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Pursuing a career in the Plumbing field? Study at home for your Massachusetts Plumbing license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • Massachusetts Plumbing License (Master, Journeyman) – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.

    Massachusetts Plumbing License (Master, Journeyman) – Examination Preparation Materials:

    • NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code 2012 Edition
    • NFPA 58 2011 Liquedfied Petroleum Gas Code
    • NFPA 54 2012 Tabs
    • NFPA 58 Tabs – 2011
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Master Plumber – A plumber having a regular place of business and who, by himself or journeyman plumbers in his employ, performs plumbing and gas fitting work, subject to inspection and in compliance with any law, rule, or regulation pertaining to same.

Journeyman Plumber – A person who himself does any work in plumbing and gas fitting, subject to inspection under any law, rule, or regulation.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

Master Plumber

  • Applicants for a master plumber’s license shall have had a Massachusetts journeyman plumber’s license for not less than one (1) year, and shall have completed not less than 100 hours of advanced plumbing theory in a day or night course at a state, municipal or private school accredited by the Massachusetts State Department of Education and approved by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gasfitters, before being eligible for examination.

Journeyman Plumber

  • Every applicant for a journeyman plumber’s license shall have worked for not less than three years in Massachusetts as an apprentice

Applying For Your License

  • An application for licensure can be obtained by contacting the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure at 617-727-3074.

If you need assistance with the application process, @ Home Prep- a division of Stautzenberger College can help you by saving you time and money. With our years of experience, we can quickly and accurately submit your application to your state.

Exam Details

Master Exam

  • Part I has 70 questions and a time limit of 150 minutes. A 70 % is required to pass.
  • Part II has 30 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes. A 70% is required to pass.

Journeyman Exam

  • Part I has 60 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes. A 70% is required to pass.
  • Part II has 30 questions and a time limit of 120 minutes. A 70% is required to pass.

Topics on the examinations include general regulations, gas piping, fixtures, water heaters, valves and controls, water supply, drain, waste vent, traps and interceptors, safety, joints and connections, and isometric analysis.

Books and References for the Exam

The examination is based on the following references. These references can purchased at our online bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.However, they are not permitted to be used during testing.

Exam Review Education

We do not offer exam review for this license as of this time.

Continuing Education

There are no reciprocal agreements as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

The Electricians’ Board currently has reciprocity with New Hampshire for both Master and Journeyman licensees. There is also reciprocity with Washington state for Journeyman Electricians only.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.