Tennessee Plumber License Requirements

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We found the following Plumber requirements for Tennessee.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Sprinkler Sys Contractor

Responsible Managing Employees","A fire protection sprinkler system contractor RME is designated to be in active and responsible charge of the work of the fire protection sprinkler system contractor.  [An architect who functions as a fire protection sprinkler system contractor's responsible managing employee (RME) must also be licensed for this occupation.]

Requirements:

Exam: Third-party exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Davy Crockett Tower 9d Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1322

Limited Licensed Plumbers

The Limited Licensed Plumber (LLP) state license is only required by plumbers performing work in a municipality utilizing the Division of Fire Prevention for permits, inspections and covers work less than $25,000 per project; general maintenance work, less than $500 is exempt from the LLP license. Always check with local government to see if they accept the LLP or if they have local licensing requirements for permits and inspections. The LLP license is issued to individuals passing the LLP trade exam.

REQUIREMENTS: Photo-ID and Social Security Number. Exam (PSI is the exam vendor). Completed Application. Fee of $75.00 for two (2) year license. A “Business” tax license may also be required by local government.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: The Tennessee Limited License Plumber exam has 40 questions and a time limit of 135 minutes. A score of 72.5% is required (29 correct). Topics covered on the exam are:

5 Questions - General Knowledge and Math

4 Questions - General Requirements (not including Gas) Administrative, Structural, Backflow, Materials and Supports, Joints and Connections, Storm Drains, Testing

4 Questions - Water Supply and Distribution

2 Questions - Fixtures, including Water Heaters

10 Questions - Drain, Waste, and Vent Systems, including Indirect and Special Waste

2 Questions - Traps, Cleanouts, and Interceptors

7 Questions - Isometric Analysis

4 Questions - Gas Appliances and Piping

2 Questions - OSHA Safety

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: As of this time Tennessee does not require continuing education for the Limited Licensed Plumber.

RENEWAL: Licenses are valid for two (2) years from the date of their issuance and may be renewed within the thirty (30) days immediately preceding their date of expiration. A late renewal carries penalties from $75.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Plumbers Training Institute, 3135 Logan Valley Rd., Traverse City, MI, 49684, (800) 727-7104, https://www.plumberstraininginstitute.com/

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Commerce and Insurance
Davy Crockett Tower 11st Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-5735

 

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