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How to get a Plumbing License in Utah

Are you interested in becoming a licensed plumber in the state of Utah? Obtaining your plumber’s license means new opportunities and a competitive salary in Utah’s plumbing industry.

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on how to become a licensed plumber in Utah. From journeyman plumbers to master plumbers, check out the steps you need to take in order to become licensed.

Plumbing Classifications in Utah

Utah has four plumbing license classifications:

Journeyman Plumber (JP)

A journeyman plumber is defined as a licensed individual with the required training, experience, technical knowledge, and qualifications to work in the plumbing industry.

Master Plumber (MP)

A master plumber is defined as a licensed person with the required training, experience, technical knowledge, and qualifications to supervise other individuals in the plumbing industry and organize and implement projects.

Residential Journeyman Plumber (RJP)

A residential journeyman plumber is defined as a licensed individual with the required training, experience, technical knowledge, and qualifications to work in the plumbing industry as limited to residential building plumbing.

Residential Master Plumber (RMP)

A residential master plumber is defined as a licensed person with the required training, experience, technical knowledge, and qualifications to supervise other individuals in the plumbing industry and organize and implement projects as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings.

How do I become a licensed journeyman plumber in Utah?

In order to become a licensed journeyman plumber in Utah, you must complete the following steps:

  • Meet Utah state requirements:
    • 576 hours of classroom instruction within a planned training program and 8,000 hours full-time work experience as an apprentice

OR

  • 16,000 hours of full-time work experience as an apprentice
  • Complete the Journeyman Plumber Application online or mail in a hard copy. Include the following:
    • official transcripts proving completion of an approved apprenticeship program
    • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 8,000 hours of required training as an apprentice OR
  • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 16,000 hours of required training as an apprentice.
  • Pay a $116 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Submit official verification and any supporting documentation required from answering “yes” on the Qualifying Questionnaire
  • Study for and pass Utah plumber’s written and practical exams. The exams required to become a journeyman plumber are the:
    • Utah JP Theory Exam
    • Utah Plumber Practical Exam

How do I become a licensed residential journeyman plumber in Utah?

  • Fulfill Utah state requirements:
    • 432 hours of classroom instruction within a planned training program as an apprentice and 6,000 hours of work experience over a minimum of six years
      OR
    • 12,000 hours of full-time work experience in a repair or maintenance trade with at least 9,000 of the required 12,000 hours specifically within the plumbing industry
  • Complete the Residential Journeyman Plumber Application either online or mail in a hard copy. Include the following:
    • official transcripts proving completion of an approved apprenticeship program
    • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 6,000 hours of required training as an apprentice.

OR

  • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 12,000 hours of required training as an apprentice.
  • Pay a $116 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Submit official verification and any supporting documentation required from answering “yes” on the Qualifying Questionnaire
  • Study for and pass Utah plumber’s written and practical exams. The exams required to become a residential journeyman plumber are the
    • Utah RJP Theory Exam
    • Utah Residential Plumber Practical Exam

How do I become a licensed master plumber in Utah?

  • Fulfill Utah state requirements:
    • 4,000 hours of work experience combined with at least 4,000 hours of supervisory experience as a licensed Journeyman Plumber
    • Must hold at least an associate of applied science degree or a similar degree, from an institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) approved institution
    • 2,000 hours experience under the supervision of a licensed Journeyman Plumber.
    • 12,000 hours of full-time work experience in a repair or maintenance trade with at least 9,000 of the required 12,000 hours specifically within the plumbing industry
  • Complete the Master Plumber Application online or mail in a hard copy. Include the following:
    • “Verification of Supervisory Plumbing Experience for Master Level Applicants” form
    • Verification that the required 4,000 hours of supervisory experience was met. Verification can be shown with K1 or W2 tax forms. 2,000 hours can be confirmed using transcripts showing an associate of applied science or equivalent from an accredited program.
  • Pay a $116 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Submit official verification and any supporting documentation required from answering “yes” on the Qualifying Questionnaire
  • Study for and pass Utah plumber’s written and practical exams. The exams required to become a master plumber are the:
    • Utah MP Theory Exam
    • Utah Plumber Practical Exam
    • It is important to note that master plumber applicants do not have to take the Plumber Practical Exam if they’ve already passed their journeyman plumber license.

How do I become a licensed residential master plumber in Utah?

  • Fulfill Utah state requirements:
    • 4,000 hours of work experience combined with at least 4,000 hours of supervisory experience as a licensed Residential Journeyman Plumber
    • Must hold at least an associate of applied science degree or a similar degree, from a Council for Higher Education (CHEA) recognized institution
    • At least 2,000 hours of supervisory experience as a licensed Residential Journeyman Plumber
  • Complete the Residential Master Plumber Application online or mail in a hard copy. Include the following:
    • official transcripts proving completion of an approved apprenticeship program
    • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 6,000 hours of required training as an apprentice.

OR

  • “Verification of Plumbing Experience” form reporting 12,000 hours of required training as an apprentice.
  • Pay a $116 non-refundable application processing fee
  • Submit official verification and any supporting documentation required from answering “yes” on the Qualifying Questionnaire
  • Study for and pass Utah plumber’s written and practical exams. The exams required to become a residential master plumber are the
    • Utah RMP Theory Exam
    • Utah Residential Plumber Practical Exam
    • Important note: It is not required for residential master plumbers to take the Utah Residential Plumber Practical if (1) they already passed it for their residential journeyman plumber license or (2) if they passed the Utah Plumber Practical Exam for their Utah journeyman plumber license or master plumber license already.

Plumbers License Examination Fees in Utah

Each license requires that you pass two separate exams, the theory and the practical. It costs $86 for the theory exam. To retake the theory exam the fee is $72. The fee for the practical exam is $100 for the first time and any retakes.

Plumbing Licensing Fees in Utah

The application fee is $116. To renew a license the fee is $63.

How do I schedule my plumbing license exam in Utah?

First, you must create an account at https://provexam.com.

You can take the exam online or in person at most college and university testing centers in Utah, or even throughout the US.

For all test sites and detailed plumbing licensing information, head here.

For out-of-state testing, you will need to reach out to Prov directly to schedule your test. The phone number is 877-228-3926.

Did I pass the Utah plumber exam?

Theory Exam: The state of Utah requires that you receive a 70% or higher on the theory exam. As soon as you complete the exam you will receive your score. In order to pass the examinations, you must receive a score of at least 70%. You will receive your score report immediately following the completion of the examination.

Practical Exam: Practical Exam scores are mailed within 15 days after the date you took the exam. Your score will be either a pass or fail grade. You are not able to receive results by phone for security purposes.

Does Utah require continuing education in order to renew a plumbing license?

Yes. Licensed plumbers are required to complete 12 hours of approved continuing education.

Who do I contact about a plumbing license in Utah?

For general plumbing licensing questions, call 801-530-6628 or toll-free 866-275-3675

Are there any training courses I can take in Utah?

Yes.  Check out this list of plumbing courses in Utah.

 

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