Plumbers licensing requirements for a journeyman and master plumbers license are usually determined at the state level and the necessary requirements and exams vary in each State. The enforcing & regulating of the state plumbing licensing requirements often fall under individual municipalities. You can check the requirements for the journeyman and master plumber license in a particular State below.


Maryland Plumbing License Requirements

Maryland Plumbing License

In the State of Maryland a Plumbing License is required in order to provide or assist in providing plumbing and gas services in Maryland. The MD State Board of Plumbing issues separate licenses for journeyman plumbers / gas fitters and Master Plumbers / Gas Fitters.

Requirements for a Maryland Plumber / Gas Fitter License

In order to get a Maryland plumbing license application for a Maryland plumber license, you should contact the Maryland Board of Plumbing or visit the website of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation and download a copy there.

The board of plumbing is responsible for the maryland plumbing license test and handles the maryland plumbing license renewals. Before you can apply for a Maryland plumbing license you will need to meet the requirements set by the MD board of plumbing.

Journeyman Plumber License Requirements

  • Applicants need to have held an apprentice license for at least 4 years.
  • Applicants must have completed 7,500 hours of training under the control and direction of a licensed master plumber.
  • Applicants must have completed 32 hours of training in backflow prevention device testing.
  • Applicants must pass a written plumbing exam.

Master Plumber License Requirements

  • Applicants must have held a journey license for at least two years.
  • Applicants must have completed 3,700 hours of training under the direction and control of a licensed master plumber.
  • Applicants must pass a written plumbing exam.

Applying for a MD Plumbing License

Maryland plumbing license application forms for a Maryland Plumbers / Gas Fitters License are available from the Maryland State Board of Plumbing located at the address below and on their site.

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Maryland Board of Plumbing

500 North Calvert Street #401
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-230-6001
Website: http://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/pl/

Working with a Maryland Plumber License

The Maryland Journeyman Plumbing license covers unlimited plumbing work including sanitary drainage, water supply, storm drainage, and natural gas piping but only under the supervision of a Master Plumber.

The Master Plumber/Gas Fitter License covers unlimited plumbing work including sanitary drainage, water supply, storm drainage, and natural gas piping.

State Licensing and Exam Requirements

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 State Licensing 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.

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