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UTAH INDUSTRIAL PIPING CONTRACTOR SCOPE OF WORK COVERED: This license allows the fabrication and/or installation of pipes and piping for the conveyance or transmission of steam, gases, chemicals, and other substances including excavating, trenching, and back-filling related to such work.

PRE-APPROVAL: Applicants must gain approval to take the exam by submitting an application to the State Licensing Board.

BUSINESS AND LAW: All types of Contractors in the State of Utah must take a Business and Law Exam in addition to the trade exam required for each license.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of two years of full-time experience within the past 10 years.

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: On the license application, candidates will be required to show financial responsibility.

EXAM DETAILS: The exam is given by PSI. It is a semi open-book timed test with 80 questions and a 3-hour time limit. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $79 for the trade exam. (There is also a $79 testing fee for the Business Law Exam, look under that heading for additional details.) If an exam is failed, candidates must wait at least 30 days before retaking that exam. Three attempts are allowed for each exam. After three attempts, candidates must wait 6 months before retaking exam.

EXAM CONTENT: Process Piping Gas Piping Water Piping Materials Reading Drawings Excavation and Grading Safety

BOND / INSURANCE: Depending on the way a Contractor’s business is established, the State may require General Liability, Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance. The minimum General Liability Insurance is typically $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 in total.

LICENSING FEE: The Industrial Piping Contractor licensing fee is $210. To add an additional Specialty license the fee is $110. All licenses expire on November 30, every even numbered year. In order to renew this license, 6 hours of Continuing Education is required every two-year period. Three hours must be core education (Business and Law) and three hours trade education.

PROCESSING TIME: In-State applications will be processed in 1-2 weeks. Out-of-State applications will have to be reviewed by the Board, which meets once per month and can take 4-6 weeks to process.

RECIPROCITY: The state of Utah has reciprocity agreements with Arizona and Louisiana for this license.


Not all of the books listed under ‘Reference Materials’ on this page are allowed into the exam. The list below will explain which books are allowed into the exam room on test day.


NFPA 30- 03 - Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2003



International Plumbing Code, 2006

Utah Amendments to the International Plumbing Code, 2006 (This is a downloadable document, to view and print it simply click on the button.) "" target=_blank>Click Here To Download.

OSHA Title 29, Part 1926

OSHA Title 49, Parts 100 to 185 – Hazardous Materials and Oil Transportation

OSHA Title 49, Parts 186 to 199 – Transportation: Pipeline Safety

AWWA Standard for Installation of Ductile Iron Water Mains and their Appurtenances, C600-99, 1999

Excavation and Grading Handbook

Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe, 2002

 Modern Welding, 2000

NOTE: One of the references listed above is a downloadable document. It is not a free download. It can be purchased and printed by using the button after the title listed below.

OSHA CFR49, Parts 186-199 - Transportation: Pipeline Safety, 2004 "" target=_blank>Click Here To Download.

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