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West Virginia Plumbing License
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Requirements:
  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass the required exams.
  • Only a licensed Master Plumber is qualified to become a Plumbing Contractor by passing the Business Law exam.
  • Once examinations have been passed, an application should be sent to the Plumbing Board.
  • A variety of documentation will be accepted including information from previous employers, pay stubs, W-2's, records from consumers for whom you performed plumbing work or similiar documents.
  • Once exams are passed, you must submit an application to the WV Division of Labor, Plumbing Board. 
  • There are no State mandated financial requirements except for the Wage Bond.
  • All types of contractors are required to carry Workers Compensation Insurance and Unemployment Insurance. Applicants who have NOT been actively and actually engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years must obtain a Wage Bond covering all employee salaries for four weeks at full production. Exceptions to the Wage Bond requirement are contractors that are only performing Residential work and those who have been actively engaged in construction work in West Virginia for the past 5 consecutive years.
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Scope of Work:

West Virginia law requires that each individual that works in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing fixtures, piping and equipment within West Virginia to be certified. To become Certified, each individual working as a Master Plumber, Journeyman Plumber or Plumber in Training must demonstrate competency both by experience and by passing exams in the field of plumbing at the level of certification being sought.

Plumbing work consists of installing water lines, vents and drains inside a building. It does not include replacing faucets, washers, unclogging sinks, installing dishwasher, etc

Applications:

To apply for licensure contact, West Virginia Division of Labor Contractor Licensing Board at (304) 558-7890.

Applications should be submitted to:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
 

To apply for an examination, contact:

Prov
200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
866-720-7768
 

Reciprocity:

West Virginia has no reciprocity agreements for the Plumbing Contractor license

Continuing 
Education:

West Virginia does not require continuing education for the Plumbing license at this time.

Exam:
  • Business Law exam is required in addition to the Master Plumber exam.
  • Prov administers the exam and a score of 70% is required to pass.
  • The Plumbing Master exam is an open book timed test with 100 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • The Plumbing Journeyman exam is an open book timed test with 80 questions and a 3-hour time limit.
  • The Plumber in Training exam is an open book timed test with 30 questions and a 2-hour time limit.
  • The exam fee for any Plumbing Classification is $51.95 per exam.
  • Out of state testing is available for an additional cost (call Prov for locations).
  • To schedule an exam please contact PROV at 866-720-7768

    Exam topics include: General Knowledge, Water Supply & Distribution, Code Requirements, Plumbing Fixtures, Waste Piping, Sanitary Vents, Fuel Gas, Safety-OSHA and Isometrics

References:
The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted in to the exam and they are available to purchase by calling 800-992-1910 or from our online bookstore. References can be highlighted and tabbed (with permanent Index tabs) prior to testing.
Training:

American Contractors Exam Services carries all the books necessary to prepare for the West Virginia Plumbing Contractor license exam. American Contractors has been helping contractors pass their exams for over 22 years.

  Seminar Price: $445.20  
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