Getting a license to become a plumber NYC comes with strict requirements. The requirements differ between states and cities. Each location comes with requirements that an individual must meet.
Plumbing NYC does not require a license if you want to be an Apprentice Plumber. Registration is needed to be a Journeyman Plumber. If you would like to be a Master Plumber, a license must be obtained.
Master Plumbers must be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to read, write, and understand English. Good moral character is a prerequisite.
Those who wish to become a licensed plumber will need a certain amount of experience. There are different levels of experience that applicants can meet. Those who have a total of seven years of experience qualify. Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in engineering need five years of experience only. Licensed professionals in engineering or architecture need three years of experience.
All those looking to acquire a license will need to pass a written and practical exam. There is a $525 fee for the written exam. The practical exam comes with a $350 fee. Once the written test is passed, then the practical exam can be taken.
One last requirement is the passing of a background investigation. Personal information, application, and two checks need to be sent to the Licensing Unit of the NYC Department of Buildings.