The Arkansas Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more. Whether you live in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:
Need of a License: Journeyman and master plumbers need a license to work in Arkansas. Plumbing contractors on projects over $20,000 also need a license.
Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Contractor's Licensing Board.
Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License: A candidate for journeyman plumber must have at least 4 years of experience or its equivalent. A candidate for master plumber must have at least 5 years of experience and have held the journeyman plumber license for at least one year.
Procedures for Getting a License: A candidate for a journeyman or master plumbing license must take and pass an exam. Information about the exam and fees can be found online in a DOH publication covering the rules and regulations pertaining to plumbers.
Plumbing contractors on projects over $20,000 must also take and pass an exam. Information about the exam can be found online at the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board. See the candidate information bulletin.
Test Content: The tests have the following content and specifications:
Journeyman and Master - 100 questions, 3 hour time limit, open book, 70 % needed to pass
Contractor - business and law exam, 50 questions, 2 hours to complete, open book, with such subjects as project management, OSHA, recordkeeping and lien laws. 70% needed to pass.
Who Administers the Test: Prometric
How to Apply for the Test: To apply for the journeyman, master or contractor exam, contact Prometric or call (800) 864-5309.
Fees: There are fees to take the test.
License Renewal: Licenses must be renewed every year. There is no continuing education requirement.
Applicable Code: Arkansas follows the International Plumbing Code established by the International Code Council.
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