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author RocketCert Staff
date 07.06.2022

There are two types of plumbing licenses that professionals can apply for in Arkansas: the Journeyman Plumbing License and the Master Plumbing License. Each type of license permits different types of work.

The Journeyman Plumbing License is available for professionals who engage in the practical installation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems. This is a more limited license than the Master License.

The Master Plumbing License allows the bearer to perform the supervision and planning of plumbing systems, in addition to the actual installation of the plumbing. The bearer is familiar with all regulations, rules, and laws that govern the plumbing industry.

Obtaining Your Plumbing License in Arkansas

Just as each license affords the bearer different privileges, the requirements for obtaining each type of license are also different.

For the Journeyman Plumbing License, applicants must submit proof of having a minimum of five years of plumbing experience. They must also pass the Journeyman Plumber Exam, after getting approved to take it.

For the Master Plumbing License, applicants must first pass the Master Plumber Exam; pre-approval is required in order to sit for this test. A minimum of four years of plumbing experience must be submitted to the board as well.

In order to apply for and receive the Master Plumbing License, professionals must have held a Journeyman Plumbing License for at least one full year before they become eligible to sit for the Master Plumber Exam.

Preparing for the Exams and Receiving Your Plumbing License

You will need to contact the Arkansas Plumbing Inspection and Licensing Division at 501-661-2642 to obtain a license application. If you will be renewing a license you currently hold, there are no continuing education requirements for renewal.

You will need to pass the appropriate licensing examination as well as the state’s Business and Law Exam before licensure will be granted.

The Journeyman Plumbing Examination

The Journeyman Plumbing Exam has 100 questions on it, and you will need to answer 70 of those questions correctly in order to pass. The exam is open book, and you will have three hours to finish it.

Topics on the exam include backflow prevention, plumbing fixtures, septic and sewer, water heaters, regulations, general plumbing knowledge, isometric analysis, joints and connections, venting, hangers and support, and more.

The Master Plumber Examination

This test also has 100 questions on it, and you cannot pass with a score below 70%. You will have three hours to complete the test, and like the Journeyman Plumbing Exam, it is open book.

Topics on this exam include water supply systems, joints and connections, water heaters and plumbing fixtures, storm drainage systems, interceptors and traps, isometric analysis, drainage waste, and many others.

The Business and Law Exam

This exam contains 50 questions, and you need to answer 70% of them correctly to pass. It’s an open-book test, and you will have two hours to complete it.

Topics covered in the exam include insurance and bonding, lien laws, tax laws, personnel regulations, project management, contract management, business organization, licensing, estimating and bidding, and others.

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