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North Dakota Plumber License General FAQ

Any person he installation, maintenance, extension, alteration, and removal of all piping, plumbing fixtures, plumbing appliances, and other appurtenances in connection with bringing water into, and using the same in buildings, and for removing liquids and water-carried wastes therefrom.


All applicants must meet the requirements of the North Dakota Administrative Code Chapter 62-02-01-01.

Applicants applying for a journeyman license must have four (4) years and 7600 hours of experience as an Apprentice Plumber working for a licensed Master Plumber.

Applicants applying for a master license must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age and have had two (2) years and 3400 hours of experience as a licensed Journeyman Plumber.

Applicants who are licensed in other states must verify proof of such license by a letter from the issuing licensing board/ agency. The letter must state: the type of license held, the date license was issued; whether or not the license was obtained by examination; the requirements of obtaining licensure; and the expiration date of the license held. A copy of the license is insufficient

Applicants who are not licensed in other states must accompany this application with written statements that are signed by the Master/Supervising Plumber. The statements must be notarized and include: dates of employment; number of hours worked during employment; and the extent of work performed during employment

Reciprocal applicants (Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota only) accompany this application with a Certificate of Endorsement from the state in which you are licensed. Disregard instructions #4 and #5 and include only the present employer on the Employment Record.

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North Dakota State Plumbing Board
1110 College Drive Suite 210
Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: 701-328-9977
Fax: 701-328-9979

  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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