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Rhode Island Plumber License General FAQ

Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Rhode Island?

Anyone who:

  • Assembles pipe sections, tubing, and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing, and welding equipment.
  • Cuts openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
  • Fills pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Hangs steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
  • Installs pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.
What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Rhode Island?
  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Journeyperson Plumber
  • Master Plumber
How do I get my plumbing license in Rhode Island?
  1. Meet State requirements
    • Hold a Journeyman Plumber License for at least 5 years.
  2. Submit an application with the fee of $75
  3. Pass the Rhode Island Master Plumber Exam - Start with exam prep
What does your Rhode Island plumber exam prep cover?
Master & Journeyman
  • 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 Test
Master Plumber
  • Master Plumber Isometrics
Bonus Materials - Journeyman & Master
  • Reading and Understanding the Bulletin
  • Books That You Should Have During the Exam
  • Effective Study Techniques
Who issues Rhode Island plumbing licenses?

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Division of Workforce Regulation and Safety Professional Regulation
Unit 1511 Pontiac Avenue,
PO Box 20247
Cranston, RI 02920-0943
Phone (401) 462-8580
Fax (401) 462-8528

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