In the state of Georgia a plumbers license is required for Air Conditioning, Electrical, and Plumbing trades. In order to obtain a GA plumber license from the Georgia Board of Construction Industry, to conduct the trade or business of plumbing, applicants must first pass the state of Georgia plumbers exam.
Georgia Journeyman Plumber & Master Plumber License
All persons who are looking to get a Georgia journeyman plumber or master plumber license (Class I & II) are required to:
- Get pre-approval from the state to sit for the examination.
- Applicants must be able to document at least 3 years of plumbing experience, to qualify for the Journeyman's exam.
- Class I - 5 years experience with a minimum of 2 years as primary experience.
- Class II - 5 years experience with a minimum of 2 years as primary experience. And, must include experience with commercial and/or industrial plumbing.
Applying to get your Plumbers License
To apply for a plumbers license in Georgia, applicants must contact the state of Georgia Board of Construction Industry. A nonrefundable fee of $30.00 has to be submitted allong with the application. The application form has to be submitted to the Board at least 45 days prior to the next scheduled exam. Applicants should receive a letter of approval approximately 30 days befor to the exam date. Passing candidates will receive their licenses in approximately six weeks.
Georgia Board of Construction Industry
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Download: Plumbers Application
Work that can be Done Under this Plumbing License
For the Journeyman Plumber a license allows for the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems under the direction of a Master Plumber.
For the Master Plumber a license allows for all aspects of plumbing.
- Class I is restricted to plumbing work involving single-family dwellings, one-level dwellings designed for no more than 2 families and commercial structures not exceeding 10,000 sq. feet.
- Class II license has no restrictions as to the type of plumbing work allowed.
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 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.
- Georgia Board of Construction Industry (sos.georgia.gov)