California Licensing Overview for a Plumber
Licensing for a plumber in California is controlled by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board.
General Guidelines for a Plumber in California
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?
The Plumbing Contractor license is a C-36 classification which is awarded by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board. A license is required for any work worth $500 or more. You must show proof of four years of experience at a journeyman level or as a foreman, supervising employee, contractor or owner-builder. You must have a $15,000 bond. You must pass a law and business exam, as well as a trade exam. You may also require a Hazardous Substance Removal Certification to install and/or remove underground storage tanks or other hazardous substance removal work. This will also require you to pass an exam.
What’s the state licensing site for a plumber?
What are some training programs available for a plumber?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
Check with local governing body for updated details.
What are fees associated with licensing?