The Maine Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more. Whether you live in Bangor, Portland, Waterville or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:
Need of a License: A plumbing license is required for any person, partnership, corporation or other entity that is engaged in plumbing or performing plumbing installations in Maine.
Who Grants a License: Plumbers are regulated by the Maine Office of Licensing and Registration and the Plumbers Examining Board.
Procedures for Getting a License: Candidates for a journeyman and a master plumbing license must take an exam. The exams are closed book. The passing grade on the master examination is 75% and on the journeyman exam 70%. For more detailed information about the tests, see the Candidate Information Bulletin.
Qualifications to take the Journeyman Exam and receive a License: A candidate must have at least 2 years of experience with 4,000 hours of work in the field of plumbing as a licensed trainee under the supervision of a master plumber to qualify to take the test. Alternatively, a candidate can qualify with at least 2,000 hours of work as a journeyman-in-training under the supervision of a licensed mater plumber as long as the work experience is obtained within 4 years of being issued the journeyman-in-training license. Educational credit may be given if the candidate has at least 1 year of practical experience.
Qualifications to take the Master Exam and receive a License: A candidate must have at least 2,000 of hours of work in the field of plumbing installations as a journeyman plumber or a minimum of at least 4 years with 8,000 hours of work in the field of plumbing installations as a trainee plumber under the supervision of a master plumber.
Content of the Test: Journeyman and master exams are each composed of 100 questions and the candidate is give 3 hours to complete the tests. The content of the exams is as follows with the following number of questions:
General Knowledge - 18
General Regulation - 18
Plumbing Fixtures - 10
Water Supply Systems - 12
Drainage, Waste and Sanitary Vents - 18
Indirect Waste - 4
Roof Drain Piping - 3
Specialty Plumbing - 5
Isometric Analysis - 12
Who Administers the Test: Prometric
How to Apply for the Test: You can register to take the journeyman or master exam by submitting the Individual License Application to the following address:
Office of Licensing and Registration
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
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: Maine has adopted the Maine Internal Plumbing Code.
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