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    In 1935, seventeen Master Plumbers resolved to unite allpractitioners in order to modernize the practice of plumbing and to

    provide clients with professionalized plumbing services. Theyorganized the NAMPAP and had it registered with the Securitiesand Exchange Commission.

    Subsequently, the Association was accredited by the PRC on

    October 2, 1975 as the fourteenth accredited professionalorganization.

    The NAMPAP pioneered in efforts leading towards the creationof the Department of Public Services in the City of Manila and the

    passage of City Ordinance 2411, The Plumbing Code for the City ofManila. It also initiated the formulation of the National PlumbingCode of the Philippines which was promulgated on January 28,1959.

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    In the ensuing years, the Association actively engaged itself in the

    formulation of the National Building Code, the passage of the lawcreating the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority, and theenactment of Republic Act No. 1378, Plumbing Law, on June 18, 1955.On January 28, 1959, the National Plumbing Code of the Philippinesprepared by NAMPAP was promulgated and approved by Malacaang.

    NAMPAP assisted in the passage of the law creating the NationalWaterworks and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA).

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    In 1966-1969, the Board of Master Plumbersand NAMPAP prepared a curriculum for Master

    Plumbing/Plumbing Engineering approved by theDepartment of Education and first introduced atthe Feati University.

    On June 28, 1967, the First Amendment toRepublic Act 1378 was approved, which effectedthe inclusion of Asbestos-Cement Pipe as anapproved plumbing material. Before Martial Lawin 1972, Republic Act No. 6541 otherwise knownas the Building Code of the Philippines waspassed with the National Plumbing of 1959 as

    referral code in full text.

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    In 1997, NAMPAP President Jaime M. Cabasespearheaded the drafting of the Revised

    Plumbing Code. Finally, in October 1999,NAMPAP submitted the same to the Board ofExaminers for Master Plumbers. After carefulreview, the Professional Regulation Commissionadopted the Revised Plumbing Code of 1999which President Joseph Estrada approvedpursuant to Section 4 of Republic Act No. 1378last December 1999.

    In 1999, NAMPAP initiated the filing of alegislative proposal to upgrade the trade of

    Master Plumbers to the profession of PlumbingEngineers.

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    Homes and businesses require the skills of a master plumber to install andrepair pipes, appliances, and fixtures.

    A plumber usually follows blueprints and building codeswhen installing

    various fixtures, such as sinks and bathtubs.

    When a pipe or appliance stops functioning properly, a plumber will inspectthe system, diagnose the problem, and perform any necessary replacementsor repairs.
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    A master plumberis a licensed professional who installs and repairs

    various commercial and residential plumbingsystems.

    He or she might specialize in designing new systems, laying or fittingpipes, or performing repairs and maintenance on appliances andfixtures.

    Master plumbers are often self-employed, though many work forlocal governments, construction companies, and plumbing supplystores.

    Engineers often work with a master plumber to create blueprints

    for new systems and determine the cost of implementing newsystems.
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    Many plumbers begin their careers as apprentices, where theyassist experienced plumbers for four to five years to learn the tradefirsthand.

    After completion of an apprenticeship, a plumber can beginpracticing independently and prepare for a state- or country-specificlicensing exam.Written exams test a person's general plumbing knowledge as wellas his or her understanding of local plumbing codes and regulations.
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    There is generally a strong demand for licensed masterplumbers to implement new water systems and maintainexisting ones. Urbanization and population growth result inthe need for experienced professionals in both residential and

    industrial facilities.Technological advances in waste water treatment plants andmunicipal water systems present new opportunities forplumbers working in all specialties.

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    Accredited Professional Organization(APO)

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    Studio 3 No. 11 Castilla St.

    Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City

    Tel No.: 531-9383

    Re-accredited: Res. No. 2011-606 dated May 12, 2011

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    The topic deals with the basic knowledge of general guidelines ofcharacter, rules and regulations as covenant in the plumbing practice. Thisincludes moral obligation and relationship with clients and benefactors.

    Documentation of requisites to the activities undertaken in theplumbing project such as applications, applicants and general conditions

    to be observed.

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    Definitions of various plumbing terms, phrases and words used todefine and interpret activities in plumbing.

    Application of alignment and pitch of pipe with inspection ofthe horizontal and vertical elevation above and below ground lines, pipe

    protection and workmanship including studies of prohibited fittings anddead end in pipe installation.

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    Study of different materials and their quality such as pipe, metalsheet lead and ferrules used in plumbing.

    Basic knowledge of joints and connections on different pipesuse in plumbing.

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    Choices and different trap types and sizes of their protection,requirements for various plumbing fixtures, classification of clean out,equivalent, location and its construction along pipe installation.

    Basic knowledge on the quality and redeems of potable waterto meet standards of purity including sources, storage and distribution

    to the building from the water main through underwater intoindependent pipes network to the different fixtures.

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    Knowledge of all kinds of receptacles used such as water closets,urinal, bathtub, wash basin, wash tray bidet, slop sink, and similar fixtures.Definition of locations, conductors, ventilation including requirements onswimming pool and roof extensions.

    The topic deals with the basic knowledge of ventilationrequirements of rooms in all establishments with water closets and


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    The study of different plumbing fixtures as presented in table formwith the corresponding nominal size of trap and waste pipe required andequivalent fixture unit values assignment for easy reference of practitioners.

    The topic deals with the soil and waste stack installation andits connections, size requirements for each type of plumbing fixtures

    and their root terminal and below ground installation.

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    Basic knowledge of the waste disposal system of a building and thegeneral fixtures of a septic tank, working performance.

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    Basic theory of real numbers, equation functions and graph,equation functions and graph, exponent and exponential fractions.

    Basic concepts in trigonometric functions, solution oftriangles, vectors, trigonometric functions of sum and differences.

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    Basic concepts in the theory and applications of plane coordinatesystem, equation and their loci, straight lines, conic sections, plane andspherical surfaces.

    Understanding of the science of physics, language of physics,matter, theory of forces and motion, vector, velocity and acceleration,

    matter and energy, kinetic theory of matter specifically the behavior ofliquids, solids, air and other gases. Heat and temperature, expansion,change of state and its transferance.

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    Basic concept of financial facts such as simple interest and simplediscount, compound interest, simple annuities, amortization and sinkingfund, depreciation and general annuities.

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    Reading and interpretation of plans, symbols and legends and specifications.

    Shapes, sizes, dimensions, qualities and uses of different kindsand classes of pipes, fittings, gauge, valves and regulators.

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    Shapes, sizes, dimensions, qualities and uses of different kinds andclasses of plumbing fixtures and appliances; sizes, dimension, heights andlocation of water supply and discharge drains.

    Different kinds of hand and machine tools and their uses forcutting, reaming, threading, caulking, flaring and brazing, welding joints

    and connections of different pipes and fittings; hand and machine forremoving stoppages of drains, and repair of leaks and rusted pipes.

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    Periodic and regular inspection and serving of pipes and fittings,controls, valves, regulators, plumbing fixtures, appliances, pumps and similarequipment; repair of leaks and rusted pipes.

    Quantity take-off, bill of materials, cost estimates based onplans and specification.

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    Obligations and contracts documentations, project technicalreporting, inspection and acceptance of materials and workmanship.

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    Determine the amount and quality of water, develop source andprovide sanitary measures against contamination and pollution.

    Method of sewage treatment and disposal, design andconstruction of septic tank, privy, cesspool, seepage.

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    Planning and design of water supply, distribution, branch and allpipings to fixtures, appliances, appurtenance within the building andpremises.

    Planning and design of house drains, house sewers, horizontalbranches, stacks, vents, drains, traps, cleanouts, special waste, manhole

    and appurtenance within the building and premises.

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    Planning and design of ground and sub-surface drains, downspouts,floor and roof drains, area drains, catch basins, manholes and appurtenanceswithin the building and premises.

    Planning and design of hot water supply and return pipes,water heaters and appurtenance within the building and premises.

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    Planning and design of dry and wet standpipes, fire for fireprotection within the building and premises.

    Sizing the capacity of elevated and hydropneumatic tanks,cistern, sewage and scum pits and appurtenances within the building

    and premises.

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    Methods and techniques of pipe laying and installation, joints andconnections, pipe hangers and supports, storage and protection fromdamages, inspection and acceptance of workmanship.

    Preparation of orthographic working drawings, isometric,schematic diagrams, riser diagrams, details, symbols and legends and


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    All applicants shall, prior to the date of the examination,establish to the satisfaction of the Board:

    a. He is at least twenty one (21) years of age.b. He is a citizen of the Philippines.c. He is of good moral character.d. He is at least a high school graduate.

    e. He has at least five years of experience in actual plumbingwork under the supervision of a registered master plumber.

    Identification Sheet Answer Sheet

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    Identification Sheet, Answer Sheet

    Handling of Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets

    Check if the Serial Number of Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets are the same

    for all the sheets. If there is any discrepancy, return the set to your Room Watchers forreplacement. The Serial Number is NOT the examination number. It has nothing to do withyour examination.Check if there are defects or unnecessary marks on your Examinee IdentificationSheet/Answer Sheets.Check if the number of Answer Sheets corresponds to the number of examinationsubjects.Do not fold or mutilate, take extra care and keep clean your Examinee IdentificationSheet/Answer Sheets.Before detaching an answer sheet, check if the brown envelope is yours and the setinside belongs to you.

    How to Mark Your Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets

    oUse standard No. 2 pencil onlyoDo not use too much pressureoMark like this not like theseoMake the mark dark and straightoStrictly no erasures allowed

    How To Apply For The Examination

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    How To Apply For The Examination

    STEP 1Secure Application Form from the PRC Customer Service Center (CSC) and accomplish the


    STEP 2Submit the Application Form for processing and evaluation at any of the Processing Windowstogether with the following:

    Original and photocopies of Transcript of Records with Special Order and Date of Graduationwith SCANNED PICTURES AND WITH REMARKS FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSESONLY. (Graduates of government schools and institutions/programs accredited by recognizedaccredited agencies under the FAAP are exempted from SO [B]). Graduates of NewSchools/Degree Programs must submit School Recognition and/or Permit to Operate.Original and photocopy of NSO-issued Birth Certificate (if NSO copy is not clear, bring copyfrom the Local Civil Registrar).

    Original and photocopies of NSO-issued Marriage Contract (for married female only; if NSOcopy is not clear, bring copy from Local Civil Registrar).Four (4) passport size colored pictures in white background with complete name tag.Current Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)Other specific requirements as required by the Commission or the Professional RegulatoryBoard.

    How To Apply For The Examination

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    How To Apply For The Examination

    NOTE: Secure the following from the processor upon approval of your application:

    Permanent Examination and Registration Record card (PERRC) Download sample PERRCNotice of Admission (NOA)

    STEP 3Pay examination fee at any Cashier Window. Get Official Receipt.

    Baccalaureate Degree - P900.00Non-Baccalaureate Degree - P600.00Removal - P450.00

    STEP 4Pay for metered documentary stamps and mailing envelope with metered documentary stampsat the CSC.

    STEP 5Accomplish the PERRC and NOA. Indicate the Application Number, Official Receipt number,date, and amount on the Notice of Admission.

    STEP 6Proceed to any of the Issuance Windows (Window 9, 10, 11, 12) for final review of qualificationsand documents and issuance of NOA, Program of Examination, Examinee's Kit and Self-Instruction Sheet. Download Examinees' Self Instruction Sheet

    How To Apply For The Examination

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    How To Apply For The Examination

    STEP 7

    Keep the Notice of Admission and Official Receipt. Bring these with you on thefirst day of the examination. For further information, read the GeneralInstructions at the back page of the NOA, Program of Examination, Examinee'sKit and Self-Instruction Sheet.

    STEP 8

    Bring your NOA when you verify with the PRC your school/building assignmentwhich will be posted at the PRC premises two (2) or three (3) working daysbefore the examination date. The room assignment will also be posted at thiswebpage.

    How To Apply

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    How To Apply

    For The


    Room Assignments

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    Room Assignments


    1. Examinees should report before 6:30 in the morning every examination day.LATE EXAMINEES WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

    2. Bring the following: Notice of Admission (NOA), Official Receipt, pencils no. 1or 2, black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown

    and long plastic envelopes.


    4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

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