Oregon Licensing Overview for a Plumber

Licensing for a plumber in Oregon is controlled by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

General Guidelines for a Plumber in Oregon

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?

As a plumber, you must have a state license to work in Oregon. The license is awarded by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division. To be eligible for a journeyman plumber license, you must have completed a four-year registered apprenticeship program or have completed 576 hours of classroom training, and have proof of 3,850 hours of commercial and 3,850 hours of residential experience as a journeyman or apprentice plumber. You must pass an exam.

What’s the state licensing site for a plumber?

Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services

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 two years

What are fees associated with licensing?