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Kentucky

Plumber Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

In Kentucky, all plumbing work must be installed by a licensed journeyman plumber under the supervision of a licensed master plumber. We offer a course with exam prep, the books for the exam, and additional services to help you obtain your license. All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from nearly any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Kentucky Plumber License.

  • Journeyman / Master Plumber
    Exam Prep
Individual taking the course and exam prep for Kentucky online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Plumbing in Kentucky
  • Journeyman Plumber

    A Journeyman Plumber in Kentucky may perform the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, repair, remodeling or removal, and replacement of plumbing under the supervision, direction, and responsibility of a master plumber.

  • Master Plumber

    A Master Plumber in Kentucky assumes responsible charge, supervision, or direction of journeyman plumbers, plumbers' apprentices, and other persons in the construction, installation, or alteration of plumbing or who engages in, offers to engage in, or advertises or otherwise represents that he is permitted or qualified to engage in the design, planning, superintending, contracting for, or responsible charge of plumbing.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Kentucky Plumber RequirementsJourneyman Plumber

  • Pass the Kentucky Journeyman Plumber Exam
  • Proof of compliance with Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance laws
  • Submit verifiable proof of one of the following:
    • 2 consecutive years as a plumbing apprentice
    • OR
    • Complete approved course and have 1 year as an apprentice plumber
Kentucky Master Plumber RequirementsMaster Plumber

  • Pass the Kentucky Master Plumber Exam
  • Obtain general liability insurance policy of $250,000 unless operating as an employee of a person, firm, or corporation
  • Proof of compliance with Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance laws
  • Submit verifiable proof of one of the following:
    • Have held a valid Journeyman Plumber license for at least two of the 5 years preceding application with a minimum of 2 years of experience under a Master Plumber.
    • Hold an engineer license in Kentucky and be sufficiently experienced in mechanical engineering, as determined by the department based upon the number and complexity of the applicant’s past mechanical engineer projects
    • Hold a valid plumbing licensed in another state for at least 2 of the 5 years preceding application
    • Have been engaged in plumbing in a capacity equivalent to a master plumber in a state that does not issue licenses for at least 4 consecutive years preceding application

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Kentucky Construction Industry Licensing Board at 502-573-0397 or visit dhbc.ky.gov.


Kentucky requires each licensee to complete continuing education prior to each renewal. Kentucky has no reciprocity agreements.


With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Pre-approval is not required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Exams are given during the months of February, May, August, and November.

LegaL Items

Prior to submitting the application, obtain all required documentation and insurance policies to submit with the application.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After passing the exam and completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the DHCB to obtain your Kentucky Plumbing License. Licensees must provide proof of insurance at this time.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit dhbc.ky.gov.

Exam details Kentucky Journeyman Plumber Exam

  • Time: 2.5 hours (Written) & 2.5 hours (Practical)
  • CLOSED BOOK

Topics Include: Basic principles of plumbing; KRS Chapter 318; 815 KAR Chapter 2; 815 KAR Chapter 20

Written Portion

During the written portion of the exam, you will be asked to insert the proper pipe size on a prepared drawing that indicates all stacks, wastes, and vents as well as the connected plumbing fixtures. Sizing the main stacks properly is the main focus of the exam. Deductions will be given for under-sizing or over-sizing piping.

Practical Portion

The practical portion of the exam is designed to test the applicants ability to properly install plumbing by making proper connections of various plumbing materials and similar activities. The applicant is required to furnish their own materials to be used in this section of the exam. The department will contact the applicant within a week of the exam date to inform them of the required materials.
Exam details Kentucky Master Plumber Exam

  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • CLOSED BOOK

Topics Include: Basic principles of plumbing; KRS Chapter 318; 815 KAR Chapter 2; 815 KAR Chapter 20

Written Portion

During the written portion of the exam, you will be asked to insert the proper pipe size on a prepared drawing that indicates all stacks, wastes, and vents as well as the connected plumbing fixtures. Sizing the main stacks properly is the main focus of the exam. Deductions will be given for under-sizing or over-sizing piping.
Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Kentucky Plumber exams are open book. This reference is permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Isometrics Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts for sizing water supply pipe, drain pipe, and vent pipe based on drawings.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

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