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Rhode Island

Journeyperson & Master Plumber Licensing & Exam Prep

Rhode Island requires all Plumbers to obtain a license before any bidding or work can take place. 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 Rhode Island Plumbing License.

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Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Plumber in Rhode Island
  • Journeyperson Plumber License

    A licensed Journeyperson Plumber in Rhode Island may install plumbing fixtures, bathtubs, showers, sinks, and toilets as well as appliances, maintain and repair many different types of pipe systems, and follow building plans or blueprints and instructions from supervisors. They must work under the direction of a licensed Master Plumber.

  • Master Plumber License

    A licensed Master Plumber may engage in nearly any plumbing project and may work without supervision.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Rhode Island Journeyman Plumber RequirementsJourneyperson Plumber
  • 5 years’ experience as an apprentice
  • 2 year plumbing or sanitation degree
Master PlumberMaster Plumber
  • 5 years’ experience
  • Minimum of 1 year as a Licensed Journeyperson (Affidavit required)

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Rhode Island Professional Regulation Unit at 401-462-8000 or visit the board website.

The state requires 15 hours ofcontinuing education prior to each renewal. Also, Rhode Island 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.

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). Apply to sit for the exam by filing an Application for Examination and Apprentice with the Board of Examiners for Plumbers. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the state board prior to scheduling the exam


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through Board of Examiners for Plumbers to obtain your Rhode Island Plumbing license.


Which exam do I need to take?

Applicants may submit an Application for Examination and Apprenticeship to the Board of Examiners for Plumbers. Once approved, applicants will be able to select a time and date to sit for the exam.

It’s the exam! Journeyperson / Master Plumbing exam

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • Plumbing exams are approved and administered by the state. A score of 70% is required to pass.

Topics Include: Terminology and Calculations, Materials and Material Standards, Joints and Connections, Traps and Cleanouts, Plumbing Fixtures, Hangers and Supports, Indirect Waste Piping, Water Distribution Systems, Sanitary Drainage Systems, Vents and Venting Systems, Cross Connections, Storm Drains,Related Subjects and Inspecting and Testing.

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Rhode Island exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! 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.

2018 International Plumbing Code

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

1 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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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!


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.


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


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.


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.