Inside the State of Colorado a State license is required for electrical, asbestos removal, plumbers, and pesticides trade. However there is no State license for general contracting. Dependent on where you are working, additional licensing may be required on a city or county level.
Requirements for a Colorado Plumbers License
In order to aquire a Colorado plumbing license, pre-approval is required from the Colorado Examining Board of Plumbers before you are allowed to sit for the exams. For a master plumbers license you will need to have at least 5 documented years of work experience. For the journeyman plumbers license you must document at least 4 years or 6800 Hours of practical experience. In order to aquire a residential plumbers license you will need to have at least 2 years or 3400 hours of practical plumbing experience.
Applying for a Colorado Plumbing License
A Applications for plumbing licensure can be obtained by contacting the Colorado state board by calling 303-894-7690, from the address below or by downloading it from the Colorado state board website.
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Division of Professions and Occupations
Examining Board of Plumbers
1560 Broadway, Suite 1550
Denver, CO 80202
Types of Colorado Plumbing Licenses
- Plumbing Contractor License means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other organization who undertakes or offers to undertake for another the planning, laying out, supervising, installing, or making of additions, alterations, and repairs in the installation of plumbing. In order to act as a plumbing contractor, the person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, or other organization must either be or employ full-time a master plumber.
- Master Plumber License means a person who has the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly plan, lay out, and install and repair plumbing apparatus and equipment including the supervision of such in accordance with the standards, rules, and regulations established by the board.
- Journeyman Plumber License means any person other than a master plumber, residential plumber, or plumber's apprentice who engages in or works at the actual installation, alteration, repair, and renovation of plumbing in accordance with the standards, rules, and regulations established by the board.
- Residential Plumbing License means any person other than a master or journeyman plumber or plumbing apprentice who has the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge, as specified by the board, to install plumbing and equipment in one-, two-, three-, and four-family dwellings, which shall not extend more than two stories above ground.
State Plumbing Licensing & 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 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.