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  • Rhode Island Plumbers License (Master/Journeyman) – IPC Practice Tests


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Requirements To Complete

About This License

  • Assemble pipe sections, tubing and fittings, using couplings, clamps, screws, bolts, cement, plastic solvent, caulking, or soldering, brazing and welding equipment.
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes and pipe fittings, using hand and power tools.
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks.
  • Hang steel supports from ceiling joists to hold pipes in place.
  • Install pipe assemblies, fittings, valves, appliances such as dishwashers and water heaters, and fixtures such as sinks and toilets, using hand and power tools.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • A master license requires five years of experience and hold a journeyman license for at least one year.
  • A journeyman license requires four years of apprentice plumber experience.

Applying For Your License

$75 to apply for the exam. Licenses are good for one year but all expire on June 30th each year.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Division of Professional Regulation
Building 70
1511 Pontiac Ave.
P.O. Box 20247
Cranston, RI 02920-0943
(401) 462-8580

Exam Details

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • $75 test fee
  • Topics include: Terminology and calculations, Materials and material standards, Joints and connections, Traps and cleanouts, Plumbing fixtures, Hangers and supports, Indirect waste piping, Water distribution systems, Sanitary drainage systems, Vents and venting systems, Cross connections, Storm drains, Related subjects and Inspecting and testing

Books and References for the Exam

These books are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Only the following materials are permitted for examinations:

  • International Plumbing Code

Exam Review Education

As of this time, we do not have a seminar or study guide available. However, we do have practice tests available for the International Plumbing Code.

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

If you have a master license in another state that you got by passing an exam, you can use it to qualify to take the Rhode Island exam. If you have a plumbing license in another state, you can apply with the Department to use it to qualify to take the Rhode Island journeyman exam.

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.