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

  • North Carolina Plumbing License – Books Only Package

    $422.96

    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.

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    North Carolina Application Processing

    $299.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the North Carolina Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Plumbing is deemed and held to be: the system of pipes, fixtures, apparatus and appurtenances, installed upon the premises, or in a building, to supply water thereto and to convey sewage or other waste therefrom.

The two classifications for a North Carolina plumbing license are Class I and Class II.

  • Class I plumbing license is for commercial, residential, industrial and institutional buildings whereas
  • Class II plumbing license is for single family detached residential dwellings only.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Anyone who engages in or offers to engage in the business of plumbing must be licensed by the State of North Carolina.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application to get pre-approval from the State Licensing Board to take the exam.
  • You are required to have a total of 4000 hours to sit for any single plumbing examination. 2000 hours may include service or maintenance work but you must have a minimum of 2000 hours hands-on work in installation, layout and design of plumbing systems.

Applying For Your License

An application can be obtained from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors by calling (919) 875-3612.

Exam Details

  • The plumbing exam is open book and has a fee of $100.
  • 70% is required to pass.
  • The examination is open book.
  • To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

These references are allowed to be taken into the examination. They are available for purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2018 North Carolina Administration Code
  • 2018 North Carolina Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 North Carolina Plumbing Code
  • 2018 North Carolina Residenital Code

The following reference can be purchased directly from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors by calling (919) 875-3612.

  • Business & Project Management for Contractors, 5th Ed.

The following reference may be viewed and printed online free of charge.

Exam Review Education

We do not offer a review for the North Carolina Plumbing exam at this time. Courses are always under development so please continue to check back with us. We do stock all of the approved reference materials in our bookstore. Please call us at 1-800-952-0910 or you can purchase online.

Continuing Education

Requires 6-hours a year.

Reciprocity Agreement

As of this time there are no agreements in place.

How It Works

1

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

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

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