New Hampshire Plumber License Requirements

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We found the following Plumber requirements for New Hampshire.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Fuel Gas Fitter

Fuel gas fitters install, repair, service, demolish, or remove pipes, fixtures, fittings, appliances, or apparatus necessary for supplying natural gas or propane for residential or non-residential use from the point of delivery. This includes all gas piping from the supply tank or gas meter to the connection to th ecombustion zone, the installation of all fuel gas fired appliances, the applicable venting of flue gases to the outside atmosphere, and the provisions for air for combustion and ventilation.

Fuel Gas Trainee: For a trainee registration license, individuals must enter into an agreement between an employer/licensed fuel gas fitter sponsor to enroll under an approved fuel gas training program meeting the requirements of the Board

Complete the Board's apprentice/trainee registration form and pay the specified fee. Licensed fuel gas fitters may sponsor as trainees only those individuals who ork under a licensed New Hampshire fuel gas fitter, who must sponsor the trainee and oversee educational and work experience meeting the requirements for fuel gas ftting licensing; and hold a currently valid trainee registration license issued by the Board

Fuel Gas Piping Installer: Installs liquefied propane gas and natural gas piping from the outlet of the natural gas meter or the first-stage regulator for liquefied propane to all fuel gas appliance(s) or other gas utilization equipment. To qualify for a fuel gas piping installer license, individuals shall Provide proof of successful completion of a minimum of 60 hours of educational training as specified in Saf-Mec 305.02 (b)(1); Complete a minimum of 1,000 working hours of on-the-job experience in the trade or its equivalent in an approved educational setting relevant to the installation of gas piping within 60 consecutive months, 500 hours of which may be applied with proof of relevant experience installing, servicing, and repairing heating oil fired equipment. A New Hampshire licensed plumber in good standing, approved by the Board through affidavit, experience, and education or training in the use of NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, shall be qualified as a fuel gas piping installer upon demonstration of successful completion of the educational requirements specified in Saf-Mec 305.02 (b)(1)

Fuel Gas Installation Technician: Installs inside and outside piping from the outlet of the gas meter or first-stage regulator or residential and non-residential heating equipment systems or water heating systems, using liquefied propane gas or natural gas. Fuel gas installation includes gas piping, gas appliances, other gas utilization equipment, the venting and vent systems for gas appliances/gas utilization equipment, and performance of safety checks. To qualify for a fuel gas installation technician specialty license, individuals must provide proof of successful completion of: A minimum of 100 hours of educational training covering the subject matter specified in Saf-Mec 305.03(b)(1); and A minimum of 1,000 working hours of on-the-job experience in the trade or equivalent in an approved educational setting relevant to the installation, service, and repair of gas appliances or equipment within 60 consecutive months, 500 hours of which may be applied with proof of relevant experience installing, servicing, and repairing heating oil fired equipment.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Specific type of conviction prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Mechanical Safety and Licensing Section
110 Smokey Bear Boulevard
Concord, NH 330
(603) 223-4289

Plumber, Journeyman

Plumbers assemble, install, and repair in buildings the pipes, fittings, fixtures and other apparatus of water and drainage systems for bringing in the water supply and removing liquid and water-carried wastes, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Plumbing applies to pipes within the foundation wall of the building or within one length of pipe from the building. A Journeyman Plumber customarily performs the work of installing plumbing and drainage under the direction of a master plumber.

Licensure Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have completed a four-year apprenticeship in plumbing (8,000 hours) and received a certificate of completion from the organization conducting the program; or demonstrate proof of plumbing licensure from another state

Upon completion of application and payment of fee, be entitled to examination, and if found qualified by the majority of the Board members, be licensed as a journeyman plumber

Examination: Written examination required

Continuing Education: A minimum of three hours per year of continuing education, totaling six hours for each two-year licensing cycle, is required for renewal

Fees:

Initial license: $190

Biennial renewal: $180

Late fee: $25 per month

Reciprocity: Not permitted

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Criminal Record: Specific type of conviction prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Mechanical Safety and Licensing Section
110 Smokey Bear Boulevard
Concord, NH 330
(603) 223-4289

Plumber, Master

Plumbers assemble, install, and repair in buildings the pipes, fittings, fixtures and other apparatus of water and drainage systems for bringing in the water supply and removing liquid and water carried wastes, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Plumbing applies to pipes within the foundation wall of the building or within one length of pipe from the building. A Master Plumber is any person, firm, or corporation that, as a business, hires or employs a person to do plumbing work, or without hiring any person does that work as a principal business or auxiliary to a principal business for his or its own account. In New Hampshire, a person must be a Master Plumber in order to be in business, and/or can act in the capacity of a Journeyman Plumber without a second license.

Licensure Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Hold a Journeyman plumber's license for at least six months

Pass examination

Examination:Written examination required

Continuing Education:A minimum of three hours per year of continuing education, totaling six hours for each two-year licensing cycle, is required for renewal

Fees:

Initial license: $310

Biennial renewal: $300

Late fee: $25 per month

Reciprocity:Not permitted, however, an out-of-state licensee with proof of licensure and/or certification from the state in which they claim to have worked is eligible for the licensing examination

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Criminal Record: Specific type of conviction prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Mechanical Safety and Licensing Section
110 Smokey Bear Boulevard
Concord, NH 330
(603) 223-4289

Plumber, Apprentice

Plumbers assemble, install, and repair in buildings the pipes, fittings, fixtures and other apparatus of water and drainage systems for bringing in the water supply and removing liquid and water-carried wastes, according to specifications and plumbing codes. Plumbing applies to pipes within the foundation wall of the building or within one length of pipe from the building. Apprentice Plumbers learn to perform above duties under direct supervision of a Master or Journeyman Plumber.

Identification Card Requirements:Submit an application with an employer/apprentice agreement letter to the Board. Apprentice identification cards must be carried at all times and presented to an inspector upon request. Apprentice plumbers must be currently enrolled in an apprenticeship program with the US Department of Labor to obtain an identification card renewal.

Examination: Required upon completion of an approved apprenticeship program

Continuing Education:Apprentice plumbers must be enrolled in an approved training program through the USDOL; They must remain current with their education and employment to remain in the program. Proof of training and employment may be required for renewal.

Fees:

Initial apprentice registration: $90

Renewal: $80

Identification cards expire on the last day of the month of the apprentice's birth

Reciprocity:Not permitted

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Criminal Record: Specific type of conviction prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Mechanical Safety and Licensing Section
110 Smokey Bear Boulevard
Concord, NH 330
(603) 223-4289

Well Pump Installer

Well Pump Installers maintain and install pumps for water systems. A pump installer license is required to install new pump systems and perform maintenance on existing pump systems. There are two categories of licenses: domestic (up to three horsepower), and commercial, industrial, and municipal pump installation (any horsepower).

Licensure Requirements:

Be actively engaged in the trade for a period of three years prior to the date of application, with experience directly related to the type of license issued

Pass an examination prepared and administered by the New Hampshire Water Well Board

Obtain the appropriate license from the Board

Examination:Written examination required

Continuing Education:A minimum of two hours of continuing education pertaining to water pumps, water wells, or water conditioning and treatment systems are required annually

Fees:

Application: $25

Examination: $10 for each license category

License: $100

All licenses expire annually on June 30

No reciprocal agreements with other states currently exist

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Specific type of conviction prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Water Well Board
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 330
(603) 271-1974

 

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