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What does it mean to have a Plumbing License in Georgia?

Sundial Plumbing is proud that licensed journeyman and master plumbers comprise a large part of our service workforce. But what does having a plumbing license mean here in Georgia? We thought we would take a moment to explain what our technicians go through to become licensed so that our customers can understand the quality of service we offer here at Sundial.

” But what does having a plumbing license mean here in Georgia? “

The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers “protects the public against faulty construction installations through the licensing of contractors” by administering profession standards. The standards the Board oversees include admittance into the profession and qualifications for continued practice, such as work standards and required education.

In order to receive a license to practice regulated plumbing in the state of Georgia, a candidate must:

  1. Submit a properly filled application which verifies:
    • Experience – The candidate has a minimum of three (3) years of supervised experience in plumbing work if applying for a journeyman license, and five (5) years of supervised experience in plumbing work if applying for a master license.
    • References – Three (3) references must be included who verify the candidate is of good character and has obtained proper plumbing experience.
  2. Pass the examination.
    • The plumbing examination is a half-day proctored examination that includes testing over regulations from the Departments of Transportation and Labor as well as material from the International Plumbing Code, Georgia Access, International Fuel Gas Code, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Once applicants complete the process of becoming a licensed plumber, they must renew their license every year. The journey towards becoming a licensed plumber is difficult and long, then the journey of professional plumbing is arduously regulated and dangerous. Sundial spends many resources every year towards continuing education, licensing plumbers, and regulation compliance. We are proud of this industry!

For more information, you can go to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website for the Georgia Board of Plumbing Contractors here.

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