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Michigan Plumber License General FAQ
Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Michigan?
Individuals must be licensed to perform any type of plumbing work without a licensed supervisor.
What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Michigan?
- Plumbing Contractor
How do I get my plumbing license in Michigan?
- Complete a Registration for Apprentice Form
- Pay the $15 Application Fee
- Have at least 6,000 hours of experience gained over no less than 3 years as a registered apprentice in the practical installation of plumbing. Registration for Apprentice Form
- Complete a $100 Application for Journey Plumber Examination – More information found here.Once your application is approved a third party testing agency (PSI) will contact you with instructions to schedule your exam. Exam fees must be paid to PSI when scheduling the exam.
- Pass the $100 exam
- Pay the $40 Journeyman plumber license fee
- You must be at least 18 years of age.
- You must have 4,000 hours experience in work as a journey plumber over a period of not less than 2 years immediately preceding the date of the application.
- You must either hold a master plumber license or employ the holder of a master plumber license as his or her representative.
- You must be an owner of a sole proprietorship or partnership or an officer of a corporation or limited liability company.
- You must provide complete business or employment information for the previous 5 years.
What does your Michigan plumber exam prep cover?
- Act 407 -- Skilled Trades Regulation Act
International Plumbing Code
- Administration, Scope and Intent/Purpose
- Definitions and Symbols
- Plumbing Math
- General Regulations
- Fixtures, Faucets, and Fixture Fittings
- Water Heaters
- Water Supply and Distribution
- Sanitary Drainage
- Indirect and Special Waste
- Traps, Interceptors, and Separators
- Storm Drainage
- Nonpotable Water Systems
- Subsurface Landscape Irrigation Systems
- Appendix E
- Private Sewage Systems
- International Fuel Gas Code
- Hands-On Practical Application
- Practice Tests
- Reading and Understanding the PSI Bulletin
- Books That You Should Have During the Exam