How to Get a California Plumber License

  1. Meet the minimum experience requirements:
    1. Have at least 4 years experience performing or supervising plumbing work
    2. Possess a Social Security number or ITIN
    3. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Submit a completed application for licensure with applicable fees
  3. Qualifying Party must take and pass exams
Plumbing Exam Preps

California Plumber Exam Prep

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California 2019 Class C-36 Plumbing Contractor Exam Prep

12 Hour Video Exam Prep Course 
This course will prepare students for the Plumbing C-36 portion of the exam and is based on the California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and the cited resources and provides a breakdown of each of the exam topics, followed by hundreds of practice questions.


"I am a Journeyman Plumber in Colorado. I have wanted to get my master license for a while, but having three kids it’s been difficult with time. I found this course online and my employer backed me on taking it. I highly recommend this course."

- Aaron Hill, CO

Exam Prep by Topic

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Plumbing Estimating and Bidding Work Sheets

Downloadable Spreadsheets
This downloadable package includes a pricing template and worksheet that will help you properly bid work, increase margins, grow your business, and precisely account for labor and material costs so you can provide accurate estimates.

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Master Plumber Isometrics | Individual Prep Course

3 Hour Video Course
This course provides plumbers with plans and drawings that require more advanced skills for laying out complicated isometric drawings and is applicable to any plumbing code.

Pricing Plumbing for Profit | Individual Prep Course

2 Hour Video Course
Learn how to accurately account for all your expenses and apply those costs to an estimate in this step-by-step tutorial. A downloadable worksheet and template is also included.

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Plan Reading | Individual Prep Course

1 Hour Video Course
This course outlines the general layout of both residential and commercial plans, detailing schedules, legends, symbols and engineering instructions.

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Plumbing Math | Individual Prep Course

1 Hour Video Course 
This course will walk you through the basics of plumbing math.  Included are practice equations and formulas that you can work independently.

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Plumbing Fitting Copper Piping | Individual Prep Course

1 Hour Video Course 
This course will walk you through the process of measuring, fitting, and soldering copper piping.

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Plumbing Vents | Individual Prep Course

1 Hour Video Course
This course outlines code related requirements that govern the materials, design, construction and installation of vent systems and the most important aspects of the plumbing code.

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Plumbing Isometric Basics | Individual Prep Course

.5 Hour Video Course
This course will walk you through the process of laying out an isometric drawing, and includes printable practice drawings.