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Rhode Island Plumber License General FAQ

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.
  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Journeyperson Plumber
  • Master Plumber
  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
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

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

  • Information Last Updated: 02/2020
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