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Georgia Journeyman Plumber

This license allows for the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems under the direction of a Master Plumber.

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  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please note that the Georgia Business and Law exam is NOT required to obtain your Georgia Journeyman Plumbers license.
  • There are no state mandated minimum financial requirements for this license at this time.
      • Applicants must be able to document at least 3 years of plumbing experience, to qualify for the Journeyman’s exam.
      • The experience may be either primary experience or secondary experience. Education is considered secondary experience and counts as follows:
        • A diploma from a technical school in Engineering Technology may be credited as no more than 2 years of Secondary Experience
        • Completion of a certificate program at a vocational-technical school may be credited as no more than 1 year of Secondary Experience.
      • Primary Experience shall mean working experience gained through the direct installation of plumbing systems, which would include; but not be limited to:
        • (a) Installation of plumbing pipes and fixtures by a plumbing contractor, master plumber, journeyman plumber, plumbing foreman, plumbing superintendent, and a military plumber with a rank of at least a 3rd class petty officer or E-4 noncommissioned officer,
        • (b) Mechanical engineer or design by a registered professional engineer having responsibility for follow-up project inspection.
      • Secondary Experience shall mean work experience gained while engaged in work or training related to the installation of plumbing.
        • Examples of Secondary Experience may include; but not be limited to:
        • (a) Installation of plumbing pipes and fixtures by a plumbing apprentice, trainee, or helper;
        • (b) Plumbing work performed by a maintenance employee;
        • (c) Instruction on plumbing installation, theory, and code by a fulltime secondary or post-secondary instructor;
        • (d) Inspection of plumbing by a full-time municipal or county inspector;
        • (e) Mechanical engineering or design by a registered professional engineer without having responsibility for project inspection;
        • (f) Estimating plumbing work for a plumbing contractor.

This license allows for the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of plumbing fixtures and systems under the direction of a Master Plumber.

Information & Applications for Master Plumber and Journeyman Plumbers licenses may be obtained from:

Construction Industry Licensing Board

Division of Master Plumbers and Journeyman Plumbers

PO Box 13446

Macon, GA 31208 Phone (478)207-2440

A non-refundable application fee of $30.00 must accompany the completed application.

App. Deadline         Exam Reg. Date         Exam Window

Dec 29, 2021           Feb. 21, 2022            Apr. 4 - 16, 2022

Apr. 19, 2022           May 25, 2022            Aug. 1 - 13, 2022

        TBA                        TBA                   Dec. 5 - 17, 2022

Important Contacts

Information & Applications for Conditioned Air, Electrical, Low Voltage, Plumbing & Utilities as well as information for Building Contractors licenses may be obtained from:

Construction Industry Licensing Board
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217
(844) 753-7825

The State Testing Agency is PSI

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Examination Registration GA
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267

To schedule an exam for any Technical Trade License (Electrical, Low Voltage, Conditioned Air, Plumbing, Gas) contact:


18000 W. 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061
phone: 800-345-6559
Fax: 913-895-4650

Georgia currently does not have reciprocal agreements with any state for Plumbing classifications.

 To qualify for renewal, conditioned air contractors, electrical contractors, and plumbers must have completed continuing education.

  • Persons holding a conditioned air contractor license, electrical contractor license, or plumber license must complete at least 4 hours per year of instruction related to their profession. Courses must be conducted by a college, vocational-technical school, or trade association. Conditioned air and electrical contractors may also complete courses conducted by a utility or equipment manufacturer.


    • The testing company is AMP.
    • The exam is offered six times per year. It is a closed book, timed test with 100 weighted questions and a 5-hour time limit.
    • It is a two-part test with 2.5 hours allowed for each part. The exam is multiple-choice.
    • A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.
    • The exam fee is $143.
    • If you should fail the exam twice, you must complete a state approved training course before testing again.

      Veterans may have 5 to 10 points added to their exam scores by submitting documentation that they served a minimum of one year in active duty status and must have served during a period of conflict or war for a minimum of 90 days. Or, discharged for an injury or illness that occurred in the line of duty and the disability is officially rated.

      • The examination covers questions pertaining to the following categories:
      • Comply with General Laws
      • Comply with Regulations
      • Work Planning / Organizing
      • Perform Pipe Cutting & Joining Activities
      • Perform Plumbing Systems Installation Activities
      • Perform System Testing Activities
      • Perform Maintenance and Repair Activities
      • Safety Related Issues
      • Calculations During Installation

    American Contractors is currently in development of several Plumbing courses, online practice exams, home-study courses and educational CD's to help individuals prepare for State Plumbing exams. We currently do not offer a Georgia Plumbing seminar.