Virginia Licensing Overview for a Plumber
Licensing for a plumber in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.
General Guidelines for a Plumber in Virginia
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 four years of experience, with another 240 hours of formal training. More than four years of experience can substitute for training hours, with one year of experience being worth 80 hours of training, up to 200 hours. Or, you must show proof of two years of experience, with an associated degree or certificate of completion of a two-year education program from an accredited college. Or, you must show proof of one year of experience, with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related engineering field. Or, you must have ten years of experience.
• Master Plumber – You must have one year of experience as a licensed journeyman. Or, you must have ten years of overall experience.
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?
License expires every 2 years
What are fees associated with licensing?