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.


Michigan Plumbing License Requirements

Plumbers License Michigan

In the state of Michigan, in order to perform licensed work a residential contractors need to be licensed. A license is also required for plumbers and electrical trades. Often, the job of enforcing and regulating these requirements falls to individual municipalities.

State of Michigan Plumbing License Requirements

To become a licensed Journeman Plumber or Master Plumber in Michigan you will have to meet the following requirements.

Journeyman Plumber License

  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have at least 3 years experience as an apprentice plumber under supervision of a master plumber.
  • Applicants must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Applicants must pay the license fee

Master Plumber License

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years experience as a licensed journey plumber.
  • Applicants must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Applicants must pay the license fee.

Work that can be Done Under this  Plumbing License

A licensed master plumber in Michigan can perform all aspects of plumbing, utility connections, irrigation systems, as well as gas piping to water heaters, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gas grills, and swimming pool heaters. A licensed journeyman plumber in Michigan can perform the same work but only under the supervision of  licenced master plumber.

Apply for a MI Plumber's License

To apply for a plumbers license in Ohio you have to complete the license application and fees must be submitted to the State of Michigan Bureau of Construction Codes Plumbing Division to the adress below. Or download the online application forms from the Michigan State Website.

Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth
Bureau of Construction Codes / Plumbing Division
P.O. Box 30255,
Lansing, MI 48909

Phone: 517-241-9330
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/bcc

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 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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