Louisiana Plumbing Exams

The Louisiana Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport 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 Louisiana.  

Who Grants a License:  The plumbing trade is regulated by the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana (SPBLA).

Procedures for Getting a License:    A candidate must take an exam to obtain either a journeyman or master plumbing license.   

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:  A candidate for journeyman plumber must have at least 5 years or 8,000 hours of full-time experience in the plumbing trade and have 3 currently licensed plumbers, who have known the candidate, sign the candidate's application.  A candidate for master plumber must hold a journeyman plumbing license or a current restricted master plumbing license or a Louisiana Professional Engineers license with 5 years experience in the plumbing trade.

How to Apply for the Test: Candidates for the plumbing exam will find all applicable forms at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana Forms page.

Return the application and other documents to:

     State Plumbing Board of Louisiana

     12497 Airline Highway

     Baton Rouge, LA 70817 

For more information call (225) 756-3434.

Test Content:  The journeyman and master exams have the following content and specifications:

Journeyman - 80 questions, 3 hours, open book with Louisiana Plumbing Code

Master -  

     Part I - 80 multiple choice questions on General Plumbing Knowledge - 3 hours

     Part II - 25 multiple choice questions on Practical Plumbing Knowledge - 2 hours

     Part III - 40 multiple choice questions on Business Law and Knowledge - 2 hours

The Master Plumber exams are open book with Sanitary Code, LA plumbing code and Master Plumber Guide to Business, Law and Project Management - references can be highlighted and tagged only.

Fees: There are fees to take the test.

Who Administers the test:  SPBLA and the National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corporation

License Renewal: Licenses must be renewed every year.    As a condition of license renewal, plumbers must fulfill the following board approved continuing education requirement each year:

  • Journeyman Plumbers – 4 hours
  • Master Plumbers – 6 hours

Applicable Code:  Louisiana follows the Louisiana State Plumbing Code. 

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For more information on licensing and exam preparation, go to Tests.com’s

Journeyman Plumbing Test Guide

Master Plumbing Test Guide

And take Tests.com’s Plumbing Practice Test.

For plumbing exam preparation products and services, such as study guides, practice tests, flashcards and courses, go to Tests.com’s Journeyman Plumber Exam and Master Plumber Exam listings.

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