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Alabama Plumbing License (Master/Journeyman)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Pre-approval is not required to sit for this examination and there are no requirements for continuing education.
  • Applicants must have been registered as an Apprentice with the Board for at least two years or have completed a Board-approved Apprentice program.
  • Masters are required to obtain a $2,000.00 surety bond at the local level in the county where work is being done.
  • Journeyman is not required by the State to carry a bond or insurance.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

Journeyman Plumber: any person who engages in or works at the actual installation, repair, or replacement of plumbing systems and works under the supervision of a Master.

Master Plumber: any individual who engages or proposes to engage in the business of contracting to do, or to superintending the installation, maintenance, or repair of plumbing, or both.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

Applicants are required to submit a credit report and document experience on the application The license fee is $205.00. The processing time is approx. 60 days. Applications must be submitted 30 days before the next scheduled board meeting. The board meets once per month.


Reciprocity Agreements

Alabama has no reciprocity agreements for this license. Applicants with an active license in another state may use that license to qualify to take this exam; otherwise all applicants must start at the Apprentice level.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

As of this time, there is no continuing education for this license.


Exam Details

  • The exam is open-book, with 70 questions and a 3-hour time limit. (Journeyman)
  • The exam is open-book, with 100 questions and a 4-hour time limit. (Master)
  • Exams happen approximately once every quarter.
  • The exam fee for Journeyman is $100.
  • The exam fee for Master is $150.
  • Topics include general trade knowledge and the information contained in the International Plumbing Code.(Journeyman) Plumbing Fixtures and Terminology (Master)
    Plumbing Fundamentals (Master)
    Traps, Cleanouts and Interceptors (Master)
    Drainage Requirements (Master)
    Vent Requirements (Master)
    Water Distribution (Master)
    Plan and Analysis (Master)
  • To schedule your exams, contact PTI at 1-205-945-4857.


Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • International Plumbing Code 2009

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time, we offer review for this exam by online practice tests. Each time you take a test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. To order, click the Buy Now link below or call 800-952-0910.

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