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How to Become an Alabama Plumber

How do I become a licensed plumber in Alabama?
Anyone interested in becoming a Gas Fitter or Plumber in the State of Alabama must first become an apprentice.

The Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board defines an apprentice as “a person other than a master or journeyman gas fitter or plumber, who is engaged in learning and assisting in the installation of gas pipe, equipment, apparatus, and appliances, and shall work directly under the supervision of a journeyman or master gas fitter or plumber, and who has successfully fulfilled the registration requirements of the board and has been duly registered by the board as such for the current year”  No written exam is required and you must complete a registration form and include a copy of Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence of Non-Citizen form. The fee for a plumbers apprenticeship is $25 for the initial application and just $10 annually thereafter.

Once you have fulfilled two years working as an apprentice, you are then able to take the Journeyman Plumbers Exam. You’ll find an excellent exam prep course to help you study for and pass this exam at Plumbers Training Institute. You’ll need to be licensed as a Journeyman Plumber for at least one year before you are allowed to move on to take a Master Plumbers Exam. The same applies to Gas Fitters.

If you want a Medical Gas license, you are required to be certified by the National Institute of testing & Certification.  

Where can I take the Alabama journeyman, master plumber or gas fitter exam?

Exams are given weekly by PSI Services, Inc. in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. Out-of-state exam locations are also available. 

What can I expect from the Alabama journeyman or master plumbing exam?

The exam is an open book computerized test.  There are 100 questions on the master plumber exam and you will have 4 hours to take it. You must get 70 (70%) correct.  There are 70 questions on the Journeyman plumber exam and you will be given 3 hours to take it. You must get 49 (70%) correct.  View the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin HERE

How do I know if I passed the Alabama journeyman, master plumber or gas fitter exams?

Your score will be given to you immediately following completion of the examination.  If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification. If you do not pass, you will receive a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses.


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Thinking of Becoming a Michigan Licensed Plumber?

Here are a few facts that may interest to you.

  • Michigan Plumbers earn an average hourly wage of $28.47 with a typical starting wage of $15.44 up to $39.93.
  • The average yearly salary is approximately $59,220.00. You can expect to earn a starting wage of $32,110 and could make up to A$80,970. Your earning potential will depend upon a variety of factors such as experience, level of education, company size and location as well as the individual owners.
  • Apprentice plumbers who are just beginning their careers typically make at least 30 to 50% less than a fully trained Journeyman or Master Plumber. The training is part of their salary and their focus should be on getting a plumbing education, master necessary skills, advance to Journeyman and get their plumbing license. (Click here to learn more about becoming a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber.)
  • Journeyman plumbers (with a few years of experience) can expect to earn approximately $50,000 per year which is the nationwide average wage.
  • Master Plumbers have the highest earning potential and the most flexibility in their work. Master Plumbers earn well in excess of $100,000 per year.
  • When it comes to salary satisfaction, plumbers rank above average with a 61% satisfaction rate.
  • Over the next ten years, it is expected that the number of plumbers will increase by 15.6 percent. A shortage of qualified licensed plumbers has created numerous employment opportunities in the construction industry as well as those in building renovation. Plumbers with welding experience will increase their employment prospects as their skills will be necessary to meet the demand for additional plumbing and pipefitting contractors.

Now is the time to consider a career in the plumbing industry, become licensed, and take advantage of the increasing demand for skilled tradesmen. Plumbers Training Institute has exactly what you need to become a licensed Journeyman or Master plumber in Michigan. Their Journeyman and Master Plumber Exam Prep courses are designed to help you take and pass that exam!  Convenient online courses and course and book packages are created by Plumbers for Plumbers and a team of licensing professionals is there to help you every step of the way. Courses are available online 24/7 and accessible from any computer or mobile device. YOU CHOOSE when, where and how long you wish to study. Stop and start as often as necessary until you are ready to schedule and take your plumbers exam. Team pricing is also available for companies who wish to advance their current employees to the next level. The more training you purchase, the more you save.

How To Become A Licensed Plumber in Connecticut

So you want to get your license as a Plumber in Connecticut? Listed below are Q&A’s and a few other things you need to know. There are the 2 classifications of plumbing contractors, you’ll find them listed below along with their scope of work, and required qualifications.

Classifications of plumbing contractors in Connecticut

  1. P-1 Unlimited Plumbing Contractor - may do all plumbing and piping work as defined in section 20-330 of the Connecticut General Statutes. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be two (2) years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or equivalent experience and training.
  2. P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber - may do all plumbing and piping work as so defined and only while in the employ of a contractor licensed for such work. The requirements to qualify for this license examination shall be the completion of a registered apprenticeship program or equivalent experience and training.

Is there a test required to get a plumbers license?

Yes, you must pass tests to obtain a journeyman or master plumber license.

What can I expect from the Connecticut plumber tests?

Journeyperson Plumbers must pass the P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber Exam through PSI. - Study for the exam with online video prep!

P-2 Exam

  • 4 Questions - General Plumbing Regulations
  • 5 Questions - Gas Systems
  • 4 Questions - Cleanouts
  • 6 Questions - Fixtures and Equipment
  • 2 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 3 Questions - Piping, Valves, Controls
  • 4 Questions - Water Supply 5 Hangers and Supports
  • 11 Questions - Drain, Waste, and Vent
  • 3 Questions - Backflow
  • 4 Questions - Traps and Interceptors
  • 3 Questions - Developed length
  • 6 Questions - Isometric Analysis
  • 4 Questions - Joints and Connections
  • 3 Questions - Safety and Excavation
  • 3 Questions - Water Treatment

Master Plumbers must pass the P-1 Unlimited Plumber exam and Contractor Business and Law exams through PSI. - Study for the exam with online video prep!

P-1 Exam

  • 4 Questions - General Plumbing Regulations
  • 9 Questions - Gas Systems
  • 4 Questions - Cleanouts
  • 5 Questions - Fixtures and Equipment
  • 2 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 3 Questions - Piping, Valves, Controls
  • 6 Questions - Water Supply
  • 3 Questions - Hangers and Supports
  • 14 Questions - Drain, Waste, and Vent
  • 3 Questions - Backflow
  • 4 Questions - Traps and Interceptors
  • 2 Questions - Developed length
  • 9 Questions - Isometric Analysis
  • 3 Questions - Joints and Connections
  • 6 Questions - Safety and Excavation
  • 3 Questions - Water Treatment

Business & Law Exam

  • 5 Questions - Licensing
  • 7 Questions - Estimating and Bidding
  • 2 Questions - Lien Law
  • 4 Questions - Financial Management
  • 5 Questions - Tax Laws
  • 5 Questions - Labor Laws
  • 5 Questions - Project Management
  • 6 Questions - Contracts
  • 2 Questions - Business Organization
  • 4 Questions - Risk Management
  • 5 Questions - Environmental and Safety

Here is a link to the psi exam outlines for the plumbing exam. This will give you all the information you need about the exam procedures.
https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=61&bulletinurl=.pdf

What code is the Connecticut plumbing test based on?

2012 International Plumbing Code

Where can I take the Connecticut plumbers license exam?

Select the license you are pursuing from this page. Enter your zip code at the bottom of your license page to find the nearest location.

How do I become a journeyman plumber in Connecticut?

  1. Complete an approved Apprenticeship program or proof of equivalent experience and training.
  2. Apply to the state and pass the P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumber exam through PSI
  3. Complete two years of work as a journeyperson Plumber
  4. Apply to the state and pass the P-1  Unlimited Plumber exam and Business and Law Exam through PSI

What are the examination fees for the plumbers’ license in Connecticut?

P-1 Unlimited Plumbing Contractor – $130.00
Contractor Business and Law – $65.00
P-2 Unlimited Journeyperson Plumbing Contractor $130.00

What are the plumbing licensing fees in Connecticut?

  • Plumbing & Piping Limited Contractor - $150
  • Plumbing & Piping Limited Journeyman - $120
  • Plumbing & Piping Unlimited Contractor - $150
  • Plumbing & Piping Unlimited Journeyperson - $120

What should I bring to the Connecticut plumber exam?

  • State ID or Driver’s License
  • A standard calculator
  • All approved reference material
  • A writing utensil

How do I know if I passed the Connecticut plumber exam?

PSI will inform you if you passed or failed the exam on your exam date.

Are there accommodations for individuals with special needs during the plumbing licensing exam?

All examination centers are equipped to provide access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and exam accommodations will be made in meeting a candidate’s needs. Applicants with disabilities or those who would otherwise have difficulty taking the examination must fill out the form at the end of this Candidate Information Bulletin and fax it to PSI (702) 932-2666. This form also includes out-of-state testing requests.

Is there any way to be waved from the plumbing examination?

No

If I am licensed in another State, do I still have to get a Connecticut Plumbing License?

No

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Connecticut?

Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, Connecticut 06103-1840

Division Phone: (860) 713-6000  Fax: (860) 706-1200  Email: dcp.licenseservices@ct.gov

How to Become a Plumber in Alabama

How do I become a licensed plumber in Alabama?
Anyone interested in becoming a Gas Fitter or Plumber in the State of Alabama must first become an apprentice.

The Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board defines an apprentice as “a person other than a master or journeyman gas fitter or plumber, who is engaged in learning and assisting in the installation of gas pipe, equipment, apparatus, and appliances, and shall work directly under the supervision of a journeyman or master gas fitter or plumber, and who has successfully fulfilled the registration requirements of the board and has been duly registered by the board as such for the current year”  No written exam is required and you must complete a registration form and include a copy of Proof of Citizenship or Lawful Presence of Non-Citizen form. The fee for a plumbers apprenticeship is $25 for the initial application and just $10 annually thereafter.

Once you have fulfilled two years working as an apprentice, you are then able to take the Journeyman Plumbers Exam. You’ll find an excellent exam prep course to help you study for and pass this exam at Plumbers Training Institute. You’ll need to be licensed as a Journeyman Plumber for at least one year before you are allowed to move on to take a Master Plumbers Exam. The same applies to Gas Fitters.

If you want a Medical Gas license, you are required to be certified by the National Institute of testing & Certification.  

Where can I take the Alabama journeyman, master plumber or gas fitter exam?

Exams are given weekly by PSI Services, Inc. in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery. Out-of-state exam locations are also available. 

What can I expect from the Alabama journeyman or master plumbing exam?

The exam is an open book computerized test.  There are 100 questions on the master plumber exam and you will have 4 hours to take it. You must get 70 (70%) correct.  There are 70 questions on the Journeyman plumber exam and you will be given 3 hours to take it. You must get 49 (70%) correct.  View the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin HERE

How do I know if I passed the Alabama journeyman, master plumber or gas fitter exams?

Your score will be given to you immediately following completion of the examination.  If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification. If you do not pass, you will receive a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses.

How To Become A Licensed Plumber In Vermont

If you’re thinking of becoming a licensed plumber in the state of Vermont, there are a few steps you should follow.

  1. Meet state requirements
    • Include Certificate of Completion provided by the Vermont State Apprenticeship Council,
    • A certified statement of licensure or completed apprenticeship from another state acceptable to the board,
    • OR Document showing successful completion of the instruction, training an experience in or out of the state acceptable to the board (to include at least 12,000 hours).
      All hours must be documented by affidavits from a licensed Master Plumber.
  2. Complete a Journeyman License Application
  3. Pay the $90 Application Fee
  4. Pass the Journeyman Plumber Exam - Study before you test!

What are the examination fees for the plumbers’ license in Vermont?

$65 for pencil and paper exam, $100 for computer exam. These are the same for both Journeyman and Master Plumbers.

What are the plumbing licensing fees in Vermont?

For a Journeyman, $90
For a Master, $120

What can I expect with the Vermont plumbing exam?

Each candidate will be given a packet containing an examination booklet, plans (if appropriate), an answer sheet, and a sheet for calculations. You will not need additional scratch paper. All of this material must be enclosed in the return envelope along with the original envelope and confirmed by the proctor. Any comments pertinent to the examination or site should be recorded by you on a comment sheet available from the proctor and mailed to the Code Council. Under no circumstances are examination materials to be taken from the room.

What should I bring to the Vermont plumber exam?

For computer-based examinations, examinees must provide their testing confirmation number (that was provided by the Pearson VUE representative at the time of exam registration) at the testing site on the exam day in order to be admitted to take the exam. The name on the exam reservation must match the name on the ID provided. If it does not, you will not be allowed to test and will forfeit your exam fee. Neither the Code Council nor Pearson VUE can make an exception to this policy.

For paper-and-pencil or computer-based examinations, examinees must possess and present a valid (unexpired) photo ID with signature, issued by a state or federal regulatory agency, e.g., a driver’s license, passport, etc. If you are unable to present identification as required by the Code Council and Pearson VUE or have questions about what will be allowed, you must call Pearson VUE (computer-based exams) or ICC (paper-and-pencil exams) at least two days prior to your scheduled exam to make other arrangements.

Examinees may bring the following items to the examination:

  • Three No. 2 pencils (sharpened) [PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTING ONLY]
  • Reference(s) as listed in this Examination Information Bulletin for the applicable exam—no other reference material will be allowed into the testing center:
    • Bound (original bound book, three-ring binder, or stapled)
    • Notes written in ink or highlighted in code sections
    • Permanently attached tabs (tabs that can’t be removed without destroying the page)
    • Pencil notes in your references that are highlighted prior to arrival at the test center
    • Photocopies of copyrighted materials are not allowed
  • Eraser [PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTING ONLY]
  • Magnifying glass
  • Eyeglasses, if necessary
  • Architects’ scale or rule
  • Watch without alarm/camera [PAPER-AND-PENCIL TESTING ONLY]
  • Battery-operated calculator:
    • Nonprogrammable
    • Not capable of storing examination information
    • No ribbon or paper printing capabilities
  • Foreign language/English translation dictionaries, if needed.

Where can I take the Vermont plumbers license exam?

If the application is approved by the Plumbing Board, the applicant will be added to the ICC (International Code Council) database and the applicant becomes eligible within one week to take the examination. A packet with all necessary information will be mailed at that time

How do I know if I passed the Vermont plumber exam?

If you take a computer-based exam, you will know your results immediately. If you take a paper and pencil exam, results are mailed within three to four weeks of the exam date. Pass results will be posted to the Code Council website in approximately the same time frame.

Are there accommodations for individuals with special needs during the plumbing licensing exam?

If you have a disability that prohibits you from taking the examination under standard conditions, you may request special arrangements. Your request must accompany your registration form. In addition to the letter of request, a special accommodations form must be submitted. This form may be obtained by contacting the Candidate Services Coordinator at appeals@iccsafe.org or 1-888-422-7233 ext 5552. Please contact the department for instructions concerning the required information before you submit your application. Completed accommodations forms must be submitted and approved by the examination department a minimum of three months prior to the requested examination administration date.

Can I be waived from the plumbing examination?

You can be waived from the plumbing examination if you hold a license in another state or municipality that offers a reciprocal license and exemption for licensees in Vermont. You must still pay the required fee.

How often do I have to renew my plumbing license in Vermont?

You must renew your license every two years. If your license has lapsed, it may be renewed within 90 days of its expiration date along with a $15 reinstatement fee in addition to the renewal fee.

If your license has lapsed past 90 days, you must apply for reinstatement and appear before the board. Applicants for license renewal must provide the board with evidence of completion of 8 hours of continuing education or training that is board-approved, completed within the previous 2 years and two of which must be code review. A copy of a certificate is acceptable evidence of this.

Is continuing education required to renew my Vermont plumbing license?

Yes, you must complete 8-hours of continuing education each cycle including 2-hours of code review.

If I am licensed in another State, do I still have to get a Vermont Plumbing License?

Yes

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Vermont?

The Division of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety

Michael Desrochers, Executive Director
Joseph Benard, Deputy Director

1311 US Route 302 – Suite 600
Barre, VT 05641
Phone:  802-479-7561
Toll-Free:  800- 640-2106

How To Become A Licensed Plumber In Utah

If you’re thinking of becoming a licensed plumber in the state of Utah, there are a few steps you should follow.

  1. Read the FAQ’s listed below
  2. Take the appropriate Exam Prep Course
  3. Meet all State requirements
  4. Study! Study! Study!

What are the plumbing categories in Utah?

  • Journeyman Plumber - means a person licensed under this chapter as a journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade.
  • Residential Journeyman Plumber - means a person licensed under this chapter as a residential journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings.
  • Master Plumber - means a person licensed under this chapter as a master plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan and layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade.
  • Residential Master Plumber - means a person licensed under this chapter as a residential master plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan and layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings.

How do I become a journeyman plumber in Utah?

  1. Meet state requirements
    • Complete 8,000 hours of training in four years including 576 clock hours of classroom instruction as an apprentice
      OR
    • 16,000 hours of on the job training and instruction in 8 years as an apprentice
      See the Plumber Licensing Act Rule for more details https://dopl.utah.gov/laws/R156-55c.pdf
  2. Complete a Journeyman Plumber Application Online or in Hard Copy
  3. Pay the $110 non-refundable application processing fee
  4. Pass the Utah plumber's written and practical exams - study for your test!

How do I become a RESIDENTIAL journeyman plumber in Utah?

  1. Meet state requirements
    • Complete 6,000 hours of training in three years including 432 clock hours of classroom instruction as an apprentice
      OR
    • 12,000 hours of on the job training and instruction in six years as an apprentice
      See the Plumber Licensing Act Rule for more details https://dopl.utah.gov/laws/R156-55c.pdf
  2. Complete a Journeyman Plumber Application Online or in Hard Copy
  3. Pay the $110 non-refundable application processing fee
  4. Pass the Utah plumber's written and practical exams - study for your test!

What are the examination fees for the plumbers’ license in Utah?

There are two parts that must be passed: the theory and practical. For the theory exam, the first time fee is $86 with retake exams costing $72. The practical is $100 for both first times and retakes.

What are the plumbing licensing fees in Utah?

There is an application fee of $110 and a renewal fee of $63

Where can I take the Utah plumbers license exam?

  • Hurricane (St. George) (Written Only)
  • North Orem (Provo) (Written Only)
  • North Salt Lake City (Written Only)
  • St. George (Practical Only):
  • Salt Lake Community College (Practical Only)
  • Sunset (Ogden) (Written Only)
  • Grand Junction (Written Only)

How do I know if I passed the Utah plumber exam?

  • Theory Exam - In order to pass the examinations, you must receive a score of at least 70%. You will receive your score report immediately following the completion of the examination.
  • Practical Exam - Your practical examination score report will be mailed within 15 days after the examination date. You will receive either a PASS or FAIL. All score reports are mailed simultaneously. To ensure confidentiality, examination results will not be given over the phone.

Is continuing education required to renew a Utah plumbing license?

Yes, all licensed plumbers must complete 12-hours of approved continuing education by November 30th, 2018. Plumbers Training Institute offers 12-hours of approved continuing education online in video.

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Utah?

For general licensing questions, call:(801) 530-6628 | (866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah

State of Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

160 East 300 South, P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741

Telephone (801) 530-6628
Toll-free in Utah (866) 275-3675
Fax (801) 530-6511

How To Get A Florida Plumbers License

Florida has two types of licenses

  • Certified Plumbing Contractor - Certified at the state level to conduct business statewide.
  • Registered Plumbing Contractor- Issued by localities, contractors must comply with their procedures to become registered to conduct business in that location.
    Note: Registered contractors are only eligible to conduct business the in the areas where they are registered.

How do I become a Florida Registered Plumbing Contractor?

Individuals who have taken and passed a local licensing examination and have received a Certificate of Competency from a local jurisdiction may apply for a REGISTERED license.
You must complete an application for Registered Contractor as an Individual form # DBPR CILB 2
The initial application fees vary depending upon when the application is submitted. See Application Requirements.

How do I become a Journeyman Plumber in Florida?

Florida does not have journeyman plumbers on the state licensing level.

How do I become a Certified Plumbing Contractor in Florida?

  • Obtain a passing score on all parts of the Florida State Construction examination.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Meet the educational/experience requirements.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Pay all applicable fees.
  • Obtain worker’s compensation coverage.
  • Demonstrate financial responsibility.

How much does it cost to get a Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor license?

Examination Fees:    

Applicants Registering for Business & Financial Management and Trade Knowledge or Business & Financial Management and/or Contract Administration and/or Project Management

  • $135.00 Registration Fee Payable to Professional Testing, Inc.
  • $80.00 Exam Administration Payable to the Florida DBPR
  • $80.00 Business and Financial Management computer-based test (CBT) with Pearson VUE.

Initial certification Fees:

  • Applying for initial certification between May 1st of an EVEN year through August 31st of an ODD year - $249. OR
  • Applying for initial certification between September 1st of an ODD year through April 30th of an EVEN year - $149.
  • Make check payable to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Total:

$544.00 on even years
$444.00 on odd years

Is there a test required to get a Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor license?

Yes, Florida Plumbing Certified Contractors will be required to complete the Business and Financial Management Exam and the Florida Plumbing Contractor Exam.

What are the examination fees for the Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor license in Florida?

The examination fee for the Business and Financial Management Examination is $135.00 payable to Professional Testing Inc. (PTI) and $80.00 payable directly to the vendor, Pearson VUE, by the candidate at the time the exam is scheduled.

If you do not pass the exam, you must complete a retake application with PTI, pay the examination fee of $135.00 and pay the examination administration fee of $80.00 to Pearson VUE when rescheduling.  There is a 21-day waiting period between successive attempts.

Please note that the same fees apply to all Trade Knowledge examinations that are offered in computer-based testing (CBT) format only.  After applying, along with the $135 application fee to Professional Testing Inc. (PTI), candidates can schedule both the Trade Knowledge and Business & Finance examinations with Pearson VUE. An $80 per part administration fee must be paid to Pearson VUE at the time of scheduling.

Are there exceptions for Military Veterans, their Spouses or Florida National Guard members?

Yes, experience gained in the military may be used toward the requirements for licensure. Please complete the Veteran Fee Waiver and Military Service Verification Form and submit it along with your application for licensure. Military veterans, their spouses, and Florida National Guard members may be eligible for a fee waiver, fee reimbursement, and/or fee discount. Please visit the DBPR Military Services page for more information.

What code is the Florida Certified Plumber test based on?

2017 Florida Building Code – Plumbing, Sixth Edition

Are Florida Certified Plumbers tested on Law Rules and Regulations?

Yes, the Business and Financial Management Exam

Where can I take the Florida Certified Plumbers license exam?

Pearson VUE Test Centers located in the following cities:

  • Lakeland
  • Orlando
  • Melbourne
  • Sarasota
  • Tampa

How many questions are on the examinations?

  • Business and finance Examination Bulletin – click here.
    The Business and Financial Management Examination is composed of 120 questions (Service Pool candidates will have 60 questions). It will be administered in one session via computer.
  • Plumbing Contractors Examination Bulletin – click here.
    The General Trade Knowledge examination will be administered in two sessions. The morning session will consist of 45 equally weighted questions and 5 isometric drawings. The isometric drawings will be worth 10 points each. The afternoon session will consist of 65 equally weighted questions. Your scores for the morning and afternoon sessions will be combined to determine your total score for this examination.

What should I bring to the Florida Plumber exam?

Two (2) forms of signature identification, one of which bears your picture, signature and is government issued: driver’s license, state identification card, passport or military identification card. YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO SHOW PROPER I.D. TO GAIN ADMISSION TO THE TEST SITE.
Note: Student, employment I.D. cards and photo bearing credit cards are not acceptable as a picture bearing identification. Make sure your name and address are the same as provided on your application.

Bring your admission slip to the test site.  You will be required to show it to gain entry to an examination room. If you have NOT received your admission slip within seven (7) business days of your scheduled examination, contact the vendor at 407.264.0562 or fax: 407.264.2977

How do I know if I passed the Florida Plumber exam?

All candidates will receive an official photo-bearing exam result report immediately following completion of their examination. Please verify that ALL information is correct on your exam result report before leaving the Test Center. Pencil & Paper candidates, you will receive a grade report on-site after you complete the last part of your written examination for which you were scheduled.

Are there accommodations for individuals with special needs during the plumbing licensing exam?

If you need to make special testing accommodations due to a disability, you must submit a written request to the Special Testing Coordinator prior to each exam. Do not submit your accommodation request with your exam application: it must be sent directly to;

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Bureau of Education and Testing
Special Testing Coordinator
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0791

How often do I have to renew my plumbing license in Florida?

Registered plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of odd-numbered years.

Certified plumbing contractors renew their licenses by August 31 of even-numbered years.

The cost to renew is $209, plus $50 per qualified business. 

How do I renew my Certified Contractor Plumbers License?

To renew your license, you will need to create an account with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation website and complete the renewal process. Click here for the steps to create your account.

Biennial License Renewal Fee
Certified Contractor = $209 *
Registered Contractor = $209 *

* Includes $5 Unlicensed Activity fee and a fee of $4 which must be transferred to the Department of Community Affairs to fund projects relating to the building construction industry or continuing education programs offered to persons engaged in the building construction industry in Florida.

How many hours of Continuing Education do I need?

14 hours board-approved continuing education is required each biennium prior to the renewal period for both certified and registered contractors. At least 1 hour must deal with workplace safety, 1 hour on the subject of worker's compensation, 1 hour on the subject of business practices, 1 hour on the subject of laws and rules and 1 hour on Florida Building Code advanced modules.

A person who holds more than one certificate or registration issued by the board is required to complete the continuing education requirements only once during each biennial certification renewal period and only once during each biennial registration period.

Does Florida offer reciprocity with other States?

Florida does not offer reciprocity with other States at this time.

Who do I contact regarding a plumbing license in Florida?

Division of Professions
Construction Industry Licensing Board
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
Phone: 850.487.1395

Website: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/index.html

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