Requirements to Obtaining your License
A Plumbing Contractors License is required in West Virginia when the project exceeds $1,000.
- Anyone seeking to become a contractor in West Virginia is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
- Proof of workers compensation, tax registration, and employment security coverage is required.
- Licenses are good for one year.
Work that can be Done Under this License
1. Master plumber means a person with at least twelve thousand (12,000) hours of plumbing work experience and who is competent to design plumbing systems, and to instruct and supervise the plumbing work of journeyman plumbers, and plumbers in training.
2. Journeyman plumber means a person qualified by at least eight thousand hours (8,000) of plumbing or related experience and who is competent to instruct and supervise the work of a plumber in training.
3. Plumber in training means a person with interest in and an aptitude for performing plumbing work but who alone is not capable of performing plumbing work, and who has fewer than eight thousand hours (8,000) of plumbing experience.
Applying to get your License
- An application for licensure can be obtained from the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board by calling 1-304-558-7890. The licensing and application fee is $90.
Reciprocity is considered on a case by case basis.
There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.
- To schedule your exam, contact ProV at 1-866-720-7768.
- 80 questions and an 3 hour time limit
- 70% is required to pass the exam
- The exam fee is $42.
- Topics on the exam include general knowledge, code requirements, plumbing fixtures, waste piping, sanitary vents, fuel gas, safety-OSHA, and isometrics.
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
- Plumbing Basics for Contractors