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Tennessee Plumber License General FAQ

Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Tennessee?

Licensing differs by the municipality. Limited License Plumber is the statewide license. However, many local jurisdictions require separate licensing using the International Code Council Exam. Check with your local jurisdiction to determine your licensing needs.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Tennessee?
  • Apprentice Plumber
  • Journeyman Plumber
  • Master Plumber
  • Limited License Plumber
How do I get my plumbing license in Tennessee?
  1. Meet state requirements
    1. You must have one year of plumbing experience
  2. Pass the LLP Plumbing exam – Use this online video prep to help you pass!
  3. Complete a Limited Licensed Plumber Application
  4. Pay the $75 application fee
Journeyman & Master

Check with your local municipality.

What does your Tennessee plumber exam prep cover?
  • OSHA
  • IPC Chapter 1 - Administration, Scope and Intent/Purpose
  • IPC Chapter 2 - Definitions and Symbols
  • Plumbing Math
  • IPC Chapter 3 - General Regulations
  • IPC Chapter 4 - Fixtures, Faucets, and Fixture Fittings
  • IPC Chapter 5 - Water Heaters
  • IPC Chapter 6 - Water Supply and Distribution
  • IPC Chapter 7 - Sanitary Drainage
  • IPC Chapter 8 - Indirect and Special Waste
  • IPC Chapter 9 - Vents
  • IPC Chapter 10 - Traps, Interceptors and Separators
  • IPC Chapter 11 - Storm Drainage
  • IPC Chapter 13 - Nonpotable Water Systems
  • IPC Chapter 14 - Subsurface Landscape Irrigation Systems
  • Appendix E
  • Isometrics
  • Private Sewage Systems
  • International Fuel Gas Code
  • Hands-On Practical Application
  • Master Plumber Isometrics
  • Practice Tests
Who issues Tennessee plumbing licenses?

Department of Commerce and Insurance
James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243-0565
(615) 741-2241

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