Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Indiana?

It is unlawful to act in the capacity of a plumbing contractor or journeyman plumber without a license.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Indiana?

  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Plumbing Contractor

How do I get my Journeyman license in Indiana?

  1. Meet state requirements
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold at least 4 years of experience in an apprenticeship program or be a licensed plumber in another state
  2. Complete a Journeyman Plumber application
    • Send in original photograph-passport size-attached to application
    • Application Payment
    • Approved school sponsor signature and current/active plumbing license
    • Application affirmation section signed and dated
  3. Pay the application fee: Odd Years - $15 | Even Years - $30
  4. Once you've been approved by the IPC you may schedule your exam:  www.2Prove.com or 866-720-7768
  5. Pass the Journeyman Plumber exam - Study with online exam prep!

How do I get my Plumbing Contractor license in Indiana?

  1. Meet state requirements
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Hold at least 4 years of experience in an apprenticeship program, be a licensed plumber in another state or four years in the plumbing business under the direction of a licensed plumbing contractor.
  2. Complete a Plumbing Contractor application
    • Send in original photograph-passport size-attached to applicationApplication Payment
    • Approved school sponsor signature and current/active plumbing license
    • Application affirmation section signed and dated
  3. Pay the application fee: Odd Years - $15 | Even Years - $30
  4. Once you've been approved by the IPC you may schedule your exam:  www.2Prove.com or 866-720-7768
  5. Pass the Plumbing Contractor exam - Study with online exam prep!

What is the application fee to file as an Indiana Journeyman or Plumbing Contractor?

  • Odd year issuance - $15
  • Even year issuance - $30

What are the exam fees for Indiana plumbing contractors?

$138

What can I expect from the Indiana Journeyman Plumber exam?

Number of Questions: 90-Multiple Choice
Time Allowed:
 3 Hours
Amount Correct to Pass:  70%

  • 8 Questions - Developed Length/Isometric Analysis
  • 10 Questions - Fixtures
  • 7 Questions - General Requirements
  • 6 Questions - Indiana Business
  • 15 Questions - Sanitary Drainage
  • 6 Questions - Storm Water Systems
  • 17 Questions - Vents
  • 7 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 14 Questions - Water Supply and Distribution

What can I expect from the Indiana Plumbing Contractor exam?

Number of Questions: 90-Multiple Choice
Time Allowed:
 3 Hours
Amount Correct to Pass:  70%

  • 10 Questions - Developed Length/Isometric Analysis
  • 10 Questions - Fixtures
  • 9 Questions - General Requirements
  • 14 Questions - Indiana Business
  • 13 Questions - Sanitary Drainage
  • 4 Questions - Storm Water Systems
  • 13 Questions - Vents
  • 5 Questions - Water Heaters
  • 12 Questions - Water Supply and Distribution

What can I expect from your Indiana Journeyman & Plumbing Contractor exam prep?

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
  • 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

Business Law for Contractors

  • Business Organization
  • Contracts
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Financial Management
  • Labor Law
  • Licensing
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Safety--OSHA
  • Tax Law

Bonus Materials

  • Reading and Understanding the ProV Bulletin
  • Books That You Should Have During the Exam
  • Effective Study Techniques

Is the Indiana plumber exam open book?

Yes, you can bring the following references:

  • 2006 International Plumbing Code, 2nd printing, Indiana Edition
  • 2012 Indiana Amendments (675 IAC 16-1.4)
  • Indiana Business and Law Study Guide for Contractors­­­

What should I bring to the Indiana plumber exams?

  • Current & valid proof of identity
  • Only simple 4-function calculators are permitted. PDAs, cell phones or other special calculators (i.e. ElectriCalc, etc.) are NOT permitted.
  • Approved References. (See information below).
  • Highlighting

What not to bring:

  • Cameras, recorders, cell phones, and other communication devices
  • Handwritten notes are NOT allowed in any portion of a reference book.
  • Moveable tabs are NEVER permitted in a reference book.
  • A reference book CANNOT contain Post-it notes.
  • Photocopied documents CANNOT be added to a reference book.
  • Photocopied versions of a reference are only allowed when listed as permitted in the exam description. Prov asks that candidates leave all unauthorized materials in their vehicle. If candidates are caught using unauthorized materials during testing, these materials will be confiscated, their testing will be terminated with fees forfeited, and the Board will be notified of their actions

During the testing process candidates must not:

  • Share reference materials during testing
  • Highlight, underline, mark or write any kind of information in their reference materials during testing.

Where can I take the Indiana plumber exam?

Indiana Purdue University, Fort Wayne
2101 Coliseum Blvd.
East Kettler Hall, Room 232
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Purdue University Calumet
2200 169th St Lawshe
118 Hammond, IN 46323

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
801 West Michigan Street Business/SPEA Building
Room BS 3000
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Harrison College, Lafayette
4705 Meijer Court Room 101
Lafayette, IN 47905

Harrison College – Muncie
411 West Riggin Road
Muncie, IN 47303

Indiana University
Southeast 4201 Grant Line Rd Student Development Center
Room 203
New Albany, IN 47150

Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue Administration
Building 128
South Bend, IN 46634

Harrison College Terre Haute
1378 S State Road 46 Library Terre
Haute, IN 47803

Does Indiana offer reciprocity for plumbing licenses?

Reciprocity is not available for journeyman and contractor plumbers Instead, you must present an application and pay the fee. Then the application goes before the board. If the board approved you must take the exam and pass.

Is there any way to be waived from the Indiana plumbing exam?

No.

How do I renew my Indiana plumber license?

Renewal notices are sent approximately ninety days prior to the expiration date. License holders with valid email addresses on file will be emailed the renewal notice, or they will be mailed to the address of record with the Commission.

Online renewals are available 24/7.

What are the renewal fees for my Indiana plumber license?

Plumbing Contractor: $100

Do I need continuing education to maintain my Indiana plumber?

Indiana does not require continuing education to maintain a plumber’s license.

How often do I have to renew my Indiana plumber license?

The renewal cycle is every two years.

Who issues the Indiana plumbing license?

Indiana Plumbing Commission
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: (317)233-8800
email: pla14pla.in.gov
www.in.gov/pla/plumbing.htm

Useful Links

Indiana ProV Candidate Bulletin

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