Inside the State of Alabama a Plumbers license is needed to perform any type of plumbing work inside the State. In order to aquire an application for an Albama Plumber license, you should contact the State of Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examination Board. The board issues separate licenses for apprentice, journeyman and master plumbers certification.
State of Alabama Plumbing License Requirements
For an Apprentice Certification there are no state licensing exams required. All that is needed to obtain a plumbing apprentice cetification is a complete registration form and a copy of your social security card. The fee for a plumbers apprenticeship is $25 for the initial application and after that $10.00 (Annually).
* Apprentices can only work under the supervision of a registered journeymen plumber or masters plumber.
Alabama Journeyman Plumbers License Requirements
In order to take the journeyman plumbers exam you will first need to complete a "board approved" apprenticeship training program or have worked for at least two years as an apprentice plumber under the supervision of a registered master plumber. The fee for a journeyman license in Alabama is $110 and the fee for renewing the license is $30. Licenses expire on December 31.
Alabama Master Plumbers License Requirements
The board issues master and journeyman licenses and each requires you to pass an exam. You need one year of work experience as a journeyman plumber to qualify for the master plumbers exam. The fee for a master plumber license is $160 and the fee for renewals is $125. Licenses expire on December 31. This exam is administered by the International Code Council located at the address below.
International Code Council
900 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
Website: International Code Council
Apply for an AL Plumbers License
Application forms for a Alabama plumbing license can be obtained from the State of Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board located at the address below or by downloading it from the pgfb site.
State of Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
11 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 104
Birmingham, AL 35209
Website: Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
State Licensing and Exams
Licensing and plumbing certification requirements for plumbers are usually determined at the state level and tend to vary slightly from state to state. Often, the job of enforcing and regulating these requirements falls to individual municipalities. To check the requirements for a plumbing license in a particular state select your location on the State License Requirements page.
If you need more informations on passing the journeyman plumbing exams then perhaps you might want to read: How To Do The Plumber Journeyman Exam to help you get started as an apprentice plumber or journeyman plumber.