The Texas Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more. Whether you live in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio 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 Texas.
Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.
Procedures for Getting a License: A candidate for a journeyman or master plumbing license must take and pass an exam. For detailed information about the exams, see the Examination Review Courses:
Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:
Journeyman - A candidate for journeyman plumber must have 8,000 hours of experience working under the supervision of a master plumber while registered as a plumber apprentice or a tradesman plumber-limited. The candidate must also complete 48 hours of classroom training approved by the Board unless the candidate is enrolled in or has completed an apprentice program.
Master - A candidate for master plumber must have worked as a journeyman plumber for at least 4 years or worked as a journeyman for at least 1 year and completed a training program approved by the US Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship or another nationally recognized apprentice training program.
Test Content: The journeyman and master exams have the following content and specifications:
Journeyman - 90 multiple choice questions, hands-on shop work and a design project of a two story drainage and vent system.
Master - 210 multiple choice questions, 1 Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing chart, 1 water pipe sizing chart, 1 gas fueled appliance vent sizing chart, 1 drainage system pipe sizing chart and design of a 3 story sanitary drainage and vent system for 16 plumbing fixtures.
How to Apply for the Test: The applications for journeyman and master plumbing licenses can be found online:
An application for a journeyman or master plumbing license must be submitted to the following address:
Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
PO Box 4200
Austin, TX 78765
For more information call (512) 936-5200.
Fees: There are fees to take the test.
Who Administers the Test: Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
License renewal: Licenses must be renewed every year. There is a continuing education requirement.
Applicable Code: Texas has adopted the International Plumbing Code developed by the International Code Council.
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