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We carry the necessary reference materials needed to prepare for the Utah Residential Journeyman Plumber Exam.


UTAH RESIDENTIAL JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER


SCOPE OF WORK COVERED: A Residential Journeyman plumber is someone with the qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings. This includes the performance of any mechanical work pertaining to the installation, alteration, change, repair, removal, maintenance, or use in building or within three feet beyond the outside walls of building of pipes, fixtures and fittings for the delivery of the water supply, discharge of liquid and water carried waste or the building drainage system within the walls of the building. It includes that work pertaining to the water supply, distribution pipes, fixtures, and fixture traps, the soil waste and vent pipes, and the building drain and roof drains together with their devices, appurtenances, and connection where installed within the outside walls of the building.


PRE-APPROVAL: The fist step in obtaining a license is to submit a completed application in order to obtain approval for testing.


BUSINESS AND LAW: It is not necessary to take the Business Law Exam to obtain this license. Only the trade exams are required. The Business Law Exam is required to become a Plumbing Contractor.


EXPERIENCE: candidates must have at least 6,000 hours of on the job work experience and approved educational instruction in not less than 3 years OR 12,000 hours of on the job training and not less than 6 years as a licensed apprentice.


FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS: There are no state mandated financial requirements.


EXAM DETAILS: The exam is administered by PSI. It is a two-part exam, theory exam, and practical exam. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass each of the two parts. The exam is $72 for the Theory portion and $100 for the Practical portion.


THEORY EXAM DETAILS: It is a 120-question semi-open book exam with a 4-hour time limit.


CONTENT: Drainage Waste and Vents Water Supply Systems Backflow Prevention Roof Drains and Storm Drainage Systems Plumbing Fixtures including water heaters and accessibility General Knowledge and General Regulations Specialty Plumbing, Inceptors and Traps Isometric Analysis Fuel Gas Septic and Sewer


PRACTICAL EXAM DETAILS: There are two projects and a 2.5-hour time limit. The practical exam consists of two parts: a copper solder project, and a plastic (PVC Schedule 40) assembly project.


***NOTICE*** Candidates must bring the following items to the practical exam: Torch(es) capable of brazing up to one-inch copper pipe and soldering copper assembly project 1 tape measure 1 tubing cutter (copper) 1 tubing cutter (PVC Schedule 40) 1 reamer 1 level with 45 degree reading 1 framing or Carpenters Square Tools to perform cooper and plastic pipe assemblies Bricks to support Safety glasses for soldering


BOND / INSURANCE: There is on state mandated bond or insurance requirements for this license


LICENSING FEE: $110 Application processing fee.


PROCESSING TIME: Applications are processed in the order they are received. Processing time is 2 to 8 weeks.


RECIPROCITY: The state does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state for this license. However, reciprocity will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


***IMPORTANT REFERENCE MATERIAL INFORMATION*** Not all books listed under Reference materials on this page are allowed into the exam room on exam day. The following information explains which books are allowed into the exam and which ones are for study purposes only.


THEORY EXAM BOOKS:


ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: International Fuel Gas Code, 2006 International Mechanical Code, 2006 International Plumbing Code, 2006


***NOTICE*** The following are also allowed into the exam, however they are not books, they are downloadable documents. To view and/or print these documents, simply click the button following the title.


Utah amendments to the International Fuel Gas Code "http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T28" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.


Utah amendments to the International Mechanical Code "http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T27" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.


Utah amendments to the International Plumbing Code "http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r156/r156-56.htm#T26" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.


Utah Water Quality, Title R317-4, Onsite Wastewater Systems, 2006 "http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r317/r317-004.htm" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.


NOT ALLOWED INTO THE EXAM: Mathematics for Plumbers and Pipefitters, 6th edition, 2004


***NOTICE*** The following is also used to prepare for the exam but is not a book, it is a downloadable document. To view and/or print this document, simply click the button following the title.


IPTs Pipe Trades Handbook, 1991 "http://www.pipefitter.com/IPT.html" target='_blank"'>Click Here To Download.


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