Journeymen and Master Plumbers are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a three-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. The course covers new definitions, code changes, general requirements, impacts on the job, general use, and special equipment included in the respective code. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia plumbing tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007.