Arkansas Plumbing Exam

The Arkansas Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Jonesboro 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 Arkansas.  Plumbing contractors on projects over $20,000 also need a license.

Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Contractor's Licensing Board.

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:  A candidate for journeyman plumber must have at least 4  years of experience or its equivalent.  A candidate for master plumber must have at least 5 years of experience and have held the journeyman plumber license for at least one year.

Procedures for Getting a License:   A candidate for a journeyman or master plumbing license must take and pass an exam.   Information about the exam and fees can be found online in a DOH publication covering the rules and regulations pertaining to plumbers.  

Plumbing contractors on projects over $20,000 must also take and pass an exam.  Information about the exam can be found online at the  Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board. See the candidate information bulletin.

Test Content:   The tests have the following content and specifications:

Journeyman and Master -  100 questions,  3 hour time limit, open book, 70 % needed to pass

Contractor - business and law exam, 50 questions, 2 hours to complete, open book, with such subjects as project management, OSHA, recordkeeping and lien laws.  70% needed to pass.

Who Administers the Test:  Prometric

How to Apply for the Test:  To apply for the journeyman, master or contractor exam, contact Prometric or call (800) 864-5309.

Fees:  There are fees to take the test.

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

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

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