Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing Contractor License (TN CMC-A)

Pursuing a career in the construction field? Study at home for your Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing Contractor License (TN CMC-A) with our fully online, easy to take, and self-paced course.

Tennessee Mechanical Plumbing Contractor License (TN CMC-A)
Steps to Success

1. Take the online course at your convenience.
2. At the end of the course, print your certificate of completion.

Exam Review Option Includes
Study Tips
Instructor Support
Highlighting Guides
Practice Exams
Instructor Information
iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
1 Year of Access

Course Fee: $199.00

About This License

A licensed plumber in Tennessee can perform all aspects of plumbing, utility connections, irrigation systems, as well as gas piping to water heaters, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gas grills, and swimming pool heaters.


Our training is written by Subject Matter Experts and built by Instructional Designers.

No Pass, No Pay

If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee. Conditions do apply.

Flexible & Self Paced

Simply login and out as needed. We track your progress.

Mobile Compatible

Our training is built on HTML5 - so you can take it with on your tablet or smartphone.

Lowest Price

We will beat ANY price by 10% for a similar program.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

A Plumbing Contractors license is required in Tennessee for projects that do exceed $25,000. For plumbing projects that do not exceed $25,000, candidates are required to obtain at least a Limited Licensed Plumber license.

  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • To sit for the exam, you must be pre-approved by documenting 3 years of experience.
  • Workers Compensation is required

General liability insurance requirements are based on your monetary limit.

  • If your monetary limit is up to $500,000, you will need to provide $100,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is $500,001 - $1,500,000, you will need to provide $500,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000 you will need to provide $1,000,000 coverage

Exam Review, Training, Education

Online Training: The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. Also, there is an extensive math and plans analysis portion. The program narrated and animated.

Online Course: $199

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.

  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 110 questions and a 295 minute time limit
  • 73% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $57.
  • Topics on the exam include general knowledge and math; general requirements pertaining to administration, 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 waste; traps, cleanouts, and interceptors; isometric analysis; gas appliances and piping; and OSHA safety.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Applying to Get Your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors by calling 1-800-544-7693. The licensing and application fee is $250.00.

Reciprocity Agreement

Tennessee has limited reciprocity agreement with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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