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Richard is a plumber with almost 25 years experience, and serves both on the regional IOPSA Executive ( WC) as Vice Chairman and Technical expert, as well as on the PIRB National Executive.


Once you have purchased the course, you will have access to the course content. You may progress through the course by selecting the first module at the bottom of this page.

This course consists of seven (7) modules and three (3) assessments. The assessments will become available after the completion of modules three (3), five (5) and seven (7).

You may complete each module at your own pace.  Once you have completed a module the next module will become available. You can only move onto the next module once you have fully completed the previous module.

On completion of the modules and passing of assessments, your certificate of completion will be issued automatically from the e-learning system. You will need to log your own CPD points as well as submit your certificate of completion on the Audit IT system yourself.

Articulate-IT: SANS 1352: Heat Pump Installations

Course Description:

In these IOPSA Accredited sessions, you will be acquiring knowledge with regards to the types of heat pumps available, environmental energy as a heat source, the economic benefits of heat pumps and an overview of the SANS 1352 national standard.

Course Modules:

  • Introduction to Heat Pumps and the Heat Pump Installations
  • The Dynamics of Heated Water with reference to a Heat Pump
  • The Components of the Heat Pump
  • The Operating Principles of the Heat Pump - Part 1
  • The Operating Principles of the Heat Pump - Part 2
  • Preparing for a Heat Pump Installation
  • The Heat Pump Installation (SANS 1352)

Knowledge assumed to be in place for this course:

  • Reading and writing in English
  • Basic mathematics skills
  • Ability to listen with a positive attitude
  • Installation of a hot water cylinder (SANS 10254)
  • A copy of SANS 1352 will be to your advantage

IOPSA Accreditation:

The Institute of Plumbing South Africa, in collaboration with the Plumbing Industry Registration Board have formalised an agreement in that;

Any Licensed Plumber who has been unable to complete their Portfolio of Evidence for submission to the PIRB, but has attended and completed an accredited course, either, Heat Pump and/or Solar Water Heating Systems, may make application to the Institute of Plumbing South Africa to fulfill the above designations.  Applicants are to follow the process and procedures, as indicated on their website:


PIRB Benefits:

These sessions attract PIRB Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points. Four (4) points for category one will be awarded, subject to attendance and completion of all sessions and assessments.