How to get a Vermont Journeyman Plumber License

  1. Meet one of the following experience requirements:
    1. Be a licensed Journeyman in another state
    2. Have completed at least 12,000 hours of either work or training
  2. Complete an application
  3. Schedule and pass your exam

How to get a Vermont Master Plumber License

  1. Meet one of the following experience requirements:
    1. Have been licensed as a Journeyman for at least 12 months (in or out of state)
    2. Have at least 14,000 hours of either work or training
  2. Complete an application
  3. Schedule and pass your exam

Vermont Plumber Renewal Requirements

Renewal Deadline: Every two years

Continuing Education: 8 hours of continuing education every two years

Frequently Asked Questions

General Vermont Plumber Licensing FAQs

Getting Licensed

Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Vermont?

Anyone who completes plumbing work without a supervisor must obtain a plumbing license.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Vermont?

  • Journeyman
  • Master
  • Limited Licensure (P1, P2, P3)

Does Vermont have reciprocal licensing with other states?

Vermont will recognize anyone with a license issued in another state as long as the issuer maintains the same standards as Vermont.

What fees are associated with becoming a plumber in Vermont?

Journeyman

  • Application: $90
  • Exam: $80
  • Renewal: $90

Master

  • Application: $120
  • Exam: $80
  • Renewal: $120

Renewing a License

When do I need to renew my Vermont plumbing license?

You need to renew your Vermont plumbing license every two years. A renewal notice and application will be provided to you by the board, but it is your responsibility to contact the licensing office if you do not receive it.

How do I renew my plumbing license in Vermont?

Every two years you must complete eight hours of continuing education and provide a certificate to the board.

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

Yes, you need eight hours of continuing education every two years.

My Vermont plumbing license has expired — how do I get it reinstated?

If a license has lapsed it may be renewed within 90 days of expiration along with a $15 reinstatement fee in addition to the renewal fee.

If a license is not renewed within 90 days, applicants must appear before the board to request reinstatement.

Vermont Journeyman Plumber FAQs

How do I get my Journeyman plumbing license in Vermont?

  1. Meet one of the following experience requirements:
    1. Be a licensed Journeyman in another state
    1. Have completed at least 12,000 hours of either work or training
  2. Complete an application
  3. Schedule and pass your exam

What fees are associated with becoming a Journeyman plumber in Vermont?

  • Application: $90
  • Exam: $80
  • Renewal: $90

What can I expect from the Vermont journeyman plumbing exam?

The Vermont Journeyman plumber exam is a 3 hour open book exam. There are 83 questions and you must receive 70% or better to pass.

80 question open book exam with a 210 minute time limit.

  • 8 questions: General Knowledge & Plumbing Math
  • 5 questions: Fixtures & Fittings
  • 5 questions: Water Heaters
  • 8 questions: Water Supply and Distribution
  • 15 questions: Sanitary Drainage & Indirect/Special Waste
  • 15 questions: Vents & Vent Systems
  • 5 questions: Traps, Interceptors & Separators
  • 5 questions: Storm & Roof Drainage
  • 10 questions: Plan Reading & Isometrics
  • 7 questions: Safety

Where can I take the Vermont Journeyman plumber exam?

  • Lyndonville
  • Manchester
  • Newport
  • Randolph Center
  • South Burlington
  • St Albans City
  • Williston

How do I know if I passed the Vermont Journeyman plumber exam?

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

What happens if I fail my exam?

You may take the exam another two times within your eligibility period.

Vermont Master Plumber FAQs

How do I get my Master plumbing license in Vermont?

  1. Meet one of the following experience requirements:
    1. Have been licensed as a Journeyman for at least 12 months (in or out of state)
    2. Have at least 14,000 hours of either work or training
  2. Complete an application
  3. Schedule and pass your exam

What fees are associated with becoming a Master plumber in Vermont?

  • Application: $120
  • Exam: $80
  • Renewal: $120

What can I expect from the Vermont Master plumbing exam?

The Vermont master plumber exam is a 3 hour open book exam. There are 102 questions and you must receive 70% or better to pass.

  • 10 questions: General Knowledge & Plumbing Math
  • 6 questions: Fixtures & Fittings
  • 6 questions: Water Heaters
  • 12 questions: Water Supply and Distribution
  • 16 questions: Sanitary Drainage & Indirect/Special Waste
  • 18 questions: Vents & Vent Systems
  • 8 questions: Traps, Interceptors & Separators
  • 6 questions: Storm & Roof Drainage
  • 12 questions: Plan Reading & Isometrics
  • 8 questions: Safety

Where can I take the Vermont Master plumber exam?

  • Lyndonville
  • Manchester
  • Newport
  • Randolph Center
  • South Burlington
  • St Albans City
  • Williston

How do I know if I passed the Vermont Master plumber exams?

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

What happens if I fail my exam?

You may take the exam another two times within your eligibility period.

Continuing Education FAQs

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

You must complete eight hours of continuing education to renew your plumbing license in Vermont.

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

You must submit your certificate of completion to the state of Vermont to get credit for your continuing education.

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

Yes, our continuing education courses are approved for credit in the state of Vermont.

State & Testing Contact Info

Department of Public Safety,
Division of Fire Safety

1311 US Rte 302 Suite 600 Berlin
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-7561
DPS.DFSLicensing@vermont.gov
https://firesafety.vermont.gov/licensing/plumbing

Prov, Inc
200 Association Dr, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
(866) 720-7768
https://provexam.com

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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!

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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.