remodeling...
02/11/2019

We had a great time at this years show. Thanks to the Greater Birmingham Builders Association Home Building & Remodeling Showcase for having us!

We're proud to host the State of Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board at the Showcase this year! Their important work, including proof of competency certification and education programs for service providers, helps to keep us all safe and healthy. Learn more about compliance for your organization and how the Board serves the public Feb. 8th - 10th at the Finley Center. http://pgfb.state.al.us/

02/07/2019

Join us tonight 5-8 pm at American Pipe in Birmingham for our plumbing class!

Come out, meet staff and visit with us at the 10th annual Home Building and Remodeling Showcase, February 8-10th, 2019 a...
02/07/2019

Come out, meet staff and visit with us at the 10th annual Home Building and Remodeling Showcase, February 8-10th, 2019 at the Finley Center in Hoover.

We will have staff members on hand to answer questions and pass out useful information.

Jimmy Morgan, PGFB Executive Director will be there at 10:30 on Saturday morning to speak briefly about why a consumer should hire only PGFB Certified Plumbers or Gas Fitters to perform their plumbing and gas work.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.birminghambuilder.com/2019-home-building-and-remodeling-showcase

02/02/2019

Looking for training provided by a first class instructor? PGFB classes are performed by Phillip Till, a veteran in the business. Join us at Tallman Supply, 625 Veterans Dr., Florence, Alabama April 9th for our plumbing class 5-8 pm and May 9th for our gas class 6-8 pm. Check Facebook regularly for updates, as additional dates and locations will be added throughout the year. If you have been to one of our classes, take the opportunity to tell us about your experience. We'd like to hear from you.

Thanks to all of you for your support!

02/02/2019

The March 12 gas class will be held at the Prattville Fire Training Center 290 Echlin Blvd. Class time is 6-8 pm. Thanks in advance for coming out and supporting our efforts.

01/31/2019

We've added a gas class in Prattville on March 12. Additional details to follow as information becomes available.

01/28/2019

Board office will be closed on Tuesday, January 29. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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01/10/2019

Today's "Did You Know?"

Section 720-x-17-.01 of the Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board Administrative Rules requires all legal entities engaging in the business of plumbing and/or gas fitting within the State of Alabama to register with the board annually.

Many times, failure to comply with this requirement is identified during routine compliance checks. Be ready!

PGFB Law and Administrative Rules are available for review on our website.

http://pgfb.alabama.gov/pdfs/2015/Law_Chgs_10.30.15.pdf

http://pgfb.alabama.gov/pdfs/2018/PGFBRules.from.Legislature.pdf

01/10/2019

Come out and join us for a free class! To get the most out of our classes, please bring a copy of the 2015 International Fuel Gas Code, or 2015 International Plumbing Code. These classes are an excellent refresher for anyone in the business, and could help you overcome whatever is standing between you and the next level of certification. Updates will be posted on FB and on our website as more information becomes available.

January 29 – Huntsville, Park Supply, Gas (6-8 pm)
February 7 – Birmingham, American Pipe, Plumbing (5-8 pm)
February 21 – Birmingham, American Pipe, Gas (6-8 pm)
February 26 – Huntsville, Park Supply, Plumbing (5-8 pm)
March 7 – Birmingham, American Pipe, Plumbing (5-8pm)
March 21 – Birmingham, American Pipe, Gas (6-8 pm)
March 26 – Huntsville, Park Supply, Gas (6-8 pm)
March 28 – Mobile, Local 119, Plumbing (5-8 pm)
April 18 – Birmingham, American Pipe, Gas (6-8 pm)
April 25 – Bay Minette, North Baldwin Utilities, Gas (6-8 pm)

Address

216 Aquarius Dr. Ste 319
Homewood, AL
35209

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(205) 945-4857

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