Nevada Plumbing License Requirements


Nevada law requires plumbing contractors operating inside Nevada to hold either a Nevada State Contractors Board issued C-1 Plumbing and Heating Contractor License or a C1D Nevada Plumbing Contractor License.

Requirements to Get a NV Plumbers License

In order to become a licensed plumber in Nevada, you will need to pass the exam administered by the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners.

C-1 Journeyman Plumber License

Applicants for the C-1 Journeyman Plumber License all need at least 4 years’ experience with a minimum of 8,000 hours experience in the plumbing trade.

C-1 Master Plumbers License

For master plumber license you will need to have held your journeyman license for a period of at least 2,000 hours.

C-1D Plumbing Contractor License

All applicants for a C1D Plumbing Contractor license must have at least 4 years of experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervisor or contractor within the past 10 years to qualify for a license. Applicants must also submit 4 reference certificates concerning their work experience and submit to a background check. In order to get started, your business will need a Nevada Business ID number issued by the Secretary of State. If your business does not have one, you can obtain a Nevada State Business License at: SilverFlume.

What Work Can be Done Under this License

The installation of boilers including all related fittings, piping, valves, gauges, pumps, radiators, convectors, tanks and lines. The installation and maintenance of:  drainage systems, hydronic heating systems, irrigation systems, water heating systems. In addition, a person who holds a subclassification C-1d license may install piping for water and gas beginning at the edge of a building and ending at the utility meter for that building.

Applying to get your plumbing License

You can obtain a Nevada plumbing license from the Nevada State Contractors Board directly.

Northern Nevada

Nevada State Contractors Board
2310 Corporate Circle, Ste 200
Henderson, NV 89074

Phone: (702) 486-1100

Southern Nevada

Nevada State Contractors Board
5390 Kietzke Lane, Ste 102
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: (775) 688-1141

Or through the online application process at their website here: www.

Plumbing Trade Schools in Nevada

There are plenty of plumbing schools that offer a great plumbing education in Pennsylvania. Some colleges provide only online classes while others teach on campus.

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.