Requirements to Obtaining your License
Work that can be Done Under this License
A Journeyman allows the construction, installation, alteration, maintenance, repair, remodeling or removal, and replacement of plumbing under the supervision, direction, and responsibility of a Master Plumber. A Journeyman may NOT pull permits or supervise other plumbers. If a Journeyman wants to run his own business, he must obtain a Master Plumber license or have a Master Plumber in his employ.
A Master Plumber is a person who assumes responsible charge, supervision, or direction of Journeyman Plumbers, Plumber's Apprentices and other persons in the construction, installation, or alteration of plumbing or who engages in or advertises or otherwise represents that he is permitted and qualified to engage in the design, planning, superintending, contracting for, or responsible charge of plumbing.
Applying to get your License
The licensing process is started by submitting a completed application to the state licensing board. Applicants are encouraged to have studied and prepared for the exam when submitting an application, as they will be given the next available exam date upon approval, and rescheduling is rather difficult. A $250 license activation fee that is due after passing the exam.
Reciprocity AgreementsThe office may issue a license to any person who holds a valid license in another state if that state has a statewide plumbing code and, in the opinion of the Plumbing Code Committee, the other state's examination is at least equal to that of Kentucky and the other state agrees to reciprocate with Kentucky.
Continuing Education8 hours of continuing education are required prior to each license renewal.
To schedule your exam, contact the Division of Plumbing at 1-(502)573-0397.
Books and References for the Exam
The examination pulls questions from the following reference available to print online.
Exam Review, Training, Education
As of this time, we do not offer any review for this exam.