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North Carolina Plumbing Technicican

  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.

  • To be eligible to take the Plumbing Technician examination, am applicant must have 18 months (3,000 hrs) on-site fill-time experience on the installation, maintenance, service, or repair of plumbing systems related to the category for which the license is sought, whether or not license was required for the work performed.  Up to one-half (1,500 hours) (34 quarter hours or 23 semester hours) of the experience requirement may be in academic or technical training directly related to the field of endeavor for which the examination is requested.


    There are no State mandated minimum financial, bonding, or insurance requirements for this license at this time.

    (Plumbing) Technician: Potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems. Must be a sub-licensee of a licensed plumbing contractor. This is not a contracting license.   

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    Required Books 

    The references listed below are necessary to prepare for the examination and will NOT be available at the testing site. As of 08/01/17 Candidates must provide their own reference materials.

    Reference materials must be hardback or soft-cover (no loose-leaf).  References can be highlighted but may only be tabbed with tabs manufactured or provided by the publisher. 

    The references listed below are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

    *There is an additional downloadable document: North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 87, Article 2, 21 North Carolina Administrative Code Chapter 50.

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • To be eligible to take the Plumbing Technician examination, am applicant must have 18 months (3,000 hrs) on-site fill-time experience on the installation, maintenance, service, or repair of plumbing systems related to the category for which the license is sought, whether or not license was required for the work performed.  Up to one-half (1,500 hours) (34 quarter hours or 23 semester hours) of the experience requirement may be in academic or technical training directly related to the field of endeavor for which the examination is requested.

    There are no State mandated minimum financial, bonding, or insurance requirements for this license at this time.

    (Plumbing) Technician: Potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems. Must be a sub-licensee of a licensed plumbing contractor. This is not a contracting license.   

    To apply, contact North Carolina State Board of Examiners for Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler contractors at 1-919-875-3612.

    The fee for the application is $25 and the licensing fee for initial license and for renewal is $125.Applications will be processed in 2 to 4 weeks from the time they are received.

    All licenses expire on the last day of December in each year following their issuance or renewal.

    North Carolina does not have reciprocity for this license.
    North Carolina requires 6 hours of approved continuing education every year as a condition of license renewal. Continuing education hours must be completed prior to your license expiration each year. 4 hours of continuing education must be on the current code related to your license and 2 hours must be on a subject related to plumbing.
  • The fee for the exam is $100 ($25 application fee and $75 for the exam).
  • The Plumbing Class 1 exam has 150 questions with a time limit of 4 hours. 
  •  As of August 1, 2017 Candidates shall be required to bring all of their own books and materials to the exam. 
  •  The exam is designed to test the applicant’s knowledge concerning the analysis of plans and specifications, estimating costs, fundamentals of installation and design, codes, fire hazards, and related subjects as they pertain to heating.
  • An applicant has 30 days to take the exam once approval has been given.
  • To schedule your exam after obtaining approval, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.
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    American Contractors offers the reference materials to prepare for the North Carolina Plumbing Technician exam. We currently do not offer a class. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910