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The State Board of Plumbing licenses and regulates those who provide or assist in providing plumbing and gas services in Maryland. As of October 1, 2000 the Board issues Natural Gas Fitter licenses to qualified individuals who are non-plumbers. Both of these types of licenses are required for work throughout the State except for Baltimore County and the areas served by Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). These 2 jurisdictions issue their own licenses and have their own Plumbing code. The State Plumbing Board also issues certificates to those qualified individuals, which are non-plumbers, to provide propane gas services throughout the entire state.

An Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to assist a Master Natural Gas Fitter in providing natural gas services while under the direction and control of a Master Natural Gas Fitter and in training to become a Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter.

An Apprentice Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to assist a Master Plumber or a holder of a Limited Master Plumber license in providing plumbing services under the direction and control of a Master Plumber or a hold of a Limited Master Plumber license and in training to become a Journeyman Plumber.

A Journeyman Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to provide plumbing services while under the direction and control of a Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license.

A Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to provide natural gas services while under the direction and control of a Master Natural Gas Fitters license.

A Master Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to provide natural gas services.

A Master Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to provide plumbing services and natural gas services. Master Plumber includes a Master Plumber Gas Fitter.

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  • Pre-approval from the testing company is required to sit for the examination. After the exam is passed, an application must be submitted to the State Board of Plumbing for final approval before a license is issued.
  • A Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license may not contract to provide plumbing services on behalf of the Master Plumber, holder of a Limited Master Plumber license, or another person who engages in the business of providing plumbing services unless the plumbing work of the Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license is covered by liability insurance including completed operations for bodily injury in the amount of at least $300,000 and for property damage in the amount of at least $100,000.
  • The insurance required may be bought by a Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license, or for a Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license by the person who engages in the business of providing plumbing services and employs the Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license.
  • The insurance requirement is not met for work that a Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license does outside the scope of employment for the person who carries the insurance. A Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license must give the Board notice of the cancellation of insurance at least 10 days before the effective date of the cancellation.
  • All Master Plumbers, Propane Gas Fitters, and Master Natural Gas Fitters who enter into contracts, obtain work permits, or allow their license to be used for the same must be: insured, have the words MD Licensed (Plumber/Certified Propane Gas Fitter/or Licensed Natural Gas Fitter) followed by the license/certification number on both sides of all vehicles, and have the words MD Licensed (Plumber/Certified Propane Gas Fitter/or Licensed Natural Gas Fitter) followed by the license/certification number on every printed audio, video, or computerized advertisement of any type, including all estimate forms, contract forms, and final statements of payment.
  • Experience Requirements:

  • An applicant for Master Plumber/Gas Fitter must have held a Journeyman license for 2 years, must have completed 3,700 hours of training under the direction and control of a licensed master plumber, and must pass a comprehensive written exam.
  • An applicant for Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter must have held an Apprentice license for at least 4 years, must have completed 7,500 hours of training under the control and direction of a licensed master plumber, must have completed 32 hours of training in backflow prevention device testing, and must pass a comprehensive written exam.
  • An applicant for Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter must be at least 16 years of age.
  • An applicant for Master Natural Gas Fitter must have a current Master Gas Fitter license from Baltimore city, Baltimore county, or WSSC OR until 10/1/2002 have at least 4 years of experience and have completed an approved training program, OR possess an HVACR Master or Master Restricted license, have at least 2 years of gas fitting experience as a Journeyman Gas Fitter under a Master Gas Fitter, Plumber or HVACR Master, who is found to be approved , and pass an exam.
  • An applicant for Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter must have a current Journeyman Gas Fitter license from Baltimore city, Baltimore county, or WSSC ORmust have acquired 3,750 working hours as an Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter over a period of at least 2 years under the direction and supervision of a license Master Gas Fitter or Master Plumber

    *Note: After 10/1/2001 Persons applying based upon experience will also be required to complete an approved training course and pass an exam.

  • An applicant for an Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter must be 16 years of age.
  • An applicant for Propane Gas Fitter certification must hold a current certification of completion of the National Propane Gas Association certified training program for distribution systems operations OR must hold a Gas Fitter license from a county or municipal corporation authorizing the person to provide gas services under a licensing program in existence prior to July 1, 1995 OR must demonstrate to the Board that the person’s qualifications are at least equivalent to the qualifications required by the National Propane Gas Association training program for distribution systems operations.

The State Board of Plumbing licenses and regulates those who provide or assist in providing plumbing and gas services in Maryland. As of October 1, 2000 the Board issues Natural Gas Fitter licenses to qualified individuals who are non-plumbers. Both of these types of licenses are required for work throughout the State except for Baltimore County and the areas served by Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). These 2 jurisdictions issue their own licenses and have their own Plumbing code. The State Plumbing Board also issues certificates to those qualified individuals, which are non-plumbers, to provide propane gas services throughout the entire state.

An Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to assist a Master Natural Gas Fitter in providing natural gas services while under the direction and control of a Master Natural Gas Fitter and in training to become a Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter.

An Apprentice Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to assist a Master Plumber or a holder of a Limited Master Plumber license in providing plumbing services under the direction and control of a Master Plumber or a hold of a Limited Master Plumber license and in training to become a Journeyman Plumber.

A Journeyman Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to provide plumbing services while under the direction and control of a Master Plumber or holder of a Limited Master Plumber license.

A Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to provide natural gas services while under the direction and control of a Master Natural Gas Fitters license.

A Master Natural Gas Fitter is one who is licensed by the Board to provide natural gas services.

A Master Plumber is one who is licensed by the Board to provide plumbing services and natural gas services. Master Plumber includes a Master Plumber Gas Fitter.

To apply, contact the Maryland Board of Plumbing at 1-410-230-6270.

  • The license fee for Master Plumber or Limited Master Plumber is $70.
  • The license fee for the Journeyman Plumber or Limited Journeyman Plumber is $35.
  • The license fee for Apprentice Plumber is $15.
  • The application fee for Propane Gas Fitter is $25, the fee for the certificate is $35.
  • The application fee for the Master Natural Gas Fitter is $50, the fee for the license is $70.
  • The application fee for the Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter is $25, the fee for the license is $35.
  • The Apprentice Natural Gas Fitter license fee is $15.

    There is no specific time frame for application processing with the Board. The Board meets the 3rd Thursday of each month. All licenses and certificates issued by the State Board of Plumbing expire 2 years from the date of issue.

     

  • Important Contacts

    To apply for a home improvement license, contact:

    Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
    Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
    500 N. Calvert St. Room 306
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410)230-6309

    To apply for an Electrical license contact:
    Board of Master Electricians
    410.230.6270
    410.333.6314 fax

    To apply for a Plumbing license contact:
    Board of Plumbers
    410.230.6270
    410.333.6314 fax

    To apply for a HVAC license, contact:
    Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contractors
    410.230.6270
    410.333.6314

    To register for an exam, contact:

    PSI Licensure: Certification
    Attn: Examination Registration MD HI
    3210 E Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (800) 733-9267
    (702)932-2666 Fax

    Maryland’s Board of Plumbing has a reciprocal agreement in place with Delaware. Also, the Board may issue a reciprocal license to plumbers who are currently licensed in Baltimore County or by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC).

    As of this time, Maryland has no continuing education for the Plumbing Classifications licenses.

    • The fee for the exam is $65 and a 75% is required to pass the exam for either the Master Plumber/Gas Fitter or the Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter.
    • The Maryland Master Plumber/Gas Fitter and Journeyman Plumber/Gas Fitter exams each have 100 questions and a time limit of 4 hours.

      Topics covered on the exam for the Master Plumber/Gas Fitter or Journeyman Plumber Gas Fitter include plumbing fundamentals and safety, materials, uses and specifications, traps, interceptors and backwater valves, plumbing fixtures, fixture fittings and plumbing appliances, water supply systems, backflow prevention, drain, waste and vent systems, special topics, gas appliances and piping, and plumbing mathematics.

    • The Maryland Master Natural Gas Fitter and Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter exams each have 40 questions and a time limit of 1.5 hours.
    • A 70% is required to pass the exam for either the Master Natural Gas Fitter or the Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter.

      Topics covered on the exam for Master Natural Gas Fitter or Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter includes general piping, pipe sizing/math, chimney and flues, combustion, and appliances.

    • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the testing company. You can contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

    American Contractors does not currently offer a seminar to prepare for the Maryland Plumbing contractor license exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.