296-400A-045 - What fees will I have to pay?

296-400A-045. What fees will I have to pay?

The following are the department's plumbers nonrefundable fees: Fees related to journey level and specialty plumber certification:

Type of Fee

Period Covered by Fee

Dollar Amount of Fee

Examination application

Per examination

$ 160.85

Domestic pump specialty application fee*******

Per application

$ 160.85

Reciprocity application*

Per application

$ 160.85

Trainee certificate**

One year or when hours are updated

$ 47.85

Temporary permit (not applicable for backflow assembly maintenance and repair specialty)

One hundred twenty days

$ 79.85

Journey level, residential specialty, or residential service certificate renewal or 1st card***

Three years

$ 193.15

Domestic pump specialty plumber certificate renewal or 1st card***

Three years

$ 193.25

Backflow assembly maintenance and repair specialty certificate renewal or 1st

Three years

$ 133.25

Medical gas endorsement application

Per application

$ 59.20

Medical gas endorsement renewal or 1st

Three years

$ 132.80

Medical gas endorsement examination

  

See note below.

Medical gas endorsement training course fee*****

  

See note below.

Domestic pump specialty examination fee****

  

See note below.

Reinstatement fee for residential and journey level certificates

  

$ 258.30

Reinstatement fee for backflow assembly maintenance and repair specialty certifi-

  

$ 148.55

Reinstatement fee for domestic pump

  

$ 386.75

Replacement fee for all certificates

  

$ 21.70

Refund processing fee

  

$ 34.50

Unsupervised trainee endorsement

  

$ 34.50

Inactive status fee

  

$ 34.50

Certified letter fee/verification of licensure

  

$ 34.50

Documents copied from a plumber's file

  

$ 2.10 per page maximum copy charge $ 31.75

Continuing education new course

  

$ 209.15

Continuing education renewal course

  

$ 104.40

Continuing education classes provided by the department

  

$ 12.70 per continuing education training hour

     

$ 8.45 per continuing education training hour for correspondence and internet courses

* Reciprocity application is only allowed for applicants that are applying work experience toward certification that was obtained in state(s) with which the department has a reciprocity agreement. The reciprocity application is valid for one year.

** The trainee certificate will expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed on or before the date of expiration. Trainee update fee required when hours are submitted outside of renewal period.

*** This fee applies to either the original issuance or a renewal of a certificate. If you have passed the plumbers certificate of competency examination or the medical gas piping installer endorsement examination and paid the certificate fee, you will be issued a plumber certificate of competency or a medical gas endorsement that will expire on your birth date. The two-year renewal of a Medical Gas Piping Installer Endorsement must include a continuity affidavit verifying that brazing work has been performed every six months during the renewal cycle.

**** This fee is paid directly to a nationally recognized testing agency under contract with the department. It covers the cost of preparing and administering the written competency examination and the materials necessary to conduct the practical competency examination required for the medical gas piping system installers endorsement or the domestic pump or pump and irrigation examination. This fee is not paid to the department.

***** This fee is paid directly to a training course provider approved by the department, in consultation with the state advisory board of plumbers. It covers the cost of providing training courses required for the medical gas piping system installer endorsement. This fee is not paid to the department.

****** This fee is for a three-year period or code cycle.

******* The domestic pump specialty application is valid for one year.

(Amended by WSR 16-08-100, Filed 4/5/2016, effective 5/16/2016 Amended by WSR 20-16-141, Filed 8/4/2020, effective 8/4/2020)

Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.106 RCW and 2011 c 50. 11-23-141, § 296-400A-045, filed 11/22/11, effective 12/31/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040 and 18.106.140. 10-06-051, § 296-400A-045, filed 2/24/10, effective 4/1/10; 09-10-080, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/5/09, effective 6/5/09. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22 RCW, 2008 c 285 and c 329. 08-12-042, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/30/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140. 06-24-040, § 296-400A-045, filed 11/30/06, effective 12/31/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.103.040, 18.106.140, and chapter 18.106 RCW. 05-11-061, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2002 c 82, and 2003 c 399. 04-12-046, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 03-12-045, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2001 c 281, and chapter 18.106 RCW. 02-14-074, § 296-400A-045, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.125. 99-07-101, § 296-400A-045, filed 3/23/99, effective 4/23/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.106 RCW. 98-13-126, § 296-400A-045, filed 6/17/98, effective 7/20/98. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. 98-12-041, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.050, [18.106.]070, [18.106.]110,[18.106.]125, [18.106.]140 and [18.106.]270. 97-11-052, § 296-400A-045, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.

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