The Ohio Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more. Whether you live in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:
Need of a License: A plumber needs a license to work as a contractor in Ohio.
Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB).
Procedures for Getting a License: A candidate for a plumbing contractor license must take and pass a business and law exam, as well as a trade-specific exam. The test is 4 hours long . It is an open book exam and highlighting is permitted but no writing is allowed in the reference that is used. Detailed information about the test is provided in a candidate bulletin.
Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License: A candidate must meet experience and education requirements to take the test. Candidates must also carry contractor's liability insurance above a minimum level and go through a federal and state background check.
Test Content: The plumbing test has 100 questions and you must get at least a 70% score to pass. The test has the following content and number of questions:
General Knowledge - 8
General Regulations - 20
Plumbing Fixtures - 6
Water Supply Systems - 10
Drainage, Waste and Sanitary Vents - 24
Indirect Waste - 4
Roof Drain Piping - 3
Specialty Plumbing - 5
Isometric Analysis - 20
Who Administers the Test: PSI Exams Online
How to Apply for the Test: You can download and print out the test application packet at Application. The application must be notarized. Mail the completed application to:
Ohio Department of Commerce
Department of Commerce, OCILB
6606 Tussing Road
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
You must be approved by the OCILB to take the exam.
Fees: There are fees to take the test.
License Renewal: Licenses must be renewed every year. Plumbers must complete 10 hours of approved continuing education to renew a license.
Applicable Code: Ohio has adopted the International Plumbing Code developed by the International Code Council.
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