Alabama Plumbing Exam

The Alabama Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham 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 Alabama.  

Who Grants a License: The plumbing trade is regulated by the Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board.

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

How to Apply for the Test:  To apply to take the journeyman or master plumber exams, contact the following:

     Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board

     11 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 104

     Birmingham, AL  35209

For more information call (205) 945-4857.

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

     Journeyman - 70 questions, 3 hours in duration, open book

     Master -  100 questions, 4 hours in duration, open book

Fees:  There are fees to take the test.

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:  A candidate for journeyman plumber must have at least 2 years registered as an apprentice or completed a Board approved apprentice training program.    A candidate for master plumber must have had a journeyman plumbing license for at least 1 year.   

Who Administers the Test:  Professional Testing Inc.

License Renewal:  Licenses must be renewed each year by December 31st.  There is no continuing education requirement.

Applicable Code:  Alabama follows the International Plumbing Code established by the International Code Council.

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Journeyman Plumbing Test Guide

Master Plumbing Test Guide

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