Becoming a Licensed Plumber

Licensed Plumber

If you want to become a licensed plumber Ocean County, you need to be good at measurements, good at basic math, be physically fit, and love to work with your hands. While in high school, take as many math classes as you can. You can also check to see if there is a plumber’s apprenticeship program you can get into.

The actual requirements to become a licensed plumber will vary between jurisdictions but most will require that you have on-the-job training through the apprenticeship program, formal classroom training, and pass proficiency tests. If you want to pursue this career then you need to find out what the national and local licensing requirements are. You can also check to see if there are any trade school options.

Although the United States has national plumbing standards, the actual requirements for licensing are governed by the local states. You can find out the specific requirements from the agency that governs trade licenses. You can usually find this information published on the internet. As mentioned, in most states, you will have to acquire an apprenticeship. Depending on the local requirements and state laws, it can take about four years. Working as an apprentice, you will be paid for all your work hours. You will be working under a licensed plumber.

After you finish your apprenticeship you will need to provide evidence that the course requirements, which are about 144 hours per year along with 2,000 hours of on-the-job training each year, have been met to the right agency and then pass the proficiency test. On these exams, you will need to know the operation of different plumbing systems and applicable codes. Once you have been granted the license, you will become a journeyman plumber and be allowed to work unsupervised.

You will be allowed to lay and connect pipes, assemble plumbing systems, perform pressure tests on systems that have been completed, and install appliances and fixtures. You will also be able to check systems to make sure they comply with safety standards. Once you are a licensed plumber Ocean County, then you can work your way up the ladder with more training and testing to become a master plumber.

When you work as a master plumber Toms River, you will be able to help design new blueprints and layouts. You can also work in industrial and commercial applications. Most master plumbers are self-employed and work for construction companies, plumbing supply stores, and the local government.

After you become licensed and want to further your career you will have post-secondary training, related work experience in what a master electrician would do, and certification to show you have that title. When you are a licensed master plumber you can train the apprentices, and have a work crew that works under you when you do jobs for commercial or industrial jobs, along with government jobs.

If you do not want to become a master plumber, as a licensed plumber Toms River you can still open your own business and have other licensed plumbers and apprentices work for you, or work for a plumbing contractor firm.


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