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Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

Experience the next generation of online learning with RocketCert. If you are looking to obtain a Tennessee Plumbing license, we have all of the tools you need. We chose not to limit your learning to a specific time or place, you can access your courses whenever or whenever you want. Traditionally, the biggest drawback to online learning was not having anyone to answer your questions, but not any more.

We stand behind our courses and offer you support any time you need it. We have built this page to act as a guide to obtaining your license, and we give you untethered access to our education department. When you ask us a question, you get an answer from the experts who developed the course. Even though we're online, you get a team of licensing professionals who stand behind you every step of the way to provide guidance and clarity. Don't just buy a product, enlist the dedicated team at RocketCert to help you Accelerate and Advance Your Career.

  • $289
    TN Plumbing
    Exam Prep
  • $784 $719
    TN Plumbing
Individual taking the Plumbing Contractor exam prep for Tennessee online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Tennessee
  • Plumbing Contractor

    Plumbing Contractors (CMC-A) are able to do work involving installation, repair, alterations, remodeling, or removal of various plumbing systems including water supply, waste, storm drainage, and non-medical gas piping.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Tennessee Plumbing Contractor RequirementsTesting

Pass 2 exams with 73% on each

  • Tennessee Business and Law
  • Plumbing Contractor Exam

Schedule testing for exams through the PSI website or call 1-855-746-8173 (pre-approval is required for CMC-A exam)

Tennessee Contractor RequirementsInsurance
  • General Liability (based on monetary license limits)
    • $100,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,000
    • $500,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,001 - $1,500,000
    • $1,000,00 coverage is required for monetary limits greater than $1,500,000
  • Worker’s Compensation
Tennessee Plumbing Contractor RequirementsDocumentation

Submit the following:

  • CPA/PA prepared financial statements
  • Verification of at least 3 years experience of plumbing work
  • Letter of Reference
  • Completed, signed, and notarized application package

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance at 615-741-2241 or visit the Tennessee board of licensing contractors website to submit online.

Tennessee does not require continuing education for this license. Tennessee has reciprocity agreements with Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, and the NASCLA National 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.

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). Pre-approval can be obtained by filing a Tennessee Plumbing Exam Pre-Approval Request with the Board for Licensing Contractors. Once approved, applicants may schedule a time and date to take the exam. Contact PSI at 855-746-8173 to schedule. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to obtain all required insurance and contact a CPA or PA to prepare financial statements.


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through Tennessee board of licensing contractors. 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.


Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your Plumbing Contractor exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-746-8173.

Tennessee Contractors must pass two examinations: Plumbing Contractor and Business Law Exam.

 CMC-A Mechanical Plumbing Contractor Exam details CMC-A Mechanical Plumbing Contractor Exam

  • Number of questions: 110
  • Passing Score: 81 correct
  • Time allowed: 295 minutes
  • Topics Include: General Knowledge and Math; General Requirements (not including Gas)- Administrative, Structural, Backflow, Materials and Supports, Joints, and Connections, Storm Drains, Testing; Water Supply and Distribution; Fixtures, including Water Heaters; Drain, Waste, and Vent Systems, including Indirect and Special Waster; Traps, Cleanouts, and Interceptors; Isometric Analysis; Gas Appliances and Piping; OSHA Safety.
Tennessee Business Law Exam Business Law

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 37 correct
  • Time allowed: 140 minutes
  • Topics Include: Licensing Requirements; Estimating and Bidding; Business Organization and Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management and Lien Law; Contracts; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety
Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Tennessee 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.

The exam prep includes math, isometrics, highlighting 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.

Tennessee Plumbing Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Tennessee Plumbing Online Exam Prep


  • Instant Online Access
  • Start & Stop as needed
  • Education Support Team
  • Decades of Industry Experience
  • 30-day Return Policy
Ideal For:

Students who already own all references



Tennessee Plumbing Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Tennessee Plumbing Online Exam Prep
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

Backed by:

  • Education Support Team

Do you also need?

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2012 International Fuel Gas Code

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2012 International Plumbing Code

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Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

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OSHA 1926

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

5-6 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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The Tennessee Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Tennessee Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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Tennessee NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management

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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 from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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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.


Our training is available 24/7, and you can start and stop as needed. With our mobile ready courses, you can take from nearly any device at any location.

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