Becoming a Master Plumber means you are licensed to work in the plumbing industry as a plumber or as a master plumber. This is not the same thing as being an “ex-plumber” as some people call it, but it is similar. The basic requirements for becoming a Master Plumber is first becoming an apprentice under a licensed professional plumber and then working for at least the required number of years under the apprenticeship with the licensed journeyman plumber who supervised your apprenticeship.
In many states, being a Master Plumber means passing the written state exam. The test is set out by the state, which then requires the applicant to either pass a one-hour practical exam or a state practice exam. Once the state license has been obtained the person can begin working under the supervision of their Licensed Journeyman Plumber, and they will be given written and practical exams based on what the licensed plumber believes are appropriate for a Master Plumber to have. If the master plumbers pass their written and practical tests, they will be issued a Master Plumber’s License.
The license is valid for a period of five years or until the person stops working in the plumbing industry. At that point, the license can then be renewed until the period expires. After the five year period has expired the person can then get another Master Plumber’s license. In many cases, the master plumbers will renew their licenses within the same three-year period as it was originally set out or before.
Different states have different types of licensing requirements. In some cases, the applicant must pass the state exam before the license can be applied for. In some cases the applicant must also be licensed by the state that the master plumber will be working in for the license to become a licensed plumber.
In some states, there are special training courses that are required to become a master plumbers before an applicant can become a master plumber. These courses can last anywhere from a few weeks to several years depending on the type of course taken, and the type of school or institution offering the course.
To become a certified plumber in all 50 states, it is recommended that you attend a plumbing college or vocational school, as these schools offer the best training to become a qualified plumber and will help someone along the way to become a successful master plumber as well. These schools usually have a lot of on-going training that is required for anyone who desires to become a plumber, so there is no need to go back and forth to school each time they want to upgrade their skills. Also, if they find that someone is already a master plumber in the field, they can continue their education at the same school, allowing them to keep learning new techniques and get the latest knowledge about plumbing.