Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.02 - Statewide Master and Journeyman Plumber License

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) To obtain a statewide Class I or Class II master plumber or a statewide journeyman plumber license, a person must submit a completed application, meet the experience requirement, obtain a score of seventy (70) on the appropriate examination, and pay the required fees. An applicant must provide three persons who are currently licensed as plumbers who can attest to the applicant's good character and plumbing experience to the satisfaction of the Division. At least one reference must be a licensed master plumber. Statewide Class I master plumber licenses are restricted to plumbing involving single-family dwellings and one-level dwellings designed for not more than two families and commercial structures not to exceed 10,000 square feet in area. Statewide Class II master plumber licenses are unrestricted.
(2) Applicants for statewide master plumber license must document a minimum of 5 years experience in plumbing work as would be covered by items of the Georgia State Plumbing Code. At least 2 years of experience must be Primary Experience as defined in paragraph (5) below. Applicants for Class II Unrestricted master plumber license must document experience in commercial or industrial plumbing.
(3) Applicants for statewide journeyman plumbers license must document a minimum of 3 years experience in plumbing work as would be covered by items of the Georgia State Plumbing Code. Such experience may be Primary or Secondary experience as defined in paragraphs (5) or (6) below.
(4) Primary Experience shall mean working experience gained through the direct installation of plumbing systems of a type which would be covered by the Georgia State Plumbing Code and/or under supervision of a licensed master plumber and directly related activity. Examples of Primary Experience 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, 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.
(5) Secondary Experience shall mean work experience gained while engaged in work or training related to the installation of plumbing which would be covered by the Georgia State Plumbing Code. 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.
(6) Education may be applied toward the experience requirement as Secondary Experience as follows:
(a) completion of a diploma program of a technical school in Engineering Technology may be credited as no more than 2 years of Secondary Experience;
(b) completion of a certificate program of a vocational-technical school may be credited as no more than 1 year of Secondary Experience.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 121-2-.02
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-14-5, 43-14-6, 43-14-8.
Original Rule entitled "Application and Examination for Licensure" adopted as ER. 121-2-0.8-.02. F. Sept. 29, 1980; eff. Sept. 25, 1980, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov. 7, 1980; eff. Nov. 27, 1980. Amended: ER. 121-2-0.14-.02 entitled "Statewide Master and Journeyman Plumber License" adopted. F. Apr. 28, 1981; eff. Apr. 22, 1981, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. July 30, 1981; eff. August 19, 1981. Amended: F. Dec. 8, 1982; eff. Jan. 1, 1983, as specified by the Agency. Amended: ER. 121-2-0.21-.02 adopted. F. Mar. 22, 1983; eff. Mar. 16, 1983, the date of adoption. Amended: Permanent Rule adopted. F. July 13, 1983; eff. August 2, 1983. Amended: F. Oct. 26, 1989; eff. Nov. 15, 1989. Amended: F. June 18, 1993; eff. July 8, 1993. Amended: F. Dec. 2, 1993; eff. Dec. 22, 1993. Amended: F. June 27, 1994; eff. July 17, 1994.

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