Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in North Dakota?

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.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in North Dakota?

Journeyman
Master

How do I get a journeyman plumbing license in North Dakota?

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.

What code is the North Dakota plumbing test based on?

2009 Uniform Plumbing Code
North Dakota State Plumbing Board Laws, Rules and Plumbing Installation Standards of North Dakota

What are the examination fees for a plumbing license in North Dakota?

Master Exam - $200 (Application/Exam Fee- $35 & License Fee- $165)
Journeyman Exam - $100 (Application/Exam Fee- $25 & License Fee- $25)

What does your North Dakota plumber exam prep cover?

  • Administration
  • Definitions
  • General Regulations
  • Plumbing Math
  • Fixtures, Faucets, and Fixture Fittings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Supply and Distribution
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Vents
  • Traps, Interceptors, and Separators
  • Storm Drainage
  • Appendices
  • Hands-On Practical Application

What can I expect from the North Dakota plumbing exams?

North Dakota Master Exam
The exam consists of four parts.  Part one is closed book and contains 100 multiple choice questions.  Parts two, three and four are open book and contain 40 completion questions; a water pipe sizing completion; and a drain, waste and vent with fixture units completion.  Five hours are allowed to complete the exam.  If an exam is failed a six month waiting period is required to re-test.  You will need to bring your UPC Code Book, the Laws, Rules and Plumbing Installation Standards of North Dakota (green book) and a calculator the day of the exam.

North Dakota Journeyman Exam
The exam consists of five parts.  Parts one and two are closed book and contain 100 multiple choice questions; and a drain, water and vent pipe sizing completion.  Parts three, four and five are open book and contain 40 completion questions; a water pipe sizing completion; and a drain, waste and vent with fixture units completion.  Five hours are allowed to complete the exam.  If an exam is failed a six month waiting period is required to re-test.  You will need to bring your UPC Code Book, the Laws, Rules and Plumbing Installation Standards of North Dakota (green book) and a calculator the day of the exam.

The North Dakota State Plumbing Board has omitted the following:  
Chapters 5, 12, 13 & 15
Appendix F & K

Is the North Dakota Plumber exam open book?

Sections of the exam are open book, others are not.

Where can I take the North Dakota plumbing exams?

Bismarck, Grand Forks, Fargo

What should I bring to the North Dakota plumber exams?

You will need to bring your UPC Code Book, the Laws, Rules and Plumbing Installation Standards of North Dakota (green book) and a calculator the day of the exam.

Who issues North Dakota plumbing licenses?

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

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

Useful links:
Master Plumber Application
Journeyman Plumber Application
Apprentice Plumber Application

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