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Below are the requirements and qualification to be
licensed as a plumber in Utah.
has various levels of licensed plumbers, starting with the plumbing
apprenticeship and going up to the level of master plumber. With the
exception of the apprentice, each level has its own educational and
experience requirements. Those who reach the highest levels can work
independently as a Utah plumber and enter into their own contracts for
plumbing installation and repair.
Apply to become a Utah apprentice plumber. The State of Utah Division
of Occupational and Professional Licensing maintains a
Utah plumbers license application online. You will use this same
application form for all Utah plumbing licenses.
When applying for a license, you must also send in a non-refundable
application fee of $110. Make checks or money orders payable to DOPL.
Determine the requirements for each Utah plumbers license that you
want to try to obtain. Here are the following experience and
educational requirements and options for each level:
a. Journeyman Plumber
You may become a journeyman plumber in Utah by completing an approved
apprenticeship program and accumulating 8000 hours of supervised work
experience over at least 4 years. You can potentially get credit for
military training and experience. However, if you do not get training
through an apprenticeship program, then you can instead accumulate
16,000 hours of experience over at least 8 years.
b. Residential Journeyman Plumber
A residential journeyman needs to complete an apprenticeship program
and have 6000 hours of experience over at least 3 years. Those without
apprenticeship experience can accumulate 12,000 hours over 6 years.
c. Master Plumber
A master plumber needs two years of licensed work as a journeyman
plumber, but two years of journeyman work must be in a supervisory
role. However, one year of credit for a supervisory role may be given
for a degree in applied science or a similar or higher education
degree in apprenticeship, accounting, business management,
engineering, communications, computer systems and computer information
systems, environmental technology, finance, marketing or human