The Michigan Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more. Whether you live in Detriot, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:
Need of a License: A journey and master plumber needs a license to work in Michigan.
Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).
Procedures for Getting a License: A candidate for a journey plumbing license must take and pass an exam consisting of a copper practical, isometric workbook practical and written questions. Detailed information about the test is provided in a journeyman plumber candidate information sheet.
A candidate for a master plumbing license must take and pass an exam consisting of a material take off practical, building chart practical and written questions. Detailed information about the test is provided in a master plumber candidate information sheet.
Qualifications to take the Journeyman Exam and receive a License - A candidate for a journeyman plumbing license must have at least 6,000 hours of experience gained over not less than 3 years as a registered apprentice plumber in the practical installation of plumbing under the supervision of a master plumber.
Qualifications to take the Master Exam and receive a License: A candidate for a master plumber license must have at least 4,000 hours of experience gained over not less than 2 years as a journey plumber.
Test Content: The written part of the journeyman and master plumbing tests hves 100 multiple-choice questions and a candidate must get at least a 70% score to pass. The tests have the following content and number of questions:
Who Administers the Test: LARA
Mail the completed application to:
Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
Bureau of Construction Codes/Plumbing Division
P.O. Box 30255
Lansing, MI 48909
Fees: There are fees to take the test.
License Renewal: Licenses must be renewed every three years. There is a continuing education requirement if the plumbing code is changed or updated during the previous year.
Applicable Code: Michigan has adopted the International Plumbing Code developed by the International Code Council.
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