Oregon Plumbing License (Jouneyman/Contractor)

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Oregon Plumbing License (Journeyman/Contractor)
Steps to Success

1. Register and pass your State Exams.
2. Submit affidavit form,licensing fee, and application to the State.

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About This License

A journeyman plumber may perform all plumbing installations, alterations, or remodels. A journeyman plumber has completed an approved apprenticeship training program or equivalent training/experience and has passed the State Plumbing Board plumbing license examination.

The holder of a certificate of "registration to conduct a plumbing business" entitles a person to advertise; furnish labor and material, or labor only; to install; alter; and repair plumbing. This registration does not entitle the holder to work as a journeyman plumber without a certificate of competence.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Must have a High school diploma or equivalent and completion of an approved four year plumbing apprenticeship program.
  • Submit a copy of your high school diploma or transcript, a GED certificate, or a military record (DD214) showing proof of high school completion.
  • Pass a written examination. (Journeyman)
  • Must register with the Construction Contractors Board prior to submitting an application for the Plumbing Business/Contractor license.

Exam Review, Training, Education

Books and References for the Exam

Only the following materials are permitted for OPEN-BOOK examinations:

  • Oregon State Plumbing Specialty Code
  • One and Two Family Dwelling Specialty Code
  • (OSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Code
  • Oregon Administrative Rules
  • Oregon Revised Statutes

Exam Details

Written exam and practical exam (Journeyman):

(1) Written exam: 4 hour 64 question open book. All questions are multiple choice or True/False. Minimum score to pass the exam - 75 percent.
(2) Practical exam: blue print reading, isometric drawing, and Piping assembly. Minimum score to pass the exam - 75 percent.

Continuing Education

8 hours of code related credits per license year. One code change course is required if determined by the Plumbing Board.

Applying to Get Your License

  • $305.00 to apply and take journeyman plumber's examination. This fee includes your first license cycle when you pass the exam. Download application form here.
  • $240.00 Reciprocal application fee. You must have tested in the state you are reciprocating from.
  • $300.00 application fee for a plumbing contractor. Download application form here.

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Steps to Licensure

  • Complete the required training and pass CCB’s statewide test.
  • File your assumed business name, LLC or corporation with OR Corporation Division.
  • Submit a CCB surety bond.
  • Provide proof of general liability insurance.
  • Provide evidence of worker’s comp. and other employer account numbers if applicable.
  • Submit a completed CCB application with the $325 fee for two years.