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Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Oregon?

Individuals must be licensed to perform any type of plumbing work.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Oregon?


How do I get a journeyman plumbing license in Oregon?

  1. Meet state requirements-Provide a Plumbing Experience Verification Form
    • Complete a 4-year apprenticeship program
    • Provide verified proof of at least 576 hours of acedemic classroom training in subjects listed in OAR 918-695-0030 AND provide verified proof of 3,850 hours lawful commercial AND 3,850 hours lawful residential on-the-job experience as an
      apprentice or journeyman plumber. Academic experience must meet the requirements of 918-695-0030(2)(b).
  2. Complete a Journeyman Plumber Application
  3. Pay the $100 non-refundable application processing fee
  4. After your application is approved the division will mail you a letter with details of how to schedule your exam.

What code is the Oregon plumbing test based on?

2017 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC)

What are the examination fees for a plumbing license in Oregon?


What does your Oregon 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 Oregon plumbing exams?

This exam is 4-hours, 64 questions, and open book. Upon approval, a list will be provided outlining approved exam material. You must score a 75% or higher to pass.

Is the Oregon Plumber exam open book?


Where can I take the Oregon plumbing exams?

Bend, Eugene, Hermiston, Klamath Falls, Ontario, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, White City, or Lincoln City

Does Oregon offer reciprocity for plumbing licenses?

Oregon has a reciprocal agreement with the following states.

Journeyman Plumbers (JP)

Who issues Oregon plumbing licenses?

Department of Consumer & Business Services Building Codes Division
1535 Edgewater St. NW, Salem, Oregon
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309-0404
Phone: (503) 373-1268 • Fax: (503) 378-2322

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  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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