Georgia Plumber Licensing FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about Georgia’s plumber licensing and continuing education

How to Get a Georgia Journeyman Plumber License

  1. Meet the experience and referral requirements:
    1. Minimum of 3 years primary or secondary experience
    2. Have at least 3 licensed plumbers attest to good character and experience
  2. Submit completed application & fee
  3. Submit a completed examination scheduling form & fee
  4. Pass the exam

How to Get a Georgia Master Plumber License

  1. Meet the experience and referral requirements:
    1. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in plumbing work*
    2. Have at least 3 licensed plumbers attest to good character and experience
  2. Submit completed application & fee
  3. Submit a completed examination scheduling form & fee
  4. Study for and pass the applicable exam

*Class I applicants must have at least 2 years primary experience
*Class II applicants’ experience must be in commercial or industrial plumbing

Georgia Plumber Renewal Requirements

Renewal Deadline: November 30th of even-numbered years

Continuing Education: Master and journeyman plumbers must complete 8 hours* per 24 month renewal cycle. 4 hours must be completed each year.

*Our courses are not currently approved for continuing education in Georgia

Getting Licensed

Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Georgia?

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

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Georgia?

  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Master Plumber Class I
  • Master Plumber Class II

Does Georgia have reciprocal licensing with other states?

The Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers does not reciprocate with any other states at this time.

What fees are associated with becoming a plumber in Georgia?

Journeyman

  • Exam: $223
  • Application: $30
  • Renewal: $35

Master I

  • Exam: $267
  • Application: $30
  • Renewal: $75

Master II

  • Exam: $267
  • Application: $30
  • Renewal: $75

What is primary or secondary experience?

Primary experience is typically considered work experience.

Secondary experience is typically considered training or education experience.

  • Completion of a diploma program from a technical school in Engineering Technology may be credited as no more than 2 years of secondary experience
  • Completion of a certificate program from a vocational-technical school may be credited as no more than 1 year of secondary experience

Renewing a License

When do I need to renew my Georgia plumbing license?

All plumbing licenses expire November 30th of even-numbered years.

How do I renew my plumbing license in Georgia?

A renewal email reminder is sent to all current licensees approximately 8 weeks prior to renewal.

Do I need continuing education to renew my plumbing license in Georgia?

Yes, master and journeyman plumbers are required to complete four hours of continuing education per year, for a total of eight hours per 24 month renewal cycle.

How do I get my journeyman plumbing license in Georgia?

  1. Meet the experience and referral requirements:
    1. Minimum of 3 years primary or secondary experience
    2. Have at least 3 licensed plumbers attest to good character and experience
  2. Submit completed application & fee
  3. Submit a completed examination scheduling form & fee
  4. Pass the exam

What fees are associated with becoming a journeyman plumber in Georgia?

  • Exam: $223
  • Application: $30

Renewal: $35

What can I expect from the Georgia journeyman plumbing exam?

5 hour time limit

70% correct is required to pass 100 Questions

How do I know if I passed the Georgia journeyman plumber exam?

You will receive your exam results immediately after completing the test.

How do I get my master plumbing license in Georgia?

Class I

  1. Meet the experience and referral requirements:
    1. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in plumbing work; at least 2 years must be primary experience
    2. Have at least 3 licensed plumbers attest to good character and experience
  2. Submit completed application & fee
  3. Submit a completed examination scheduling form & fee
  4. Pass the exam

Class II

  1. Meet the experience and referral requirements:
    1. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in plumbing work; at least 2 years must be Primary Experience
      1. Documented experience must be in commercial or industrial plumbing
    2. Have at least 3 licensed plumbers attest to good character and experience
  2. Submit completed application & fee
  3. Submit a completed examination scheduling form & fee
  4. Pass the exam

What fees are associated with becoming a master plumber in Georgia?

Master I

  • Exam: $267
  • Application: $30
  • Renewal: $75

Master II

  • Exam: $267
  • Application: $30
  • Renewal: $75

What can I expect from the Georgia master plumbing exam?

7 hour time limit

70% correct is required to pass

Class I: 80 Questions
Class II: 100 Questions

How do I know if I passed the Georgia master plumber exams?

You will receive your exam results immediately after completing the test.

What continuing education is required to renew my Georgia plumber license?

Master and journeyman plumbers are required to complete four hours of continuing education per year, for a total of eight hours per 24 month renewal cycle.

Are your continuing education courses approved for credit in the state of Georgia?

We are not currently approved to provide continuing education to plumbers in Georgia

What is professional development?

Things in the plumbing industry change often. As a professional in your trade it is important to keep your knowledge base up to date so you can make practical decisions for your business. Professional development courses are designed to help you improve your industry knowledge. Whether you are looking for information on new avenues to pursue in your business, wanting to brush up on best practices, or are just interested in learning about a particular topic: professional development is for you!

Is professional development the same as continuing education?

Professional development is different from continuing education. Continuing education courses are mandatory courses that your licensing body wants you to take in order to maintain your license.

State Construction Industry Licensing Board
Division of Master & Journeyman Plumbers
237 Coliseum Dr
Macon, GA 31217
(404) 656-2881
https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/40

PSI Exams
18000 W 105th St
Olathe, KS 66061
(855) 898-0711
http://schedule.psiexams.com

Once I order the course, how long before I can start?

You may begin immediately! Simply click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner on your desktop or in the upper-right menu on mobile. Once you’ve entered your login and password, you will be taken to your courses. Follow the instructions and enjoy!

Once I start an online course, will I be able to start and stop at any time?

Our courses are available online 24/7 and you are able to log in and log out at any time during the course. If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 10-15 minutes, simply log out. When you log back in, you will be able to re-enter the lesson you were last in.

How long do your continuing education courses take to complete?

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Each course lists a minimum number of credit hours required to complete the course.

How long do your exam prep courses take to complete?

This question really depends on your learning style and comfort level with the topics we cover. There is no set time for completing exam prep courses — you get to go at your own pace! Many plumbers like to re-watch materials, some like to just re-take the practice tests. Our recommendation is for you to go through the course as many times as you need to be comfortable with the material and any applicable reference books. The more familiar you are with the materials, the better you will do on your exam!

How long do I have the courses?

We allow up to 6 months for you to complete the courses. During the six months you have unlimited, 24/7 access. If you need additional time, please contact our offices to arrange an extension (please note: a fee may apply).

Are there tests in the courses?

This varies depending on whether the course is continuing education or exam prep.

There are no quizzes for continuing education courses in Michigan. All other states with continuing education require quizzes to check completion progress.

In exam prep courses there will be a short quiz at the end of each lesson and there is also a longer practice test at the end of each course. These quizzes and tests will help you practice taking an exam and identify areas you may wish to study more.

If I fail a practice test, do I have to take it again?

Practice tests are just that: for practice. You will have the opportunity to retake the practice tests until you do pass. The practice tests are there to help you get used to the process of using your reference materials and finding the correct answers during an exam. If you don’t pass on the first try, take the time to note what sections of the material you need to review.

Once I complete a course, can I still go back and review the lessons and quizzes?

You are able to review the lessons and quizzes at any time during the six months you’ll have access to the courses.

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