How to Get a Nevada Journeyman Plumber License

  1. Meet one of the following minimum experience requirements:
    • Have 4 years in a state registered accredited apprenticeship OR
    • 8,000 hours of substantiated experience in the plumbing trade
  2. Complete and submit an application for certification
  3. Wait for approval
  4. Take and pass your exam

How to Get a Nevada Master Plumber License

  1. Meet the minimum experience requirements:
    • Have a valid NBOPE Nevada Journeyman Plumber license for 1 year (or 2,000 hours)
  2. Complete and submit an application for certification
  3. Wait for approval
  4. Take and pass your exam

Nevada Plumber Renewal Requirements

Renewal Deadline: Your license must be recertified by the expiration date on your card.

Continuing Education: Certificates may be renewed by taking either an 8 hour seminar* or a 40 question open book test online.

*Our courses are not currently approved for continuing education in Nevada

Frequently Asked Questions

General Nevada Plumber Licensing FAQs

Getting Licensed

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Nevada?

  • Journeyman
  • Master

What fees are associated with becoming a plumber in Nevada?

Journeyman
  • Application: $205
  • Certification/Exam: $125
  • Renewal
    • Exam: $40
    • Seminar: $30
Master
  • Application: $205
  • Certification/Exam: $125
  • Renewal
    • Exam: $40
    • Seminar: $30

Renewing a License

When do I need to renew my Nevada plumbing license?

Your license must be recertified by the expiration date on your card.

How do I renew my plumbing license in Nevada?

  1. You must complete either the 8 hour seminar or the 40 question online test
  2. Submit completion certificates along with your renewal application and fee to NITC.

Do I need continuing education to renew my plumbing license in Nevada?

Certificates may be renewed by taking either:

  • An 8 hour seminar* by an IAPMO certified instructor OR
  • A 40 question open book test online

*Our courses are not currently approved for plumbing recertification in Nevada.

Nevada Journeyman FAQs

How do I get my journeyman plumbing license in Nevada?

  1. Meet one of the following minimum experience requirements:
    1. Have 4 years in a state registered accredited apprenticeship OR
    2. 8,000 hours of substantiated experience in the plumbing trade
  2. Complete and submit an application for certification
  3. Wait for approval
  4. Take and pass your exam

What fees are associated with becoming a journeyman plumber in Nevada?

  • Application: $205
  • Certification/Exam: $125
  • Renewal
    • Exam: $40
    • Seminar: $30

What can I expect from the Nevada journeyman plumbing exam?

The exam consists of two parts, and you must receive 75% or better to pass.

Part 1:

  • Open book
  • 2 hour time limit
  • 50 questions

Part 2:

  • Close book
  • 2 hour time limit
  • 100 questions

The Journeyman Plumber Examination is based on the following content areas. Next to each subject heading is shown the approximate percentage of questions in the exam for that subject area.

  • Installation Standards, Administration, Definitions & General Regulations 20%
  • Fixtures and Fixture Fittings, Water Heaters, Indirect Wastes, and Traps & Interceptors 17.33%
  • Sanitary Drainage, Vents, & Storm Drainage Related Drawings 39.33%
  • Water Supply & Related Drawings 10.67%
  • Fuel Gas & Related Drawings 12.67%

What does your journeyman plumber exam prep cover?

  • Administration
  • Definitions
  • General Regulations
  • Plumbing Math
  • Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Supply & Distribution
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Vents
  • Traps, Interceptors and Separators
  • Storm Drainage
  • Appendices
  • Hands-On Practical Application

Where can I take the Nevada journeyman plumber exam?

PSI has nationwide examination centers. You will be provided with the locations upon scheduling your exams

How do I know if I passed the Nevada journeyman plumber exam?

You will receive your exam results immediately after completing the test.

What happens if I fail my exam?

Candidates can re-take the exam if they fail for an additional $125.00 fee.

Nevada Master FAQs

How do I get my master plumbing license in Nevada?

  1. Meet the minimum experience requirements:
    1. Have a valid NBOPE Nevada Journeyman Plumber license for 1 year (or 2,000 hours)
  2. Complete and submit an application for certification
  3. Wait for approval
  4. Take and pass your exam

What fees are associated with becoming a master plumber in Nevada?

  • Application: $205
  • Certification/Exam: $125
  • Renewal
    • Exam: $40
    • Seminar: $30

What can I expect from the Nevada master plumbing exam?

The exam consists of two parts, and you must receive 75% or better to pass.

Part 1:

  • Open book
  • 2 hour time limit
  • 50 questions

Part 2:

  • Close book
  • 2 hour time limit
  • 100 questions

The Master Plumber Examination is based on the following content areas. Next to each subject heading is shown the approximate percentage of questions in the exam for that subject area.

  • Installation Standards, Administration, Definitions & General Regulations 14%
  • Fixtures and Fixture Fittings, Water Heaters, Indirect Wastes, and Traps & Interceptors 24.67%
  • Sanitary Drainage, Vents, & Storm Drainage Related Drawings 34.67%
  • Water Supply & Related Drawings 18.67%
  • Fuel Gas & Related Drawings 8%

What can I expect from your Nevada master plumber exam prep?

  • Administration
  • Definitions
  • General Regulations
  • Plumbing Math
  • Fixtures, Faucets and Fixture Fittings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Supply & Distribution
  • Sanitary Drainage
  • Indirect and Special Waste
  • Vents
  • Traps, Interceptors and Separators
  • Storm Drainage
  • Appendices
  • Hands-On Practical Application

Where can I take the Nevada master plumber exam?

PSI has nationwide examination centers. You will be provided with the locations upon scheduling your exams

How do I know if I passed the Nevada master plumber exams?

You will receive your exam results immediately after completing the test.

What happens if I fail my exam?

Candidates can re-take the exam if they fail for an additional $125.00 fee.

Continuing Education & Professional Development FAQs

What continuing education is required to renew my Nevada plumber license?

Certificates may be renewed by taking either:

  • An 8 hour seminar by an IAPMO certified instructor OR
  • A 40 question open book test online

Who submits my Nevada plumbing continuing education course completions to the state?

Students are required to submit their course completion certificate or online test scores along with their application.

Are your continuing education courses approved for credit in the state of Nevada?

Our courses are not currently approved for plumbing continuing education in Nevada.

What is professional development?

Things in the plumbing industry change often. As a professional in your trade it is important to keep your knowledge base up to date so you can make practical decisions for your business. Professional development courses are designed to help you improve your industry knowledge. Whether you are looking for information on new avenues to pursue in your business, wanting to brush up on best practices, or are just interested in learning about a particular topic: professional development is for you!

Is professional development the same as continuing education?

Professional development is different from continuing education. Continuing education courses are mandatory courses that your licensing body wants you to take in order to maintain your license.

State & Testing Contact Info

Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners
750 Legion Way
Las Vegas, NV 89110
(702) 459-3473
http://www.nbope.org/

Exam & License Administrators:

NITC provides licensing administration on behalf of the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners.

National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corporation
501 Shatto Place Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(877) 457-6482
http://nationalitc.com/certifications/nevada-board-of-plumbing-examiners-nbope-journeyman-master-plumber.cfm

Exam Proctor:

PSI Exams
3210 East Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(855) 746-8173
examschedule@psionline.com
https://candidate.psiexams.com/

About the Courses

Once I order the course, how long before I can start?

You may begin immediately! Simply click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner on your desktop or in the upper-right menu on mobile. Once you’ve entered your login and password, you will be taken to your courses. Follow the instructions and enjoy!

Once I start an online course, will I be able to start and stop at anytime?

Our courses are available online 24/7 and you are able to log in and log out at any time during the course. If you are going to be away from your computer for more than 10-15 minutes, simply log out. When you log back in, you will be able to re-enter the lesson you were last in.

How long do your continuing education courses take to complete?

Continuing education requirements vary by state. Each course lists a minimum number of credit hours required to complete the course.

How long do your exam prep courses take to complete?

Each course lists the total amount of hours for the course. However, we cover materials quickly and many contractors like to re-watch materials. In other words, this question really depends on your learning style. We recommend that you go through the course as many times as you need to be comfortable with the material and any applicable reference books. The more familiar you are with the materials, the better you will do on your exam!

How long do I have the courses?

We allow up to 6 months for you to complete the courses. During the six months you have unlimited, 24/7 access. If you need additional time, please contact our offices to arrange an extension (please note: a fee may apply).

Are there tests in the courses?

This varies depending on whether the course is continuing education or exam prep.

There are no quizzes for continuing education courses in Michigan. All other states with continuing education require quizzes to check completion progress.

In exam prep courses there will be a short quiz at the end of each lesson and there is also a longer practice test at the end of each course. These quizzes and tests will help you practice taking an exam and identify areas you may wish to study more.

If I fail a practice test, do I have to take it again?

Practice tests are just that: for practice. You will have the opportunity to retake the practice tests until you do pass. The practice tests are there to help you get used to the process of using your reference materials and finding the correct answers during an exam. If you don’t pass on the first try, take the time to note what sections of the material you need to review.

Once I complete a course, can I still go back and review the lessons and quizzes?

You are able to review the lessons and quizzes at any time during the six months you’ll have access to the courses.