Professional Licensure

Plumbing

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Brenda Harris
Workforce Training Director
919-209-2595
bkharris1@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

Students will receive 72.5 hours of NCCER Core a prerequisite for completion of all NCCER credentials. NCCER Plumbing Level 1 Certificate will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Plumbing Licensure requirements vary by state and other individual factors; credentials, training, job experience, criminal history, and military experience. Student applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licensure exams for plumbers and related fields vary throughout the United States and are not standardized. Currently, a few states do not require plumbers to be licensed. These states include Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming. All other states require plumbers to be licensed. In some states, Plumber Gas Licenses or Plumber Utility Licenses are required to work with hazardous materials and gases. Most plumbers begin as Journeyman Plumbers and work into Licensed Master Plumbers. Some people start as a Plumber Apprentice.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Alabama Plumbers & Gas Fitters Examining Board 216 Aquarius Drive, Suite 319, Homewood, AL 35209 205- 945-4857
Alaska Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806 907-465-8443
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements American Samoa Government Department of Commerce A.P. Lutali Executive Office Bldg, Utulei, American Samoa 96799 684-633-5155
Arizona Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arizona Registrar of Contractors 1700 W. Washington St. Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2812 602-542-1525
Arkansas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Health -Plumbing & Natural Gas Division 4815 W. Markham St., Slot 24, Little Rock, AR 72205 501-661-2642
California Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements The Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board P.O. Box 26000, Sacramento, CA 95826 916-255-3900
Colorado Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, State Plumbing Board 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202 303-894-7800
Connecticut Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection 450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901, Hartford, CT  06103-1840 860-713-6100
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware Division of Professional Regulation 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904 302-744-4500
Florida Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0791 850-487-1395
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board, Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers 214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-2881
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Contractors Association 506 Mariner Avenue, Barrigada, GU 96913 671-647-4840/41
Hawaii Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing, Board of Electricians and Plumbers P.O. Box 3469, Honolulu, HI 96801 808-586-2704
Idaho Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Idaho Division of Building Safety, Idaho Plumbing Board 1090 E. Watertower St. Suite 150, Meridian, ID 83642 208-332-7137
Illinois Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Public Health 525 W. Jefferson St.; 3rd Floor, Springfield, IL 62761 217-524-0791
Indiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Plumbing Commission 402 W. Washington Street, Room W072, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317-234-8800
Iowa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Iowa Department of Public Health, Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board 321 E. 12th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319-0075 866-280-1521
Kansas Does Not License Johnson County Kansas, Contractor Licensing 111 South Cherry Street, Room 1000, Olathe, KS 66061-3486 913-715-2233
Kentucky Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, Plumbing Division 275 E. Main St. HS1C-A , Frankfort, KY 40601 502-573-0397
Louisiana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State Plumbing Board of Louisiana 11304 Cloverland Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 225-756-3434
Maine Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Maine Plumbers’ Examining Board 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 207-624-8627
Maryland Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maryland Department of Labor, Board of Plumbing 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 481, Baltimore, MD 21202-3651 888-218-5925
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118 617-701-8798
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs 7150 Harris Drive; PO Box 30254, Lansing, MI 48909 517-241-9316
Minnesota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Construction Codes and Licensing Division 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN 55155 651-284-5012
Mississippi Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Mississipppi State Board of Contractors P.O. Box 320279, Jackson MS 39232 601-354-6161
Missouri Does Not License City of Kansas City, Missouri, Contractor Licensing 414 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 816-513-1313
Montana Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Montana Department of Labor & Industry P.O. Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620 406-841-2300
Nebraska Does Not License Nebraska Department of Labor, Contractor Registration 550 S. 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 402-471-2239
Nevada Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners 750 Legion Way, Las Vegas, NV 89110 702-459-3473
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification OPLC- 7 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301 603-271-2152
New Jersey Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs, State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers 124 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ 07102 973-504-6420
New Mexico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, Mechanical Plumbing Bureau 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-476-4700
New York Does Not License NYC Buildings, Licensing Unit 280 Broadway, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10007; Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1201, Albany, NY 12237 212-393-2259
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors 1109 Dresser Court, Raleigh, NC 27609 919-875-3612
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota State Plumbing Board 1110 College Drive Suite 210, Bismarck, ND 58501 701-328-9977
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing P.O. Box 502078, Capitol Hill, Pohnpei Ct., Bldg., #1242, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950 670-664-4809
Ohio Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board  6606 Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 614-644-3493
Oklahoma Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Construction Industries Board 2401 NW 23rd Street, Suite 2F, Oklahoma City, OK 73107 405-521-6550
Oregon Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division P.O. Box 14470, Salem, OR 97309-0404 503-373-1268
Pennsylvania Does Not License Allentown, PA City Website 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101 610-439-5999
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Gobierno de Puerto Rico, Departmento de Estado P.O. Box 9023271, San Juan, PR 00902-3271 787-722-2122
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Department of Labor, Board of Examiners for Plumbers 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920-0943 401-462-8580
South Carolina Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Carolina Department of  Labor, Licensing, & Regulation  110 Centerview Dr, Columbia, SC 29210 803-896-4696
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Dakota Department of Labor & Regulation, South Dakota Plumbing Commission 308 S. Pierre Street c/o 1320 E. Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501 605-773-3429
Tennessee Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, Contractors & Home Improvement 500 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0565 615-741-8307 
Texas Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners’  P.O. Box 4200, Austin, TX 78765-4200 800-845-6584
Utah Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing SM Box 146701, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6701 801-530-6628
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire Safety 1311 U.S. Route 302 -Suite 600, Barre, VT 05641 802-479-7564
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Golden Rock Shopping Center, Suite #9, Christiansted, VI 00820-4311 340-727-3004 ext. 3250
Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Board for Contractors 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233-1485 804-367-8511
Washington Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Washington State Department of Labor & Industries PO Box 44470, Olympia, WA 98504-4470 360-902-5800
Washington, DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Board of Industrial Trades 1100 4th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 202-442-4320
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia Division of Labor 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, State Capitol Complex -Building 3, Room 200, Charleston, WV 25305 304-558-7890
Wisconsin Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705 608-266-2112
Wyoming Does Not License Wyoming Association of Municipalities 315 W. 27th Street, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001 307-632-0398