How to be a plumber in Connecticut.
If you want to know how to be a plumber in Connecticut the following is Connecticut’s licensing information for professional plumbers.
According to Connecticut state law:
The Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational and Professional Trades Division, issues several types of licenses which all require applicants to pass two exams.
In most cases, applicants need to have a minimum two years of work experience as a Connecticut licensed Journeyman or Department-approved equivalent in order to apply for the contractor exam.
Prior to completing the Journeyman exam and applying for licensure, you need to complete an apprenticeship program or Department-approved equivalent. Here are the types of plumbing and piping licenses the Department of Consumer Protection issues:
- Unlimited contractor
- Unlimited journeyman
- Limited sewer, storm and water lines contractor
- Limited sewer, storm and water lines journeyman
- Limited gasoline tanks and pumping equipment contractor
- Limited gasoline tanks and pumping equipment journeyman
- Limited water pump and condition equipment contractor
- Limited water pump and condition equipment journeyman
- Limited lawn sprinkler contractor
- Limited lawn sprinkler journeyman
In order to obtain a contractor license you must:
- Pass a Trade exam
- Pass the Business and Law exam.
The business and law exam is open book. It is based on material from NASCLA Business and Project Management, CT Edition.
This book is available for purchase from Amazon.
All the Journeyman exam questions test your trade knowledge.
Connecticut Plumbing and Piping Licensing Fees:
Exam fees – $62.00 (For each portion)
Contractor Licensing Application Fee – $75 (Nonrefundable)
Journeyman Licensing Application Fee – $45 (Nonrefundable)
All Licenses expire October 31 each year.
Connecticut does not currently have reciprocity agreements with any other states for Plumbing and Piping licenses.
Contact the Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational and Professional Trades Division for more information.
Department of Consumer Protection,
Occupational and Professional Trades Division,
165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
Applications are available online at http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?a=1622&q=446430.
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