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North Carolina

Plumbing Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

North Carolina requires a Plumbing License prior to the bidding or contracting any plumbing work. Class 1 is required for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Class 2 is strictly residential. We offer a course with exam prep, the book 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 almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your North Carolina Plumbing License.

  • $279
    Plumbing
    Exam Prep
  • $783 $719
    Plumbing Class 1
    Bundle
  • $555 $509
    Plumbing Class 2
    Bundle
Individual taking the course and exam prep for North Carolina online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Plumbing in North Carolina
  • Plumbing

    A Plumbing License in North Carolina can be utilized for work on the system of pipes, fixtures, apparatus and appurtenances, installed upon the premises, or in a building, to supply water thereto and to convey sewage or other waste there from. Includes fuel piping qualification.

  • Class I - Required for licensed work in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
  • Class II - Allows work in single family detached residential dwellings only.
Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

North Carolina Plumber RequirementsFinancial Requirements
  • Two (2) years (4,000 hours) of full-time experience in the installation, maintenance, service, or repair of plumbing systems related to the category for which a license is sought, whether or not a license was required for the work performed.
  • Up to one-half (2,000 hours) (45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours) of the experience requirement may be in academic or technical training directly related to the field of endeavor for which the examination is requested.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors at 919-875-3612 or visit nclicensing.org.


North Carolina Plumbers are not required to complete continuing education to renew their license. North Carolina has no reciprocity agreements for Plumbing licensees.


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.
Submit Application

In order to sit for the exam, you must submit the application for licensure to the state. It must include verified education and work experience as required by the state. Upon application approval, the applicant will receive written notification which will include instructions for scheduling the examination, which must be taken within thirty (30) days of the date of the notification letter.

PASS THE STATE OR NATIONAL EXAM(S)

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Pre-approval is required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the NC State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors to obtain your North Carolina Plumbing License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

North Carolina Plumbing Contractors must pass two examinations: the Plumbing Exam and the Business and Law exam. Business and Law is not required if the applicant holds an active contractor license with this Board and the applicant passed the Board’s Business and Law Exam after August, 2003.

Upon application approval, the applicant will receive instructions for scheduling the examination.

Exams are administered by PSI. You can contact them by calling 855-746-8173 or visiting psiexams.com.

Exam details North Carolina Plumbing Exam

  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • OPEN BOOK
Exam details North Carolina Business and Law Exam

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Passing Score: 70% Correct
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Erosion and Sedimentation Control; Licensing; Subcontractor's Pay Requirements; Liens and Bonds; One Call

Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The North Carolina Plumbing and Business and Law exams are open book. These references are 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.

North Carolina Plumbing Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • NC Plumbing Online Exam Prep

Our Online Exam Prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references


$279

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North Carolina Plumbing Class 1 Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • NC Plumbing Class 1 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

Do you also need?

$783 $719

North Carolina Plumbing Class 2 Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • NC Plumbing Class 2 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

Do you also need?

$555 $509

The North Carolina Business & Law exam must also be passed:

North Carolina Plumbing, Heating, Sprinkler Business and Law Bundle

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$133 $119

North Carolina Plumbing, Heating, Sprinkler Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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$119

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North Carolina Contractors Guide to Business and Project Management for Plumbing, Heating, and Sprinklers

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$119

ADD TO CART

The Following References are Allowed to be Used During the Plumbing, Class I Exam:

North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies 2018

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$44

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North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code 2018

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$169

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North Carolina State Building Code: Plumbing Code 2018

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$109

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North Carolina State Building Code: Fuel Gas Code 2018

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$109

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NC Board Laws and Rules for Plumbing, Heating, and Sprinklers

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$24

ADD TO CART

The Following References are Allowed to be Used During the Plumbing, Class II Exam:

North Carolina State Building Code: Administrative Code and Policies 2018

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$44

ADD TO CART

North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code 2018

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$169

ADD TO CART

NC Board Laws and Rules for Plumbing, Heating, and Sprinklers

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$24

ADD TO CART

Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

5-6 Book Tab Bundle

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$49

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

ADD TO CART

About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


LIFETIME ACCESS

Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.

EXPERT EDUCATION

Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.

EASY REFUNDS

Fail your exam? Prefer a different style of course? Other events taking place in your life? Give us a call and we can process a refund within 30 days of purchase for any reason. Exam prep courses are backed with our No Pass, No Pay guarantee.