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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.


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 master plumber.
  • Must pay the application/license fee at the time of the application.
  • Submits application with all the required documentation and fee.
  • Must pay the examination fee and pass the written and practical copper project portions of the examination.

Application for Plumbing Examinations

 

COPPER PROJECT PRACTICAL SKILLS EXAMINATION DATES AND LOCATIONS

 COPPER PROJECT EXAM DATE

DEADLINE FOR EXAMINATION APPLICATION

APPROVAL - COB

MAXIMUM NUMBER

OF ATTENDEES

TIMES LOCATION
 Practical Exams 2022        
 Tuesday, May 24, 2022  Friday, April 22, 2022 25  9:00-10:30

LANSING

 Tuesday, May 24, 2022  Friday, April 22, 2022 25  1:00-2:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, August 2, 2022  Tuesday, July 5, 2022 75  9:00-10:30

LANSING

 Tuesday, August 2, 2022  Tuesday, July 5, 2022 75  1:00-2:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, November 1, 2022  Tuesday, October 4, 2022 75  9:00-10:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, November 1, 2022  Tuesday, October 4, 2022 75  1:00-2:30 LANSING
Practical Exam 2023        
 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Tuesday, January 3, 2023 75 9:00-10:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Tuesday, January 3, 2023 75 1:00-2:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Tuesday, April 4, 2023 75 9:00-10:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Tuesday, April 4, 2023 75 1:00-2:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Tuesday, July 4, 2023 75 9:00-10:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 Tuesday, July 4, 2023 75 1:00-2:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 75 9:00-10:30 LANSING
 Tuesday, November 7, 2023 Tuesday, October 3, 2023 75 1:00-2:30  LANSING

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

Contractor, Pursuant to statute, MCL 339.6111;

  • (1) The applicant must either hold a master plumber license or employ the holder of a master plumber license as his or her representative. 
  • (2) Only an individual who is a sole proprietor, a partner in a partnership, an officer of a corporation, or a member of a limited liability company, may apply for licensure as a plumbing contractor.
  • (3) The applicant must provide with this application the following information: 
    • (a) A statement listing the complete address of each place where the applicant has resided and has been engaged in business during the last 5 years including the length of time at each residence and type of businesses engaged in or employments. 
    • (b) The name of the business owner, president of the corporation, or a member or manager of the limited liability company and the name of the individual who is applying, if different from the name of the business owner, president, or member or manager and his or her title. 
    • (c) The name, residence address, and license number of the licensed master plumber who represents the person. 
  • Must pay the examination fee and pass the examination.
  • Must pay the license fee.

The contractor license will not be issued without master plumber representation. 

Application for Plumbing Examinations

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