North Carolina Licensing Overview for a Plumber

Licensing for a plumber in North Carolina is controlled by the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing.

General Guidelines for a Plumber in North Carolina

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?

Plumbers must hold a state license to work in North Carolina. The license is awarded by the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors. You must show proof of two full years of experience. Up to half of the experience can be substituted with academic or technical training. You must pass a trade exam, as well as a business and law exam.

What’s the state licensing site for a plumber?

North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing

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 annually

What are fees associated with licensing?



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