North Carolina Plumber License Requirements

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We found the following Plumber requirements for North Carolina.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Boiler Or Pressure Vessel Inspections

All boilers and pressure vessels subject to the provisions of the Boiler Safety Act shall be inspected by a commissioned inspector. The Commissioner of Labor may determine both the frequency and the method of inspection. The method of inspection must provide an adequate procedure to insure the safety of individuals likely to be injured by an explosion or accident involving a boiler or pressure vessel. No boiler or pressure vessel may be operated without an inspection certificate, except pressure vessels being operated under an owner-user provision where administrative procedures of equal safety and competency have been approved by the Commissioner. No more than 60 days grace period may be granted beyond the certificate expiration date.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Department of Labor
111 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 707-7918

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Contractor

Required of any person, firm or corporation who for a valuable consideration, verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, alters or restores, or offers to verify, inspect, evaluate, test, alter or restore water-based fire protection systems.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician (Limited)

Required for full-time maintenance employees to perform periodic maintenance, observation or testing of water-based fire protection systems on the premises of the employer only.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Irrigation Contractor

An Irrigation Contractor is any person who is in the business of installing, repairing, or maintaining landscape irrigation systems.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board of Irrigation Contractors
P.O. Box 41421
Raleigh, NC 27629
(919) 872-2229

Plumbing Contractor (Class 1)

Required of any person, firm or corporation who for a valuable consideration, verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, installs, alters or restores, or offers to verify, inspect, evaluate, test, install, alter or restore plumbing. This license is for potable water and drain/waste/vent piping systems in any building (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.).

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Plumbing Contractor (Class 2)

Required of any person, firm or corporation who for a valuable consideration, verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, installs, alters or restores, or offers to verify, inspect, evaluate, test, install, alter or restore plumbing. Class 2 license is limited to work in single-family detached dwellings only.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor

Required of any person, firm or corporation who for a valuable consideration, verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, installs, alters or restores, or offers to verify, inspect, evaluate, test, install, alter or restore plumbing. This license is limited to the installation/replacement/repair of exterior building sewer piping, exterior water service piping of 2"" or less, backflow preventers on 2"" or less water piping, and water filtration systems.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Plumbing Technician (State & Local Government)

Required of any person, firm or corporation who for a valuable consideration, verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, installs, alters or restores, or offers to verify, inspect, evaluate, test, install, alter or restore plumbing. This license is required for employees of State or local government entity who engage in plumbing work.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Well Contractor Certification

It is the purpose of this Article to protect the public health and safety by ensuring the integrity and competence of well contractors, to protect and beneficially develop the groundwater resources of the State, to require the examination of well contractors and the certification of their competency to supervise or conduct well contractor activity, and to establish procedures for the examination and certification of well contractors. (1997-358, s. 2.)

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Department of Health & Human Services
1931 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 707-5000

Special Restricted Groundwater Pump Electrical Contracting

Install, maintain, or repair electric wiring only as an incident to the licensee’s groundwater pump business.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 733-9042

Special Restricted Swimming Pool

Install, maintain, or repair swimming pool bonding work only as an incident to the licensee’s business of installing, maintaining, or repairing swimming pools

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 733-9042

Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician

Required in order to perform NFPA 25 inspections of water-based fire protection systems on the premises of the employer or as an employee of a Fire Sprinkler Installation Contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

Plumbing Technician

Required of any individual who is a bonafide employee of a firm licensed by a Plumbing Contractor and performs supervisory duties of the firm's employees and their work on behalf of the contractor. The Plumbing Technician must be a sub-licensee of a licensed Plumbing Contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

NC Board Examiners of Plumbing Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
1109 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875-3612

 

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