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North Carolina Plumber License General FAQ
Individuals must be licensed to perform any type of plumbing work without a licensed supervisor.
- P-I (Plumbing-Class I) Contractor: Potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems in any building (residential, commercial, industrial).
- P-II (Plumbing-Class II) Contractor: Potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems in single-family detached dwellings only.
- RLP (Restricted Limited Plumbing) Contractor: Exterior building sewer piping, exterior water service piping 2" or less, exterior backflow preventers on 2" or less piping, water filtration systems.
- SLGT-P (State & Local Government Technician – Plumbing): Potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems. Must be an employee of a state or local government. This is not a contracting license.
- Obtain a copy of the Board's Laws and Rules book.
- Meet state requirements
- You must have 2 years or a total of 4,000 hours of experience to take the exams. At least 2,000 of these hours must consist of hands-on work in installation, layout, and design.
- Complete an examination application & pay the $100 exam fee
- Include a criminal background report from CastleBranch.com
- Pass the state exams - study with online exam prep!
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- Estimating and Bidding
- Business Organization
- Risk Management
- Project Management
- Employee Management
- Financial management
- OSHA Safety
- Administration, Scope, 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
- Isometric Theory
- Hands-on-Practical Application
- International Fuel Gas Code
- Copper Projects
- Practice Tests
- An overview on reading and understanding the ProV Bulletin
- A list of books you should have during the exam
- A guide to studying effectively
North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609