Instructor - Charles A. Kruger, Sr.
Charlie is a student of plumbing. His forty (40) years of practical experience include working as an apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, master plumber, plumbing contractor, and plumbing inspector. He began as an apprentice for his father in 1966 and later operated a plumbing contracting business. In 1978, he became a mechanical inspector for Howard County, Maryland. Charlie has been the plumbing inspector for the City of Salisbury since 1980.
Charlie has the following professional licenses and certifications. 1973, apprenticeship completion certificate Baltimore County (# 6102). 1974 Maryland Journeyman Plumber (# J-3574). 1976 Master Plumber-Gas Fitter Baltimore County (# 778). 1976 Maryland Master Plumber (# 2468). Master Inspector Howard County, 1978 City of Salisbury (1980). 1981 Maryland Certified Code Enforcement Inspector for building, electric and plumbing. 1994, 1997, 2000 Certified by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester's Instructor, International #1468. Delaware Licensed Plumber (#2046). Certified Plumbing Inspector, Certified 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Plumbing Inspector, Certified Plumbing Plans Examiner, BOCA International
In 1994, the Maryland State Board of Plumbing approved Charlie as an instructor for backflow prevention certification courses. He taught under the auspices of Pipe Trades Technologies Inc. from 1994 to 2000. Approved January 18, 2001, by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing, as a Maryland Back Flow/Cross Connection Course Provider. Also approved in WSSC and Baltimore County Maryland.
Charlie was employed as a plumbing instructor for Sussex Vocational-Technical School in Georgetown Delaware from 1990 to 2001. He taught fourth year apprentices using the National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors (PHCC-NA) lesson plans. He created a study guide for the Delaware Plumbing Code (BOCA 1987, 90, 93) and the International Plumbing Code (IPC 1995, 1997 & 2000). Was a plumbing teacher for Wor Wic Tech Community College, Salisbury Maryland, from September 1981 to April 1984. Authored, taught and copyrighted (Nature of Plumbing) five semesters of Plumbing Code: Preparation for Certification. Plumbing Instructor for Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore Chapter (BMC). Taught plumbing apprenticeship school for six years. Taught first year apprentices for two years, second year apprentices for one year and three years as the plumbing code instructor from September 1974 to June 1980. In 1980 Charlie taught plumbing pre-apprenticeship courses for the Federal Government CETA Program.
Charlie has been a member of the flowing professional associations and committees. Maryland Building Performance Standards Advisory Committee (plumbing) Chairman. The United States Access Board ADAAG Review Advisory Committee (ADA). Salisbury Practical Plumbing Code Committee. Related instruction skill standards review team (Delaware). Member of the Delaware Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 12 years, chairperson 11 years. Served on the Arts and Craft Committee, Baltimore County Western Vocational Technical Center. Severed on of the Worcester County Craft Committee. Served on the Wicomico County Applied Technical Center Committee, member 6 years and chairperson 3 years. Served 12 years on the board of directors, Eastern Shore Master Plumbers Association, nine years as Secretary, 1 year as Treasurer and a member in good standing over 20 years. Member, since 1994, of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering and currently on the cross connection control-technical committee. Past member of the American Backflow Prevention Association. Past Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Backflow Prevention Association. Charter Member of the Board of Directors, of the Delaware Backflow Prevention Association. Member, Charter Secretary of the Maryland Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association
Charlie's publications; Maryland Plumbing Code Study Guide. CAKCO Publishers copyrighted 1985-87-88-90-92-93-95 and 2000. Snyder on Plumbing. Charlie compiled, indexed and printed in book form twenty years of Mr. Milton Snyder's articles from Contractor newsmagazine. Copyrighted by Milton Snyder 1991 and published by S/K (Snyder/Kruger) Publishers. Charlie copyrighted chapters of a book, Nature of Plumbing, started in 1978. He is not finished yet, now working on backflow chapters.
He has passed the following courses. Apprenticeship instructor training, Catonsville Community College 1974. National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors instructor workshop 1980 Washington DC. The United States Jaycees certified trainer's program, Basic instructional methodology, and instructional systems development courses.
He has presented the following seminars, What the plumbing inspector needs to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1993, 1996, and 2000 for the Maryland Board of Plumbing. What the plumber needs the about ADA. Delaware accessibility code for Sussex Tech and PHCC-DE. Plumbing code: preparation for certification courses for Maryland and Delaware.
About the Instructor:
Charles A. Kruger, Sr.
Plumbing Inspector; City of Salisbury, P.O. Box 4118, Salisbury, Maryland 21803; (10/13/80 to present).
Plumbing Seminar Contractor; Plumbing Seminars for the 1990's, CAKCO Publishers, P.O. Box 2125, Salisbury, Maryland 21802; (1985 to 2000).
Kruger's Training Academy, Owner and operator, (2000 to present).
Mechanical Inspector; Howard County Bureau of Inspections, Licenses & Permits, 11226 Route 216, Laurel, Maryland 20707; (12/12/78 to 10/9/80).
Plumbing Contractor; Charles A Kruger Co., 36 Brookshire Drive Reisterstown, Maryland 21136; self-employed, Federal ID #52-1074624; (6/76 to 8/78).
Apprentice Plumber-Gasfitter/Journeyman Plumber-Gasfitter; Kruger Plumbing Co. Inc., 3509 Orchard Avenue, Balto. Md., 21207. Worked for my father James P. Kruger Jr., Masters Plumbers Lic. # 655, Balto. Co. # 278; (6/68 to 6/76).
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
1973, Completion Apprenticeship Certificate, Baltimore County MD. # 6102
1974, Maryland Reciprocal Journeyman Plumber Certificate (# 5286) # J-3574
1976, Master Plumber - Gas Fitter Baltimore County, Maryland # 778
1976, Maryland Master Plumber Certificate (# 035), Lic. Reg. Cert. No. 2468
1978, Master Inspector/Howard County (# 01995), Lic. Reg. Cert. No. 2468
1980, Master Inspector/City of Salisbury (# 318580), Lic. Reg. Cert. No. 2468
1981, Maryland Certified Code Enforcement Inspector (for building, electric & plumbing)
1994, 1997, 2000 Certified by the American Society of Sanitary Engineering as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester's Instructor Examination (#1468 International)
1996, Certified Plumbing Inspector, BOCA International
1997, Certified 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Plumbing Inspector, BOCA International
1997, Certified Plumbing Plans Examiner, BOCA International
1999, Delaware Master Plumber License (#0002046)
2000, Maryland Certified Backflow Course Provider/Instructor
PROFESSIONAL RELATED COMMITTEES
Member of the Building Performance Standards Advisory Committee. Plumbing Sub-Committee Chairman for one State Plumbing Code for the Department of Housing and Community Development
Member of the United States Access Board ADAAG Review Advisory Committee (ADA)
Member of the Related Instruction Skill standards Review Team for Plumbing Apprenticeship and Trade Extension Programs Standards Review Team (State of Delaware)
Member of the City of Salisbury Practical Plumbing Code Committee
Member of the Maryland Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Plumbing Code Committee
Eastern Shore Master Plumbers Association; served 12 years on the board of directors, nine years as Secretary, 1 year as Treasurer (member in good standing over 20 years)
Western Vocational Technical Center, Baltimore County; served two years on the Arts and Craft Committee, spoke to day students several times.
Worcester Career and Technology Center, Worcester Co., Craft Committee member 1 year.
Wicomico Applied Technical Center Committee, Wicomico Co., member 6 years and 3 years as chairperson.
State of Delaware Apprenticeship Advisory Committee member 11 years. Plumbing Committee Chairperson for 10 years.
Member, American Society of Sanitary Engineering Association 1994 to present, past member of the Cross Connection Control-Technical Committee (2001-2006).
Member, American Backflow Prevention Association
Past Member, Board of Directors, Maryland Backflow Prevention Association
Charter Member and Past Member, Board of Directors, Delaware Backflow Prevention Association
Charter Member, Charter Secretary of the Maryland Plumbing and Mechanical Inspectors Association
Course Provider, Maryland Certified Backflow Course Provider (2000 to present)
Plumbing Instructor for the Eastern Shore Master Plumbers Association. Teaches four year plumbing. (2005 to present)
Plumbing Instructor; Backflow Prevention Course, approved by the Maryland State Board of Plumbing, sponsored under the auspices of the Pipe Trades Technologies Inc. Since 1994, many Certification courses at Sussex Vocational-Technical School, Rt. 9 - P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947. And a Certification Course at Local 782 in Delaware.
Plumbing Instructor; Sussex Vocational-Technical School, Rt. 9 - P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947 (302) 856-9035. I teach fourth year students the National Association of Plumbing, Heating & Cooling lesson plans and use the study guide I created for the Delaware Plumbing Code 1987, 90, 93, 95, 97 and 2000. (1990 to 2001)
Plumbing Instructor; Wor Wic Tech Community College, 1202 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisbury, Maryland 21801. Authored, taught and copyrighted five semesters of Plumbing Code: Preparation for Certification; (Nature Of Plumbing - 9/81 to 4/84).
Plumbing Instructor; Associated Builders and Contractors BMC, 5716 York Road. Taught Plumbing Apprenticeship School for six years: three years as a first year instructor, one year as a second year instructor and two years as the Plumbing Code Instructor; (10/74 to 6/80).
Plumbing Instructor; Mayor and Council Baltimore City, taught a Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship course for the CETA Program; (1980).
Maryland Plumbing Code Study Guide. CAKCO Publishers copyrighted 1985-87-88-90-92-93-95 and 2000.
Snyder on Plumbing. I compiled, indexed and printed in book form Mr. Milton Snyder's articles from Contractor newsmagazine. Copyrighted by Milton Snyder 1991 and published by S/K (Snyder/Kruger) Publishers.
I copyrighted chapters of a book known as Nature of Plumbing. However, it is not finished it yet. (1981 to present)
Delaware Plumbing Code Study Guide, which was used in classes at Sussex Voc Tech and Seminars in Delaware.
TRAINING ON HOW TO TEACH
Apprenticeship Instructors Training Course - Catonsville Community College 1974
Instructor Workshop - National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors 1980
The United States Jaycees Certified Trainer's Program 1985
Basic Instructional Methodology Course - Sussex Tech 1992
Instructional Systems Development Course - Sussex Tech 1994
What the plumbing inspector needs to know about the Americans with disabilities act held on July 21, 1993 in Annapolis for State Board of Plumbing. This was a mandatory seminar that all licensed Plumbing Inspectors had to attend to keep license current. Taught an updated version in 1996 and 2000. The 2000 seminar was attented by plumbing inspectors, many guests including most of the facilities managers for every school system in Maryland. It was said the Charlie's presentation had and still has an major impact on ADA enforcement and upgrading Maryland's existing school for access. Each student received over 7 inches of reference material provided by Charlie and Jim Hanna From Code Administration Division of the Department of Housing & Community Development. Mr. Charles Kazlo, Executive Director of Occupational Licensing (DLLR) put the whole seminar together. He worked with several State Secretary's the Honorable Raymond Skinner and the Honorable John P. O'Connor.
What the plumber needs to know on how to use the ADA accessibility codes held over forty (40) seminars throughout the state of Maryland.
Delaware accessibility plumbing code guidelines - ANSI A117.1-1986 & ADAAG (American with Disabilities Act Accessibility guidelines) held several times at Sussex Tech in Georgetown, DE and in Wilmington, DE for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Delaware.
Plumbing code: preparation for certification help over 3000 students study for plumbing licenses over the last 33 years. Held Seminars in many cities throughout the state of Maryland.
Plumbing code: preparation for certification (Delaware) held at Sussex Vocational-Technical School, Georgetown, Delaware many times.