Utah Plumbing Exams

The Utah Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden 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 Utah. 

Who Grants a License: Plumbing licenses are issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing .  

Procedures for Getting a License:  Candidates for the journeyman and master plumber licenses must take a two part exam to obtain a license.  The first part is a theory examination and the second part is a practical examination.  For detailed information about the exam, see the Candidate Information Bulletin.

How to apply: You can find the application online at Application

If using regular mail, send the completed application to:

     Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

     PO Box 146741

     Salt Lake City, UT  84114-6741

If using express mail, send the application to:

     Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

     160 East  300 South, 1st Floor Lobby

     Salt Lake City, UT   84111

 You must get preapproved before taking the exam.  You can register for the test at PSI Exams

For more information, call (801) 530-6628

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a Journeyman's License:   A candidate for journeyman plumber must submit documentation showing completion of an approved apprentice program and at least 8,000 hours of training under the supervision of a master or journeyman plumber in not less than 4 years.  If the candidate did not complete an approved apprentice program, the candidate must submit documentation showing at least 16,000 hours of training under the supervision of a master or journeyman plumber in at least 8 years

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a Residential Journeyman's License:   A candidate for residential journeyman plumber must submit documentation showing completion of an approved apprentice program and at least 6,000 hours of training under the supervision of a master, residential master, journeyman or residential journeyman plumber in not less than 3 years.  If the candidate did not complete an approved apprentice program, the candidate must submit documentation showing at least 12,000 hours of training under the supervision of a master, residential master, journeyman or residential journeyman plumber in at least 6 years

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a Master's License:     A candidate for master plumber must submit documentation showing at least 2 years of work as a licensed journeyman plumber and at least two years of supervisory experience as a journeyman plumber.   A year of supervisory experience may be granted for successful completion of an approved applied science education or certain higher education degree programs.

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a Residential Master's License:  A candidate for residential master plumber must submit documentation showing at least 2 years of work as a licensed residential journeyman plumber and at least two years of supervisory experience as a residential journeyman plumber.  

Test Content -  The exams have the following specifications.

Journeyman

                1.    Theory - 120 questions, open book with limited resources, 4 hours to complete,  70%  minimum passing score, with the following content and number of questions:

                Drainage and Waste - 15

                Indirect Waste - 5

                Water Supply Systems - 11

                Backflow Prevention - 4

                Roof Drains and Storm Drainage Systems - 6

                Plumbing Fixtures - 6

                General Knowledge and General Regs - 32

                Specialty Plumbing, Interceptors and Traps - 5

                Isometric Analysis - 10

                Fuel Gas - 11

                Septic and Sewer - 5

                Hydronics - 6

                Fire Sprinkler Systems - 4

                 2.    Practical - 3 projects, 3.5 hours to complete, 70% minimum score to pass, with the following content with number of points:

                Copper Brazing - 34 points

                Plastic Assembly - 33 points

                Copper Assembly - 33 points

 Residential Journeyman

             1. Theory - 120 questions, open book with limited resources, 4 hours to complete, 70% minimum passing score, with the following content and number of questions:

                 Drainage and Waste - 20

                Water Supply Systems - 11

                Backflow Prevention - 4

                Roof Drains and Storm Drainage Systems - 6

                Plumbing Fixtures - 6

                General Knowledge and General Regs - 32

                Specialty Plumbing, Interceptors and Traps - 5

                Isometric Analysis - 10

                Fuel Gas - 11

                Septic and Sewer - 5

                Hydronics - 4

                Fire Sprinkler Systems - 6

                 2.    Practical - 2 projects, 2.5 hours to complete, 70% minimum score to pass, with the following content with number of points:

                 Plastic Assembly - 33 points

                Copper Assembly - 33 points

Master

               1. Theory - 120 questions, open book with limited resources, 4 hours to complete, 70% minimum passing score, with the following content and number of questions:

                 Business Management - 50

                Project Supervision - 25

                Trade Knowledge - 45

                2.    Practical - 3 projects, 3.5 hours to complete, 70% minimum score to pass, with the following content with number of points:

                Copper Brazing - 34 points

                Plastic Assembly - 33 points

                Copper Assembly - 33 points

 If you have previously passed the practical examination for the journeyman license, you do not have to take the master practical exam.

Residential Master

               1. Theory - 120 questions, open book with limited resources, 4 hours to complete, (84) 70% minimum passing score, with the following content and number of questions:

                 Business Management - 50

                Project Supervision - 25

                Trade Knowledge - 45

                 2.   Practical - 3 projects, 3.5 hours to complete, 70% minimum score to pass, with the following content with number of points:

                 Copper Brazing - 34 points

                Plastic Assembly - 33 points

                Copper Assembly - 33 points

If you have previously passed the practical examination for the residential journeyman or journeyman license, you do not have to take the residential master practical exam.

Who Administers the Exam:  PSI

Fees:   There are fees to take the test.

License renewal:  Licenses must be renewed every two years.  Plumbers must complete at least 12 hours of continuing education during the 2 year term to renew a license.

Applicable Code:   Utah has adopted the International Plumbing Code established by the International Code Council.

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