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Journeyman License

All examinations are held in January, April, July and October of every year at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana’s Administrative office, 11304 Cloverland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
*Examination dates are subject to change due to conditions beyond the control of the Board.

What do you need to qualify for the Journeyman Exam?

As of January 1 ,2017, to qualify for examination, you must have completed an approved apprenticeship program. Please contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission to find an approved program near you.

What is a Temporary Work Permit and how can you receive one?

The applicant must be deemed eligible for examination and scheduled for an examination before a permit can be issued. This permit will allow the applicant to work as a Journeyman Plumber until the date of the examination. If an applicant fails the examination, no other permit can be issued. Each applicant is only able to receive one (1) permit per lifetime.
To obtain a Temporary Work permit, submit the Permit Issuance Form (Fourth page in the Journeyman Application) and send it in with a check or money order for $75.00.
*The Temporary Work Permit is NOT mandatory. If you do not want one you do not need to fill out the form or pay for it.

What happens after the State Plumbing Board receives my application?

Applicants are scheduled in order in which they are APPROVED.
This application must be legibly completed in its entirety by the applicant, properly signed and dated, include a 2 x 2 photo attached and witnessed before a Notary Public with a check or money order in the amount of $135 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)
*  Any application that does not meet these requirements will result in a delay in processing the application for the next available exam.

The State Plumbing Board will mail out test letters to everyone scheduled for each exam thirty (30) days before exams.

NEED TO KNOW:

  1. If the applicant has an address change between the time he/she sent in their application and the time they could be scheduled, it is the applicants responsibility to notify the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.
  2. NO Applicant should appear for the examination unless he/she has received a notice from the Board.
  3. The Notice must be presented at the time of examination. Applicants will also be required to show photo identification before being allowed to take the examination.
  4. If an applicant does not appear for the scheduled examination or cancels less than 30 days prior, the exam fee will be forfeited.
  5. If an applicant withdraws an application 30 days prior to the examination, 50% of the examination fee will be retained for administrative cost.

What happens if I pass/fail my exam?

If you pass:

Each applicant will be notified of their passing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.
Upon passing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete the appropriate Initial License form and return it with a $50.00 fee for his/her license.
Passing scores are only valid for ninety (90) days. If an applicant fails to send in the appropriate form and payment within the ninety (90) days, the applicant will forfeit their scores and will have to retake the entire examination.
*Each license holder will be responsible for taking continuing education each year through an (approved program) and renewing their license before December 31 of each year.

If you fail:

Each applicant will be notified of their failing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.
Upon failing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete a retake form, in order to be scheduled for examination.
If an applicant passes one part but not the other, the passing score will be good for one (1) year. The applicant must take the exam again within that year in order to keep the passing score.

What books are necessary for the Journeyman Plumber Examination?

2000 Edition Louisiana Plumbing Code
This reference is available through:
WebSite:

http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/Free_Resources/louisiana/Louisiana_main.html

Master License

All examinations are held in February, May, August, and November at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana Administrative Office, 11304 Cloverland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
*Examination dates are subject to change due to conditions beyond the control of the Board.

What do you need to qualify for the Master Exam?

To qualify for examination, you must have a current Louisiana Journeyman Plumbing License. (Download Application)

What happens after the State Plumbing Board receives my application?

Applicants are scheduled in the order in which your application is approved. All applications must be submitted and approved no less than thirty (30) days before any scheduled exam. The first page of the Master Plumber Application must be signed and dated. The Master Plumber application must be legibly completed in its entirety by the applicant , properly signed and dated, include a 2″ x 2″ photograph attached in the upper right hand corner of the application, and witnessed before a Notary Public with a check or money order in the amount of $110.00 ($100.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge). Once the Master Plumber Application has been received and approved, the applicant will be scheduled for the next available exam. The State Plumbing Board will mail out test letters to everyone scheduled for each exam thirty (30) days before exams.
*ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE. An incomplete application will result in a delay in processing your application for the next scheduled Master Plumber examination.

NEED TO KNOW:

  1. If the applicant has an address change between the time he/she sent in their application and the time they could be scheduled, it is the applicants responsibility to notify the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.
  2. NO Applicant should appear for the examination unless he/she has received a notice from the Board.
  3. The Notice must be presented at the time of examination. Applicants will also be required to show photo identification before being allowed to take the examination.
  4. If an applicant does not appear for the scheduled examination, the exam fee will be forfeited.
  5. If an applicant withdraws an application prior to the examination, 50% of the examination fee will be retained for administrative cost.

What happens if I pass/fail my exam?

If you pass:

Each applicant will be notified of their passing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon passing the examination, an applicant will be notified with a PASS LETTER and a notification to complete the appropriate Initial License green form and return it with a $190.00 Active/$40.00 InActive Fee for his/her first license along with a Notice for an Active Master Plumber regarding signage, vehicle, and advertising regulations.
Passing scores are only valid for ninety (90) days. If an applicant fails to send in the appropriate form and payment within the ninety (90) days, the applicant will forfeit their scores and will have to retake the entire examination at their expense.

*Each license holder will be responsible for taking continuing education each year through an approved provider and renewing his/her license each year before December 31st to avoid delinquent fees.

If you fail:

Each applicant will be notified of their failing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon failing the examination, an applicant will be notified with a FAIL LETTER and a notification to complete a retake form, in order to be scheduled for the next available examination.

What books are necessary for the Master Plumber Examination?

1.) Title 51 Public Health Sanitary Code (Part XIII)
Office of State Register
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
(225) 342-5015

2.) 2000 Louisiana Plumbing Code

Website: http://www.ecodes.biz/ecodes_support/Free_Resources/louisiana/Louisiana_main.html

3.) NASCLA Louisiana Master Plumbers Guide to Business Law & Project Management 1st Edition
NASCLA Publications, Inc.
23309 N. 17th Drive, Suite 110
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
www.nascla.org (Web Site)
(623) 587-9519
(623) 587-9625 (Fax)
*Orders can be made by phone or mail.

WSPS Endorsement

In order to apply for the Water Supply Protection Specialist Endorsement, you must have either a Journeyman, Master or Landscape Irrigation license. (Landscape Irrigation license is through the Department of Agriculture and Forestry)
You must also complete a W.S.P.S Certification Program through one of our approved providers. (WSPS approved provider list)

Once you have met these requirements, you must completely fill out our Water Supply Protection Specialist Application (WSPS app), have it notarized and send it in with a 2 x 2 photo, copies of your certificate of completion from the approved program and a check or money order in the amount of $20.00.
When your Water Supply Protection Specialist Endorsement application is received by the State Plumbing Board it could take up to two weeks before you receive your new license with the endorsement added.

*All applications must be approved by the Executive Director.
*All applicants are responsible for making sure they are recertified every three years.

Medical Gas License

In order to apply for a Medical Gas license through the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana you must first complete a certification course through one of our approved Medical Gas providers (Medical Gas approved provider list)

Once you have met these requirements, you must completely fill out our Medical Gas Application (Med Gas app), have it notarized and send it in with a 2 x 2 photo, copies of your certificate of completion from the approved program and a check or money order in the amount of $40.00.

When your Medical Gas application is received by the State Plumbing Board it could take up to two weeks before you receive your license.

*All applications must be approved by the Executive Director.
*All applicants are responsible for making sure they are re-certified every three years.

  • What is a Tradesman License?

A Tradesman Plumber License allows a person to repair existing plumbing systems and is licensed by the board to repair existing plumbing systems in one– and two-family dwellings at the direction of a master plumber and without the supervision of a journeyman plumber. (Repair shall mean and be limited to the performance of repairs to existing plumbing, the clearing of stoppages or repairing leaks.) No Tradesman Plumber License shall permit any tradesman plumber to do the work of a journeyman plumber.

  • What do you need to qualify for the Tradesman Exam?

As of January 1 ,2017, to qualify for examination, you must hold a current apprenticeship registration through the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana and have performed 2 years or 4,000 hours of manual labor of plumbing under the direct, constant, on-the-job supervision of a journeyman or master plumber licensed by the board.

  • The Tradesman Plumber License includes both a written exam and a two (2) part practical exam.

Written Examination Description:

Open Book Examination, consisting of eighty (80) multiple-choice questions.

Passing Grade: Eighty Percent (70%) Sixty-four (56) questions answered correctly.

Allotted Time for Written Exam: Three (3) Hours

Referenced Materials and Supplies Allowed During Testing: Bound Code Books, Calculators, and Pencils (No Loose Pages, Note Pads, Sticky Notes, Cellphones or Recording Capable Devices)

 

 

  • What referenced materials are necessary for the Tradesman Plumber Examination?
  1. International Plumbing Code (IPC) 2012 Edition (As Amended by LAC 17:I, Chapter 1 Section 107, October 2016)

For Purchase from ICC: http://shop.iccsafe.org/2012-international-plumbing-code-ipc.html

  1. Louisiana State Revised Statutes RS 37:1252 – 1378, RS 40:4 – 1730.53, RS (Current 03/17) http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/laws_Toc.aspx?folder=75&level=Parent
  1. Louisiana Title 46, Professional and Occupational Standards, Part LV. Plumbers (05/17)

http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/lac/46v55/46v55.doc

  1. Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 17, Construction, Part I. Uniform Construction Code (NOI 10/2016) http://www.doa.la.gov/osr/LAC/17/17.doc
  1. ATMOS Energy Website, Bulletin: ATMO-15-009 Atmos Cross Bore Brochure_02mg.indd 5-8

https://www.atmosenergy.com/safety/cross-bore

  1. Common Ground Alliance (CGA) 811 Website http://call811.com/

http://call811.com/before-you-dig/do-i-really-need-call

  1. National Electrical Code (NEC) 2011 Edition

For Purchase from NFPA:

Practical Examination Description:

Task Oriented Projects Focused on Evaluating Service and Repair Skillsets of a Tradesman Plumber:

Allotted Time for Practical Exam: A total of Thirty (30) Minutes (Fifteen (15) Minutes per Practical)

Total Combined Time for Examination: Three (3) Hours and Thirty (30) Minutes.

Referenced Materials and Tools Allowed During Testing: Code Books, Measuring Tape, Calculator, and Pencil. (No Cellphones or any Recording Capable Devices)

  • When are the Tradesman Exams administered?

The first exam in 2017 will be held on September 9th. All examinations for 2018 will be held in May and November at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana’s Administrative office, 11304 Cloverland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

*Examination dates are subject to change due to conditions beyond the control of the Board.

  • What happens after the State Plumbing Board receives my application?

First time and returning applicants must submit applications no less than thirty (30) days prior to any scheduled examination. Applicants are scheduled in the order in which they are APPROVED.

This application must be legibly completed in its entirety by the applicant, properly signed and dated, include a 2 x 2 photo attached and witnessed before a Notary Public with a check or money order in the amount of $135 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

*  Any application that does not meet these requirements will result in a delay in processing the application for the next available exam.

The State Plumbing Board will mail out test letters to everyone scheduled for each exam thirty (30) days before exams.

  • NEED TO KNOW:

If the applicant has an address change between the time he/she sent in their application and the time they could be scheduled, it is the applicants’ responsibility to notify the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.

NO Applicant should appear for the examination unless he/she has received a notice from the Board.

The Notice must be presented at the time of examination. Applicants will also be required to show photo identification before being allowed to take the examination.

If an applicant does not appear for the scheduled examination or cancels less than thirty (30) days prior, the exam fee will be forfeited.

If an applicant withdraws an application thirty (30) days prior to the examination, fifty percent (50%)of the examination fee will be retained for administrative cost.

  • What happens if I pass/fail my exam?

If you pass:

Each applicant will be notified of their passing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon passing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete the appropriate Initial License form and return it with a $50.00 fee for his/her license.

Passing scores are only valid for ninety (90) days. If an applicant fails to send in the appropriate form and payment within the ninety (90) days, the applicant will forfeit their scores and will have to retake the entire examination.

*Each license holder will be responsible for taking continuing education each year through an (approved program) and renewing their license before December 31 of each year.

If you fail:

Each applicant will be notified of their failing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon failing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete a retake form in order to be scheduled for examination.

If an applicant passes one part but not the other, the passing score will be good for one (1) year. The applicant must take the exam again within that year in order to keep the passing score.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO TEST. THOSE WHO PRE-QUALIFY PLEASE SEE THE RESOURCES TAB AND CHOOSE THE JOURNEYMAN NATURAL GAS FORM FOR PRE-QUALIFICATIONS. THE PRE-QUALIFICATION PERIOD IS FROM JAN 1, 2017 – DEC 31, 2017.

  • What is a Journeyman Natural gas fitters license?

A journeyman natural gas fitter is a person who possesses the necessary qualifications and knowledge to install, alter and/or repair natural gas systems; is licensed as such by the board; is supervised by a master gas fitter; and is in the employ of an employing entity. You will have from January1st 2017 – December 31st, 2017 to pre-qualify for the license without having to take the exam. If  you pre-qualify please print the applicable application from our website. If you do not pre-qualify and must take the exam, please see below and contact our office to request an exam application

  • What do you need to qualify for a Journeyman Natural Gas license?

 

To qualify for examination, you must be registered as an apprentice through the State Plumbing Board and must have performed manual labor of gas fitting in a two (2) year training period under the direct on-the-job supervision of a licensed gas fitter OR hold a current plumbing license. If you are applying through an apprenticeship program you will only need to complete the first page and have the second page notarized. (You will not complete the vouchers) If you are applying with a current plumbing license you will need to complete both pages and have the application notarized.

  • The Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter Exam includes a one (1) part written exam.

Written Examination Description: Open Book Examination, consisting of Eighty (80) multiple-choice questions.

Passing Grade: Seventy Percent (70%) Fifty-Six (56) questions answered correctly.

Allotted Time for Written Exam: Three (3) Hours

Referenced Materials and Supplies Allowed During Testing: Bound (Referenced) Code Books, Calculators, and Pencils (No Loose Pages, Note Pads, Sticky Notes, Cellphones or Recording Capable Devices)

Total Combined Time for Examination: Three (3) Hours

 

  • What reference materials are necessary for the Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter Examination?

– International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 2012 Edition

Free Viewable Code Link: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/toc/354/

For Purchase from ICC: http://shop.iccsafe.org/2012-international-fuel-gas-code-1.html

  • When are the Journeyman Natural Gas Fitter exams administered?

The exam for 2017 will be held in September. All 2018 examinations will be held in March, June, September and December of every year at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana’s Administrative Office, 11304 Cloverland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

*Examination dates are subject to change due to conditions beyond the control of the Board.

  • What happens after the State Plumbing Board receives my application?

First time and returning applicants must submit applications no less than thirty (30) days prior to any scheduled examination. Applicants are scheduled in the order in which they are APPROVED.

This application must be legibly completed in its entirety by the applicant, properly signed and dated, include a 2 x 2 photo attached and witnessed before a Notary Public with a check or money order in the amount of $135 ($125.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

*  Any application that does not meet these requirements will result in a delay in processing the application for the next available exam.

The State Plumbing Board will mail out test letters to everyone scheduled for each exam thirty (30) days before exams.

  • Need to Know:

If the applicant has an address change between the time he/she sent in their application and the time they could be scheduled, it is the applicants’ responsibility to notify the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.

NO Applicant should appear for the examination unless he/she has received a notice from the Board.

The Notice must be presented at the time of examination. Applicants will also be required to show photo identification before being allowed to take the examination.

If an applicant does not appear for the scheduled examination or cancels less than thirty (30) days prior, the exam fee will be forfeited.

If an applicant withdraws an application thirty (30) days prior to the examination, fifty percent (50%) of the examination fee will be retained for administrative cost.

  • What happens if I pass/fail my exam?

If you pass:

Each applicant will be notified of their passing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon passing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete the appropriate Initial License form and return it with a $50.00 fee for his/her license.

Passing scores are only valid for ninety (90) days. If an applicant fails to send in the appropriate form and payment within the ninety (90) days, the applicant will forfeit their scores and will have to retake the entire examination.

*Each license holder will be responsible for taking continuing education each year through an (approved program) and renewing their license before December 31 of each year.

If you fail:

Each applicant will be notified of their failing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon failing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete a retake form in order to be scheduled for examination.

If an applicant passes one part but not the other, the passing score will be good for one (1) year. The applicant must take the exam again within that year in order to keep the passing score.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO TEST. THOSE WHO PRE-QUALIFY PLEASE SEE THE RESOURCES TAB AND CHOOSE THE MASTER NATURAL GAS FORM FOR PRE-QUALIFICATIONS. THE PRE-QUALIFICATION PERIOD IS FROM JAN 1, 2017 – DEC 31, 2017.

  • What is a Master Natural Gas Fitter License?

A Master Natural Gas Fitter is a person who possesses the necessary qualifications and knowledge to plan and lay out natural gas systems, supervises gas fitters in the installation, alteration, and/or repair of natural gas systems and is licensed as such by the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana. You will have from January 1st 2017 – December 31st, 2017 to pre-qualify for the license without having to take the exam. If  you pre-qualify please print the applicable application from our website. If you do not pre-qualify and must take the exam, please see below and contact our office to request an exam application.

  • What do you need to qualify for the Master Natural Gas Fitter Exam?

To qualify for examination, you must hold a current Natural Gas Fitter License (journeyman) and submit an application OR hold a current Licensing Board for Contractors Mechanical Work (statewide) license OR hold a current license issued by the Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board certifying or registering he/she as a professional engineer. Both Mechanical Work and Engineer license holders must produce a copy of a current license when applying.

  • The Master Natural Gas Fitter Exam includes a two (2) part written exam.

Part 1 Written Examination Description: Open Book Examination, consisting of eighty (80) multiple-choice questions.

Passing Grade: Seventy Percent (70%) Fifty-Six (56) questions answered correctly.

Allotted Time for Part 1 Written Exam: Three (3) Hours

Part 2 Written Examination Description: Open Book Examination, consisting of forty (40) multiple-choice questions.

Passing Grade: Seventy  Percent (70%) Twenty-Eight (28) questions answered correctly.

Allotted Time for Part 2 Written Exam: One (1) Hour

Referenced Materials and Supplies Allowed During Testing: Bound (Referenced) Code Books, Calculators, and Pencils (No Loose Pages, Note Pads, Sticky Notes, Cellphones or Recording Capable Devices)

Total Combined Time for Examination: Four (4) Hours

 

  • What referenced materials are necessary for the Master Natural Gas fitter Examination?

Part 1 – International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) 2012 Edition

Free Viewable Code Link: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/toc/354/

For Purchase from ICC: http://shop.iccsafe.org/2012-international-fuel-gas-code-1.html

Part 2 – NASCLA Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, SPBLA, 1st Edition

For Purchase from NASCLA:

https://nascla.site-ym.com/store/ViewProduct.aspx?id=7547430

 

 

  • When are the Master Natural Gas Fitter exams administered?

The exam for 2017 will be held in September. All 2018 examinations will be held in February, May, August and November of every year at the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana’s Administrative office, 11304 Cloverland Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

*Examination dates are subject to change due to conditions beyond the control of the Board.

  • What happens after the State Plumbing Board receives my application?

First time and returning applicants must submit applications no less than thirty (30) days prior to any scheduled examination. Applicants are scheduled in the order in which they are APPROVED.

This application must be legibly completed in its entirety by the applicant, properly signed and dated, include a 2 x 2 photo attached and witnessed before a Notary Public with a check or money order in the amount of $110 ($100.00 Exam Fee + $10.00 Processing Charge)

*  Any application that does not meet these requirements will result in a delay in processing the application for the next available exam.

The State Plumbing Board will mail out test letters to everyone scheduled for each exam thirty (30) days before exams.

  • Need to Know:

If the applicant has an address change between the time he/she sent in their application and the time they could be scheduled, it is the applicants’ responsibility to notify the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana.

NO Applicant should appear for the examination unless he/she has received a notice from the Board.

The Notice must be presented at the time of examination. Applicants will also be required to show photo identification before being allowed to take the examination.

If an applicant does not appear for the scheduled examination or cancels less than thirty (30) days prior, the exam fee will be forfeited.

If an applicant withdraws an application thirty (30) days prior to the examination, fifty percent (50%) of the examination fee will be retained for administrative cost.

  • What happens if I pass/fail my exam?

If you pass:

Each applicant will be notified of their passing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon passing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete the appropriate Initial License form and return it with a $190.00 fee for Active or $40.00 fee for inactive for his/her license.

Passing scores are only valid for ninety (90) days. If an applicant fails to send in the appropriate form and payment within the ninety (90) days, the applicant will forfeit their scores and will have to retake the entire examination.

*Each license holder will be responsible for taking continuing education each year through an (approved program) and renewing their license before December 31 of each year.

If you fail:

Each applicant will be notified of their failing scores through the mail. It can take up to two (2) weeks to receive your scores in the mail. No test scores will be given over the phone.

Upon failing the examination, an applicant will be notified to complete a retake form in order to be scheduled for examination.

If an applicant passes one part but not the other, the passing score will be good for one (1) year. The applicant must take the exam again within that year in order to keep the passing score.