National ITC’s STAR Plumbing Mastery Certification
Cardiac Surgeons and Plumbers Have More in Common Than One Realizes
Generally speaking, most people know that it takes a long time to become a doctor. Just how long varies based on the particular specialty that an individual wishes to pursue. Consider the path one must take to specialize in cardiac surgery. Given the gravity of what is at stake once a patient is on the operating table, it seems logical that an enormous amount of knowledge must be mastered by the surgeon, and, indeed, a grueling amount of training is involved. The timeframe for such training sounds daunting: four years of college, four years of medical school, five years of a general surgical residency followed by 2 to 3 years as a cardio fellow. That means that a surgeon must endure 15 to 16 years of training prior to finally completing their studies before earning right to practice.
You might be surprised to read that cardiac surgeons and plumbers have a lot in common (and more than the readily apparent jokes about how both individuals toil to keep a person’s pipes clear!). While the academic requirements to be a doctor are obviously quite different from the academic requirements to be a plumber, both individuals are tasked with the need to learn a wide range of material that encompasses both the theoretical and the practical in areas such as science and math. Furthermore, the related training programs require both the doctor and the plumber to be knowledgeable, well-trained, and capable of overcoming a myriad of issues they may encounter while working in the field.
Indeed, STAR Plumbing Mastery certification candidates are specialists in their own right. These highly qualified individuals must prove mastery of their trade through the demonstration of various skillsets as they endeavor toward their master plumber license. They must be experienced with the design, installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of the following areas:
- Water systems
- Drainage, waste & venting systems
- Stormwater systems
- Fuel gas systems
- Water heating systems
- Various specialty systems
Candidates must also possess knowledge of national, state, and local plumbing codes designed to protect the health and welfare of the public. It is expected that STAR Plumbing Mastery examination candidates be currently employed plumbers who have completed a United Association (UA) training program (or its equivalent) and/or have at least five (5) years of experience in the industry.
Candidates seeking to earn their STAR Plumbing Mastery exams and certification will certainly want to ally themselves with an organization that has the knowledge and the reputation to properly administer and certify personnel.
Therefore, whether you’re a training director, association representative, employer representative, or an individual applicant, National Inspection Testing and Certification Corporation (NITC) is there to help advise you along the way. Contact NITC at (877) 457-6482 to learn more about how our products help prepare the most qualified, most reliable, and safest trade professionals possible thanks to our wide range of industry certifications. NITC will help your business exceed customer expectations, so have your personnel certified with the certification company, NITC, today.