Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
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Health Insurance Update from PHCC National!


Association Health Plan regulations -  “On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded access to affordable health coverage options for America's small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans. Association Health Plans work by allowing small businesses, including self-employed workers, to band together by geography or industry to obtain healthcare coverage as if they were a single large employer.” (Retrieved on July 2, 2018 on the World Wide Web at  https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/association-health-plans ) The final rule is located here. PHCC National intends to organize an entity through which to offer such a plan and for which a preplanning meeting is setup for mid-July between our lawyer and our broker.


*****Backflow Prevention Tester ReCertification  Course

Sign up here!


8 Hours Plumbing Code 

Saturday September 22, 2018  ***********This is in Hutchinson Ks******
8:00am - 5:00pm

Hutchinson Public Works facility

1500 S. Plum

Hutchinson, Ks 67501


Non-member - $230.00
Member - $160.00
Audit 1 - 7 Hours Plumbing Code - Non-Member $15.00 per hour, Member $10.00 per hour.

Class must be paid in full before the start of class. 

Cancellation without 10 day notice will result in a $50.00 rescheduling fee.

Attention HVAC Contractors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Since it was formed in 1883, the composition of PHCC has changed dramatically. While the association first started out representing plumbing professionals as the National Association of Master Plumbers, over time we formally recognized that many of our members also were experts in the heating, cooling and related industry segments. As a result, we changed our name in 1962 to Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association. Currently HVAC contractors make up just under half of the PHCC National membership. 

As I meet with PHCC chapters, industry groups and contractors, I often hear: “PHCC is a plumbers’ organization. What do you really do for HVAC contractors?” My response is: “A lot, and we want to do more.”

In the PHCC Strategic Plan, there is a very important goal: to make PHCC more highly regarded as a valuable and equally recognized resource for HVAC contractors, just as it is for its plumbing professionals. We will provide a “home” for HVAC contractors – a place where they know they can go for resources they need to become the contractor of choice in their markets.

With this further expansion into the HVAC trade come opportunities for PHCC to increase membership, sponsorship, education, collaboration, awareness, workforce development efforts and more that lead to greater value for PHCC members.

Here’s how we’re making this happen:


  • We’re increasing collaboration with HVAC-related organizations and coalitions that help us amplify our influence on key advocacy issues like EPCA reform, tax credits for energy efficiency, expansion of the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants through the EPA Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP) and confined spaces, as well as professional standards that benefit our HVAC and plumbing contractor members and the industry overall.
  • In addition, you may have heard that we recently announced that we are co-locating our 2018 annual convention with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES). With both HVAC contractors and technicians under the same roof, we’ll help contractors see the benefit of offering training and certifications to their technicians … and we’ll give technicians valuable insights on the possibilities and realities of business ownership. It’s an exciting collaboration that has the potential for similar initiatives in the future.
  • We’re also focusing on adding many more HVAC resources and services, including new educational content and networking opportunities. In fact, we’re about to launch an online HVAC Business Interest Group that will provide virtual forum for our members to share and access resources that are relevant to their businesses.
  • All of this activity has increased interest from additional HVAC-related industry groups, which not only will help the organization diversify its resources but also give our HVAC members access to additional information and resources that help you thrive.

The timing could not be better for this expanded effort to better serve the HVAC segment of our membership. There are several opportunities right now for PHCC to provide the type of representation and services HVAC contractors need, while we continue to advocate for our plumbing contractors’ interests, as well. For example, several key proposed HVACrelated federal regulations are being reviewed for next steps; options to replace aging infrastructure are being considered by Congress; and recent natural disasters (hurricanes,flooding, fires, etc.) have enhanced the need to replace not only aging infrastructure but destroyed infrastructure …placing a larger burden on an industry already struggling to fill its skills gap. With all of this comes exciting opportunities to improve society with comfortable, safe, reliable and more energy-efficient systems; to update infrastructure; and to attract qualified workers needed to meet modern-day technical needs. 

PHCC’s Vision Statement says: “PHCC will become so relevant that PHCC contractors are the best choice for professionalism, reliable products and knowledgeable service.” This aspiration strives to drive efforts that strengthen our brand within the HVAC and plumbing community, within the halls of Congress, within the boardrooms of our industry partners, within the minds of our apprentices, and hopefully, within the hearts of all PHCC members.

New: Lawn Irrigation Journeyman & Master Test to be Proctored by KPHCC.

When you are ready to take your Journeyman or  Master Irrigation Test please call Joleen Lorg

at 316-943-7100 to schedule the test and sign up on the Master Wait List below. The test is a 2 hour open book test that will be proctored by KPHCC and is in conjunction with K-State. Cell phones will need to be checked in prior to the test. Only a hand held calculator, pencil, book, and answer sheet will be allowed during the test per K-State procedure.

Cost of test will be $200.00. 

  The set of 4 books to study and use to take the Journeyman Irrigation Exam can be purchased at KPHCC for $155.88.

  The book to study and use to take the Master Irrigation Exam can be purchased at KPHCC for $112.88.

Licensing will be adminstered by the:

Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Dept. 

Lawn Irrigation  Journeyman & Master Test Wait List   Sign up here!  

Sign up here to be on the wait list, then call Joleen to schedule. If you have signed up already you don't need to sign up again just call Joleen to schedule test. 

Kansas Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
1632 S West St

Suite 3  
Wichita, KS 67213 

Phone: 316 943-7100

Fax: 316 943-7108

Email: office@phccks.org

Email will be checked daily.


11:30AM -3:30PM  MO,TU,TH, FR


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