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

clients with professionalized plumbing services. They organized the NAMPAP and had it registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Subsequently, the Association was accredited by the PRC on October 2, 1975 as the fourteenth accredited professional organization. The NAMPAP pioneered in efforts leading towards the creation of the Department of Public Services in the City of Manila and the passage of City Ordinance 2411, The Plumbing Code for the City of Manila. It also initiated the formulation of the National Plumbing Code of the Philippines which was promulgated on January 28, 1959.

In the ensuing years, the Association actively engaged itself in the formulation of the National Building Code, the passage of the law creating the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority, and the enactment of Republic Act No. 1378, Plumbing Law, on June 18, 1955. On January 28, 1959, the National Plumbing Code of the Philippines prepared by NAMPAP was promulgated and approved by Malacaang. NAMPAP assisted in the passage of the law creating the National Waterworks and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA).

In 1966-1969, the Board of Master Plumbers and NAMPAP prepared a curriculum for Master Plumbing/Plumbing Engineering approved by the Department of Education and first introduced at the Feati University. On June 28, 1967, the First Amendment to Republic Act 1378 was approved, which effected the inclusion of Asbestos-Cement Pipe as an approved plumbing material. Before Martial Law in 1972, Republic Act No. 6541 otherwise known as the Building Code of the Philippines was passed with the National Plumbing of 1959 as referral code in full text.

In 1997, NAMPAP President Jaime M. Cabase spearheaded the drafting of the Revised Plumbing Code. Finally, in October 1999, NAMPAP submitted the same to the Board of Examiners for Master Plumbers. After careful review, the Professional Regulation Commission adopted the Revised Plumbing Code of 1999 which President Joseph Estrada approved pursuant to Section 4 of Republic Act No. 1378 last December 1999. In 1999, NAMPAP initiated the filing of a legislative proposal to upgrade the trade of Master Plumbers to the profession of Plumbing Engineers.

Homes and businesses require the skills of a master plumber to install and repair pipes, appliances, and fixtures. A plumber usually follows blueprints and building codes when installing various fixtures, such as sinks and bathtubs.

When a pipe or appliance stops functioning properly, a plumber will inspect the system, diagnose the problem, and perform any necessary replacements or repairs.

A master plumber is a licensed professional who installs and repairs various commercial and residential plumbing systems.

He or she might specialize in designing new systems, laying or fitting pipes, or performing repairs and maintenance on appliances and fixtures.
Master plumbers are often self-employed, though many work for local governments, construction companies, and plumbing supply stores. Engineers often work with a master plumber to create blueprints for new systems and determine the cost of implementing new systems.

They connect pipes between sewers or water mains to to different facilities. Master pipefitters usually specialize in working with pressurized water systems, such as those used in manufacturing firms and power plants.

Many plumbers begin their careers as apprentices, where they assist experienced plumbers for four to five years to learn the trade firsthand. After completion of an apprenticeship, a plumber can begin practicing independently and prepare for a state- or country-specific licensing exam. Written exams test a person's general plumbing knowledge as well as his or her understanding of local plumbing codes and regulations.

There is generally a strong demand for licensed master plumbers to implement new water systems and maintain existing ones. Urbanization and population growth result in the need for experienced professionals in both residential and industrial facilities. Technological advances in waste water treatment plants and municipal water systems present new opportunities for plumbers working in all specialties.

Accredited Professional Organization (APO)

Studio 3 No. 11 Castilla St. Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City Tel No.: 531-9383

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

VIRGILIO D. SIMBULAN Chairman

VALENTINO M. MANGILA Member

JESSIE M. MARIANO Member

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

Documentation of requisites to the activities undertaken in the plumbing project such as applications, applicants and general conditions to be observed.

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

Application of alignment and pitch of pipe with inspection of the horizontal and vertical elevation above and below ground lines, pipe protection and workmanship including studies of prohibited fittings and dead end in pipe installation.

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

Basic knowledge of joints and connections on different pipes use in plumbing.

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 water to meet standards of purity including sources, storage and distribution to the building from the water main through underwater into independent pipes network to the different fixtures.

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 on swimming pool and roof extensions.

The topic deals with the basic knowledge of ventilation requirements of rooms in all establishments with water closets and urinals.

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

The topic deals with the soil and waste stack installation and its connections, size requirements for each type of plumbing fixtures and their root terminal and below ground installation.

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

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

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

Basic concepts in the theory and applications of plane coordinate system, equation and their loci, straight lines, conic sections, plane and spherical 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 of liquids, solids, air and other gases. Heat and temperature, expansion, change of state and its transferance.

Basic concept of financial facts such as simple interest and simple discount, compound interest, simple annuities, amortization and sinking fund, depreciation and general annuities.

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

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

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

Different kinds of hand and machine tools and their uses for cutting, reaming, threading, caulking, flaring and brazing, welding joints and connections of different pipes and fittings; hand and machine for removing stoppages of drains, and repair of leaks and rusted pipes.

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

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

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

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

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

Planning and design of water supply, distribution, branch and all pipings to fixtures, appliances, appurtenance within the building and premises.

Planning and design of house drains, house sewers, horizontal branches, stacks, vents, drains, traps, cleanouts, special waste, manhole and appurtenance within the building and premises.

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

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

Planning and design of dry and wet standpipes, fire for fire protection 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.

Methods and techniques of pipe laying and installation, joints and connections, pipe hangers and supports, storage and protection from damages, inspection and acceptance of workmanship.

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

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 plumbing work under the supervision of a registered master plumber.

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 for replacement. The Serial Number is NOT the examination number. It has nothing to do with your examination. Check if there are defects or unnecessary marks on your Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets. Check if the number of Answer Sheets corresponds to the number of examination subjects. Do not fold or mutilate, take extra care and keep clean your Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets. Before detaching an answer sheet, check if the brown envelope is yours and the set inside belongs to you.

How to Mark Your Examinee Identification Sheet/Answer Sheets


oUse standard No. 2 pencil only oDo not use too much pressure oMark like this not like these oMake the mark dark and straight oStrictly no erasures allowed

How To Apply For The Examination

STEP 1 Secure Application Form from the PRC Customer Service Center (CSC) and accomplish the same. STEP 2 Submit the Application Form for processing and evaluation at any of the Processing Windows together with the following: Original and photocopies of Transcript of Records with Special Order and Date of Graduation with SCANNED PICTURES AND WITH REMARKS FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY. (Graduates of government schools and institutions/programs accredited by recognized accredited agencies under the FAAP are exempted from SO [B]). Graduates of New Schools/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 copy from the Local Civil Registrar). Original and photocopies of NSO-issued Marriage Contract (for married female only; if NSO copy 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 Regulatory Board.

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 PERRC Notice of Admission (NOA)

STEP 3 Pay examination fee at any Cashier Window. Get Official Receipt.
Baccalaureate Degree - P900.00 Non-Baccalaureate Degree - P600.00 Removal - P450.00

STEP 4 Pay for metered documentary stamps and mailing envelope with metered documentary stamps at the CSC.
STEP 5 Accomplish the PERRC and NOA. Indicate the Application Number, Official Receipt number, date, and amount on the Notice of Admission. STEP 6 Proceed to any of the Issuance Windows (Window 9, 10, 11, 12) for final review of qualifications and documents and issuance of NOA, Program of Examination, Examinee's Kit and SelfInstruction Sheet. Download Examinees' Self Instruction Sheet

How To Apply For The Examination

STEP 7 Keep the Notice of Admission and Official Receipt. Bring these with you on the first day of the examination. For further information, read the General Instructions at the back page of the NOA, Program of Examination, Examinee's Kit and Self-Instruction Sheet. STEP 8 Bring your NOA when you verify with the PRC your school/building assignment which will be posted at the PRC premises two (2) or three (3) working days before the examination date. The room assignment will also be posted at this webpage.

How To Apply For The Examination

Room Assignments INSTRUCTIONS:

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. 1 or 2, black ball pens, metered-stamped window mailing envelope, long brown and long plastic envelopes.

3. CELLULAR PHONES AND OTHER ELECTRONIC GADGETS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. 4. Wear the prescribed dress code.

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