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Journey, Master, and Contractor Plumber Licensing

Michigan Plumbers are regulated by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. They govern licensure for Journey, Master, and Contractor Plumbers. Requirements for obtaining each type of license can be found below.

We have the books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is not only designed to help you pass your test the first time, but is also designed to teach you valuable knowledge for your career. The courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Michigan Plumbing License.

  • $289
    MI Plumbing
    Exam Prep
  • $412 $369
    MI Plumbing
    Exam Bundle
Individual taking the Plumbing Contractor exam prep for Michigan online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Plumber in Michigan
  • Journey Plumber

    After completing the required plumbing apprenticeship, applicants may choose to become a Journey Plumber, which serves as a foundation for becoming either a Master Plumber or Plumbing contractor in Michigan.

  • Master Plumber

    Prior to applying, Master Plumbers must complete an additional 4,000 hours as a Journey Plumber. Master Plumbers may supervise or train Journey and apprentice plumbers.

  • Plumbing Contractor

    Plumbing Contractors may focus more on bidding and contracting plumbing jobs. They require the same amount of experience as Master Plumbers, but must also provide proof of being an owner or officer of a plumbing business in the state of Michigan.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Rule 5 (1) of MI Admin Code 338.925 - "The character, experience, and fitness of the applicants shall also be taken into consideration. The board and department may investigate any applicant, or application filed, and approve or disapprove the same."

Michigan Plumbing Contractor RequirementsJourney Plumber
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide a notarized statement from present or former employers attesting that the applicant has at least 6,000 hours of experience gained over a period of not less than 3 years as a registered apprentice in the practical installation of plumbing under the supervision of a master plumber
  • Applicants that have graduated a recognized trade school may substitute the education for 2,000 of the required 6,000 experience hours
  • Submit a complete application with notarized supporting documents
  • Upon application approval, applicants may schedule a time and date to sit for the Michigan Journey Plumbing exam
Michigan Contractor RequirementsMaster Plumber
  • Have on record with the board at least 4,000 hours as a licensed Journey Plumber over at least the 2 years immediately prior to application date
  • Submit a complete application with notarized supporting documents
  • Upon application approval, applicants may schedule a time and date to sit for the Michigan Master Plumbing exam
Michigan Plumbing Contractor RequirementsPlumbing Contractor
  • Provide documentation of applicants' residence address, business address, or employment information for the last 5 years along with conviction history information outlined in the form provided by the department
  • Submit a complete application and notarized supporting documents verifying the current business structure of the applicant. Each business structure has specific required documents
  • Upon application approval, applicants may schedule a time and date to sit for the Michigan Plumbing Contractor exam

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs at 517-335-9700 or visit the LARA website to submit online.

Michigan requires 5 hours of continuing education for this license. Michigan may allow applicants reciprocity if a license and experience in another state is deemed sufficient by a quorum of the board. In such instances, applicants will still be required to pass the required exam.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. 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.
Exam Pre-Approval

The first step is to obtain pre-approval for your exam. This can be obtained via an approved application packet submitted to the board. Once approved, applicants may schedule a time and date to take the exam. Contact PSI at 855-579-4635 to schedule. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.


Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below).


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through LARA.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Plumbing exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-579-4635.

Please note: The testing agency does not permit books to be highlighted. Only "ICC Turbo Tabs" are permitted to be used.

 CMC-A Mechanical Plumbing Contractor Exam details Michigan Journeyman Plumber Exam

  • Number of questions: 125
  • Passing Score: 75% correct
  • Time: 180 minutes

  • Topics Include: Drainage Systems, Vent Systems, Fixtures, Water Distribution, Backflow Prevention, Special Waste Systems, Testing and Inspections. Also included is the ability to gather information from an isometric drawing representing the practical side of plumbing
Michigan Business Law Exam Michigan Master Plumber Exam

  • Number of questions: 130
  • Passing Score: 75% correct
  • Time: 180 minutes

  • Topics Include: Knowledge of the Skilled Trades Regulations Act, 2016 PA 407, any rules promulgated under this act, the Stille-Derossett-Hale single state construction code act (1972 PA 230) and the administration and enforcement procedures of the Michigan Plumbing Code
It’s the exam! Michigan Plumbing Contractor Exam

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 75% correct
  • Time: 120 minutes

  • Topics Include: Knowledge of Skilled Trades Regulations act, 2016 PA 407 and any rules promulgated therein; Stille-Derossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act (1972 PA 230); Administration and Enforcement Procedures of the Michigan Plumbing Code
Exam Prep & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Michigan exams are open book. The references below are permitted to used during your test! All reference materials must be bound. The materials printed from the BCC website must be bound by 3 staples on the left edge in separate documents. Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math, isometrics, study guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

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.

The Michigan mechanical & plumbing exams will be updating to the 2021 Michigan Mechanical Code and Plumbing Code in Spring 2024.

Michigan Plumbing Online Exam Prep

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  • Michigan Plumbing Online Exam Prep

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Ideal for students who already own all references

Designed for the Journeyman, Master, and Contractor Plumbing Exams in Michigan



Michigan Plumbing Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Michigan Plumbing Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
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2021 International Plumbing Code

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Print for Your Exam:
2021 Michigan Plumbing Code (Draft)
Free / Online
Skilled Trades Regulations Act, 2016 PA 407
Free / Online

In Addition To The References Above, This Reference is Permitted To Be Used During The Plumbing Contractor Exam

Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230
Free / Online
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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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