Alaska Licensing Overview for a Plumber

Licensing for a plumber in Alaska is controlled by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

General Guidelines for a Plumber in Alaska

Specific requirements to perform plumber services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a plumber license?

• Journeyman Plumber – You must show proof of 8,000 hours of work experience in the installation of commercial or residential plumbing. You can substitute up to 1,000 hours of related education for work experience.

• Plumber Gas License – You must show proof of 4,000 hours of work experience with at least 2,000 hours being in the installation of fuel gas piping. Up to 500 hours of education can be substituted for work experience.

• Plumber Utility License – You must show proof of 1,000 hours of installation of water, sewer or storm lines. You can substitute up to 125 hours of education for experience.

What’s the state licensing site for a plumber?

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

What are some training programs available for a plumber?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Licinse expired more than 90 days but less than 2-years

What are fees associated with licensing?