(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.
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
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 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
(c) instruction on
plumbing installation, theory, and code by a fulltime secondary or post
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
(f) estimating plumbing
work for a plumbing contractor.
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;
completion of a certificate program of a vocational-technical school may be
credited as no more than 1 year of Secondary Experience.
Ga. Comp. R.
& Regs. R. 121-2-.02
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
Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Nov.
7, 1980; eff. Nov. 27,
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
Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. July
30, 1981; eff. August 19,
F. Dec. 8, 1982; eff.
Jan. 1, 1983, as specified by the
ER. 121-2-0.21-.02 adopted. F. Mar. 22,
1983; eff. Mar. 16,
1983, the date of adoption.
Permanent Rule adopted. F. July 13,
1983; eff. August 2,
F. Oct. 26, 1989; eff.
Nov. 15, 1989.
F. June 18, 1993; eff.
July 8, 1993.
F. Dec. 2, 1993; eff.
Dec. 22, 1993.
F. June 27, 1994; eff.