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Georgia Plumber License General FAQ

Individuals must be licensed to perform any type of plumbing work without a licensed supervisor.

  • Journeyman
  • Class 1 (Restricted Master)
  • Class 2 (Unrestricted Master).
  1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable fee with documentation of the required experience and other qualifications and reference information.
  2. Submit a completed examination scheduling form with the fee
  3. Pass the examination
  4. The license application fee is $30.00 regardless of which type of plumbing license you wish to obtain.

    You can download the application here http://sos.ga.gov/cgi-bin/plbforms.asp?board=48.

    A minimum of five years of qualifying experience, with at least two of those years as a licensed journeyman plumber, plumbing foreman, plumbing superintendent, or military plumber for the Master Plumber license. Master Plumber Class 2 non-restricted applicants must describe the experience with commercial or industrial plumbing.

    Be sure to submit your application, the fee and required documents to the Board office before the deadline that is listed on the Board website they will send you an approval. If your application is approved, the Board will send you an approval letter. The testing company will then send you a Candidate Information Bulletin with complete instructions on how to schedule your exam.

    All applicants should submit a background check, and verify lawful presence in the U.S. of person 18 years or older.

The Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers of the Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board. Contact info:

Georgia Board of Plumbing Contractors
214 State Capital
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Laws and Regulations - Master Plumbers

  • General Laws
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29 Part 1926 OSHA

International Plumbing Code - Journeyman & Master Plumbers

  • 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
  • Vents
  • Traps, Interceptors, and Separators
  • Storm Drainage
  • Nonpotable Water Systems
  • Subsurface Landscape Irrigation Systems
  • Appendix E
  • Isometrics
  • Private Sewage Systems
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • Hands-On Practical Application
  • Practice Tests

Bonus Materials

  • Reading and Understanding the PSI Bulletin
  • Books That You Should Have During the Exam
  • Effective Study Techniques
  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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