Arizona Plumbing Exams

The Arizona Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:

Need of a License:  A plumber needs a contractor's license to work in Arizona.  

Who Grants a License:  The plumbing trade is regulated by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.

Procedures for Getting a License:  A candidate for a plumbing contractor license must take and pass an exam covering business and trade knowledge unless a waiver is available.  Detailed information about the test is provided in a Candidate Information Bulletin.  

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:  A candidate must have at least 4 years of verifiable work experience to take the exam.

Who Administers the Test:  PSI Exams

How to Apply for the Test:  You can register to take the exam online at PSI Exams or by calling 1-888-733-9267. 

Test Content:  The Business Management part of the exam consists of 80 questions and the candidate is given 180 minutes to complete the test.  A score of 70% is needed to pass.  The exam will have the following content and number of questions:

     Business Management - 6

     Licensing Laws and Rules - 6

     Estimating and Bidding - 10

     Contracts and Agreements - 10

     Project Management - 10

     Insurance and Bonding - 6

     Safety, Record Keeping and Reporting -  5

     Labor Laws and Employment Regulations - 6

     Financial Management - 8

     Tax Laws - 5

     Liens - 4

     Environmental Laws and Regulations - 4

Fees:  There are fees to take the test.

License Renewal:  Licenses must be renewed every two years.  There is no continuing education requirement.

Applicable Code:  Arizona has adopted the International Plumbing Code developed by the International Code Council.

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