(a)A licensed Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber or
Plumbing Inspector who also holds a Medical Gas Piping Installation
Endorsement shall complete a minimum of two (2) hours of CPE or
demonstrate successful completion of a national certification before
he or she may renew his or her endorsement. A licensee may not use
a single medical gas CPE course to fulfill the continuing education
requirement for more than one renewal period.
(b)A medical gas CPE course shall be based on the
most current edition of the National Fire Protection Association 99
Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99) and include comprehensive instruction
on any updates to or changes from the previous edition of the code.
(c)The course materials for a medical gas [
course shall include an authorized [ either a softbound]
copy of the current edition of the NFPA 99 or an authorized [
a hardbound] copy of the NFPA 99 Handbook, a 50-question exercise
covering the most-recent changes and updates to the NFPA 99 and the
fundamentals of medical gas piping installation. [ ,
and a notice informing students of the provisions contained in §365.20(d)
- (f) of this chapter.]
(1)The course materials shall not advertise or promote
the sale of goods, products or services.
(2)A Course Provider or Course Instructor shall not
offer to buy back used course materials from a student or offer any
other incentive intended to persuade the student not to retain the
(3)[ In addition to the fee charged for a medical
gas CPE course, a Course Provider may charge students a fee for the
course materials that is less than or equal to the cost it incurs
to purchase the materials from the NFPA.]
[ (4)]A Course Provider shall not require
a student to purchase a [ softbound] copy of the current
edition of the NFPA 99 or [ a hardbound copy of] the NFPA
99 Handbook if the student has previously completed a medical gas
CPE course with the same provider that utilized the same course materials.
As a substitute, the Course Provider may use any written material
designed to supplement the NFPA 99 or the handbook.
(d)Only an individual, business or association approved
as a Course Provider [ in accordance with §365.16 of this
chapter] may provide a medical gas CPE course. [ A Course
Provider offering a medical gas CPE course is subject to all of the
provisions of §365.19 of this chapter except subsections (c)
(e)A licensed Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber or
Plumbing Inspector may teach a medical gas CPE course if the licensee:
(1)holds a current Medical Gas Piping Installation
(2)is approved as a Course Instructor [ in accordance
with §365.17 of this chapter].
(f)A Course Provider shall present a medical gas CPE
course in a single day consisting of at least two (2) clock hours
of instruction in the classroom.
The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed
the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority
Filed with the Office
of the Secretary of State on June 24, 2022
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
Earliest possible date of adoption: August 7, 2022
For further information, please call: (512) 936-5216