Massachusetts Licensing Overview for a Plumber

Licensing for a plumber in Massachusetts is controlled by the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters.

General Guidelines for a Plumber in Massachusetts

Specific requirements to perform plumbing 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?

• Apprentice Plumber – You must be at least 16 years of age.

• Journeyman Plumber – You must have worked for at least 8,500 hours as a licensed apprentice under the supervision of a licensed master plumber or under the supervision of a license journeyman plumber who is employed by a master plumber. You must also have completed at least 550 hours of plumbing theory. You must pass an exam.

• Master Plumber – You must have held a journeyman plumbing license for at least one year and have completed at least 100 hours of advanced plumbing theory in an accredited course. You must also pass an exam.

What’s the state licensing site for a plumber?

Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

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?

License expires every 2 years

What are fees associated with licensing?