Inside the State of Tennessee, a plumbing license is required for all projects over $25,000. For smaller plumbing projects that do not exceed $25,000, you are required to obtain at least a limited plumber license.
Requirements for a Tennessee Plumbers License
Any persons seeking to become a licensed contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for the business and law and the trade exams. To be able to sit for the exam, you must get pre-approved by documenting at least 3 years of working experience.
General liability insurance requirements are based on your monetary limit. If your monetary limit is up to $500,000, you will need to provide $100,000 coverage. If your monetary limit is $500,001 - $1,500,000, you will need to provide $500,000 coverage. If your monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000 you will need to provide $1,000,000 coverage.
Applying for a Tennessee License
The licensing and application fee for the Tennesee Plumbing license is $250.00. An application for the license can be obtained from the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors website or by calling 615-741-8307. The Board for Licensing is located at the address below:
Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
Work that can be Done Under the License
As a licensed plumber in Tennessee you may 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.
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.