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.


Maine Plumbing License Requirements

Maine Plumbing License

In the State of Maine a plumbing license is required for any person, corporation, partnership or other entity that is engaged in plumbing or performing plumbing installations. In order to get an application for a Maine Plumber license, you should contact the ME Department of Professional & Financial Regulations - Plumbers’ Examining Board.

Requirements for a Maine Plumbing License

The statutory requirements for licensing as a trainee plumber (apprentice plumber), journeyman-in-training, journeyman plumber and master plumber are set by the Maine Office of Licensing & Registration Plumbers examining board. 

Copies of the Maine State Internal Plumbing Code, are available through the IAPMO site or by calling 1-800-85-IAPMO

Trainee Plumbers License 

  • All Applicants for a trainee plumber license need to be at least 16 years of age.
  • The Applications must be made on application forms provided by the plumbers examining board.
  • Applications must be accompanied by the application and license fee.

Journeyman in Training License

  • Applicants for a journeyman-in-training license must pass the journeyman plumber exam.
  • The Applications must be made on application forms provided by the Maine plumbers examining board.
  • Applications must be accompanied by the application fee and license fee.

Journeyman Plumber License

  • Applicants for a journeyman plumber license must pass the journeyman plumber exam.
  • The Applications must be made on the application form provided by the state board of plumbers examining.
  • Applications must be accompanied by the required application fee and license fee.

Applicants for a journeyman plumbers license require at least 2 years (4,000 hours) of experience in the field of plumbing installations as a licensed trainee plumber, or at least 2,000 hours of experience in the field of plumbing installations as a journeyman-in-training.

Master Plumber License

  • Applicants for a master plumber license must pass the master plumber examination.
  • All Applications must be made on the application form provided by the state plumbers examining board.
  • The application must be accompanied by the license en registration fee.

Applicants for a Master plumbers license require a minimum of 1 year (2,000 hours) of work experience on plumbing and installations as a licensed journeyman plumber or a minimum of at least 4 years (8,000 hours) of experience working on plumbing installations as a licensed trainee plumber.

Apply to get an ME Plumbing License

The application fee for licensing is $25. The license fee for a master plumber, journeyman plumber or corporation is $200. The licensing fee for journeyman-in-training and trainee plumbers is $100. To apply for a license, please contact the Maine Office of Licensing and Regulation located at the address below.

Department of Professional & Financial Regulations
Maine Office of Licensing & Registration
Plumbers’ Examining Board

35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035

Phone: 207-624-8627
Website: http://www.maine.gov/

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 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.

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