New Jersey Plumbing License Requirements

Plumbers License New Jersey

Electricians and plumbers working inside New Jersey require licensing at the state level. To become a licensed master plumber in the State of New Jersey, candidates are required to pass the state examination. A license is not required to work as a Journeyman plumber, but a state registration is required.

State of New Jersey Plumbing License Requirements

You need a license to do plumbing work in New Jersey. To apply for a master plumber license, applicants have to meet the following requirements:

  • Required to have prior approval from the State Board before testing.
  • Three exams must be passed to become a Master Plumber: Trade, Business and Law, and Practical.
  • Must be 21 years old for the Master Plumber License.
  • A $3,000 bond is required for licensure.
  • 4 years of experience as an apprentice and 1 year as Journeyman is required to apply to take the Master exams.
  • OR a bachelor's degree in engineering and 1 year of Board-approved work experience.

Apply for a NJ Master Plumbers License

To apply for a master plumber license in NJ a $100 initial application fee and 3-year renewal fee of $150 are required. Application forms are available as downloadable online form or from the address below.

Department of Law & Public Safety
Division of Consumer Affairs
Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers
PO Box 45008
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: (973) 504-6420

Downloads: Application Forms

Work that can be Done Under this License

"Journeyman plumber" means any person other than a master plumber or apprentice plumber who installs, alters, repairs and renovates plumbing in accordance with standards, rules and regulations established by the board and who works under the supervision of a master plumber.

"Master plumber" means a person licensed pursuant to this amendatory and supplementary act who has the qualifications, training, experience and technical knowledge necessary to properly plan, lay out, install and repair plumbing apparatus and equipment and to supervise others in the performance of such work in accordance with standards, rules and regulations established by the State board.

State Licensing and Exams

Licensing and plumbing 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 and find out How to get a plumbing license in your area..

If you need more information 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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