In the state of Massachusetts a state license is required for plumbers, construction supervisors and all electrical, landscape architecture, and home improvement related trades. Mass plumber licenses can be obtained from the MA Division of Professional Licensure.
State of Massachusetts Plumbing License Requirements
Any person that is looking to perform plumbing work in the state of mass. will need to aquire a Massachusetts journeyman plumber license or master plumber license.
Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbers License
Every applicant for a journeyman plumber’s license will need to have worked for no less than three years inside Massachusetts as an apprentice plumber.
Massachusetts Master Plumber License
Applicants for a master plumber’s license need to have had a Massachusetts journeyman plumber’s license for no less than 1 year. Applicants will need to have completed no less than 100 hours of advanced plumbing theory at a state, municipal or private school accredited by the Massachusetts State Department of Education and approved by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters, before being eligible for examination.
Apply for a MA Plumbing License
An application for the plumbing licensure can be obtained by contacting the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure.
Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure
McCormack State Office Building
One Ashburton Place, Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 727-3200
Work that can be Done Under this Plumbing License
Journeyman Plumber - A person who himself does any work in plumbing and gas fitting, subject to inspection under any law, rule, or regulation.
Master Plumber - A plumber having a regular place of business and who, by himself or journeyman plumbers in his employ, performs plumbing and gas fitting work, subject to inspection and in compliance with any law, rule, or regulation pertaining to same.
State Licensing and Exams
Licensing and 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 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.