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West Virginia Plumbing Contractor License

The scope of work covered by the Plumbing Contractor includes the installation, maintenance, extension and alteration of piping, plumbing fixtures, plumbing appliances, venting systems and public or private water supply systems within or adjacent to any building or structure; including the installation of gas piping, chilled water piping in connection with refrigeration processes & comfort cooling, hot water piping in connection with building heating, piping for stand pipes and work incidental thereto.

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  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass the required exams.
  • Only a licensed Master Plumber is qualified to become a Plumbing Contractor by passing the Business Law exam.
  • Once examinations have been passed, an application should be sent to the Plumbing Board.
  • A variety of documentation will be accepted including information from previous employers, pay stubs, W-2's, records from consumers for whom you performed plumbing work or similiar documents.
  • Once exams are passed, you must submit an application to the WV Division of Labor, Plumbing Board. 
  • There are no State mandated financial requirements except for the Wage Bond.
  • All types of contractors are required to carry Workers Compensation Insurance and Unemployment Insurance. Applicants who have NOT been actively and actually engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years must obtain a Wage Bond covering all employee salaries for four weeks at full production. Exceptions to the Wage Bond requirement are contractors that are only performing Residential work and those who have been actively engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years.

West Virginia law requires that each individual that works in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, piping and equipment within West Virginia to be certified. To become Certified, each individual working as a Master Plumber, Journeyman Plumber or Plumber in Training must demonstrate competency both by experience and by passing exams in the field of plumbing at the level of certification being sought.

Everyone who performs plumbing work in the State of West Virginia is required to have one (1) of the three (3) plumber certifications, regardless of the dollar amount of the job or the individual's affiliation with a licensed company. Plumbing work performed on a residential project $5,000 or more or on a commercial project $25,000 or more (total contract amount, not just the plumbing work) requires the individual/company to obtain a contractor license with the Plumbing classification. This requires taking the master Plumber or Plumbing exam and the WV Business & Law exam.

Plumbing work consists of installing water lines, vents and drains inside a building. It does not include replacing faucets, washers, unclogging sinks, installing dishwasher, etc

To apply for licensure contact, West Virginia Division of Labor Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 558-7890.

Applications should be submitted to:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305

To apply for an examination, contact:

PSI Services,LLC


Phone: (855)539-0708


Important Contacts

To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St. 2nd floor
Charleston, WV 25301
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121

West Virginia has no reciprocity agreements for the Plumbing Contractor license

West Virginia does not require continuing education for the Plumbing license at this time.

Business Law exam is required in addition to the Master Plumber exam.

  • PSI administers the exam and a score of 70% is required to pass.
  • The Plumbing Master exam is an open book timed test with 100 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • The Plumbing Journeyman exam is an open book timed test with 80 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • The Plumber in Training exam is an open book timed test with 30 questions and a 2-hour time limit.
  • The exam fee for any Plumbing Classification is $47.50 per exam. 
  • To schedule an exam please contact PSI at 855-539-0708
  • https://test-takers.psiexams.com/wvcon


    Exam topics include: General Knowledge, Water Supply & Distribution, Code Requirements, Plumbing Fixtures, Waste Piping, Sanitary Vents, Fuel Gas, Safety-OSHA and Isometrics

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