Plumbing Examination, Licensing/Registration & Application Information

Effective June 14, 2017 plumbing examinations may include questions from the Skilled Trades Regulation Act, 2016 PA 407, The Stille-DeRossett-Hale Single State Construction Code, 1972 PA 230, as well as the respective code.

Additionally, examinations are now conducted by PSI.  Approved applicants will be contacted by PSI to schedule their examination at one (1) of five (5) PSI testing centers throughout the state and are available to test six (6) days a week. Applicants are able to choose their testing center and day of examination. All examination fees are required to be paid to PSI at the time an examination is scheduled. Therefore, as of June 14, 2017, examination fees should no longer be submitted to the State of Michigan/Bureau of Construction Codes.

Further information regarding scheduling or questions can be directed to PSI at https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/displayagencylicenses.jsp?catalogID=337.


Code Update Tracking

For tracking code update courses, the Bureau has expanded its partnership with CE Broker. CE Broker offers a free service that provides for the tracking of continuing education which the Bureau will use for the approval of code update course providers and the listing of all the courses an approved provider offers.

A licensee can contact CE Broker to find a complete listing of code update course instructors and for a schedule of classes being offered by approved instructors by telephone at 877-434-6323 or at www.cebroker.com - Click Course Search, Customize Your Search, then click Providers.


Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Registration for Plumbing Apprentice


Journey Plumber License

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Has not less than 6000 hours experience attained over a period of not less than 3 years as a registered plumbing apprentice in the practical installation of plumbing under the supervision of a licensed authorized master plumber.
  • Must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Must pay the license fee.

Application for Plumbing Examinations


Master Plumber License

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have 4,000 hours experience in work as a journey plumber over a period of not less than 2 years immediately preceding the date of the application.
  • Must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Must pay the license fee.

Application for Plumbing Examinations


Plumbing Contractor License

  • Must either hold a master plumber license or employ the holder of a master plumber license as his or her representative.
  • Must be an owner of a sole proprietorship or partnership, or an officer of a corporation or limited liability company.
  • Must provide complete business or employment information for the previous 5 years.
  • Must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Must pay the license fee.

Application for Plumbing Examinations

Questions regarding licensing requirements should be directed to the Bureau’s Licensing Division at 517-241-9316.