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Delaware Plumbing License

The plumbing industry in Delaware is expanding. The criteria for a journeyman and master plumbers license are typically determined at the state level, and the necessary requirements and exams differ by state. The criteria for a journeyman and master plumber license are listed below. Our guide provides information on Delaware plumbing license requirements, apprenticeships, and work opportunities.

How to get a plumbing license in Delaware?

What plumbing work can be done without a license? To work as a certified plumber in Delaware, you must first obtain a license.

The Delaware Division of Professional Regulation-Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Examiners issues plumbing licenses.

A journeyman certificate is required before you can apply for a license. The Delaware Department of Labor or any accredited plumbing apprenticeship program issues this certificate. For a period of 7 years, you must be enrolled in an apprenticeship program.

You must serve as a journeyman plumber under the supervision of a master plumber.

When you submit your application for a Delaware plumbing license, you must have a Delaware journeyman certificate. You would not be required to take the master plumber test if you already have a master plumber license in another state.

Also, you should apply for your master plumber license after you have worked as a journeyman plumber for 7 years. Except for Pennsylvania, master plumbers from other states may apply for a license without taking the exam. You must take the exam if you do not already have a master’s license from another state.

The cost of obtaining a master plumber’s license is $141.

If you have a criminal record, it would not preclude you from obtaining a Delaware plumbing license. To assess your eligibility, the licensing board will carefully examine your submission.

A plumbing certificate program is offered by Ashworth College online school. Plumbing codes, plumbing math, and pipefitting are among the topics covered in these classes.

  • To enroll in this four-year program, you must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma (or GED).

The New Castle County School District’s Adult Education Division provides plumbing classes. Pipe testing, plumbing drawings, plumbing mathematics, roof construction, water supply testing, and fixture installation are all part of plumbing education. To participate in these plumbing classes, you must have a high school diploma (or GED) and be at least 18 years old.

To take the Delaware master plumbing license test, you must

  • first register with Prometric
  • pay the exam fee

To pass the exam, you must obtain a score of at least 70%.

To verify online plumbing license in Delaware you can conduct a Delaware plumbing license search at the top of that website.

Plumbers’ Insurance in Delaware

You must have insurance to work as a Delaware plumber. Companies must cover their workers’ insurance. If you own a Delaware plumbing business or if your employer does not have insurance for plumbers, you must have the following minimum amount of insurance:

  • Property loss cover of $300,000 (for each occurrence)
  • General liability insurance is worth $100,000. (for each occurrence)

Delaware plumbing license reciprocity

Does my plumber’s license work in other states? There is no Delaware master plumbing license reciprocity arrangement between Delaware and any other state.

Do I need to renew my plumbing license in Delaware?

Your Delaware plumbing license must be renewed every two years. The cost of renewing a license is $141.

Division of Professional Regulation

Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Canon Building, Suite 203
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500

What are costs for a plumber license in Delaware?

The cost of obtaining a master plumber’s license is $141. If you have a criminal record, it would not preclude you from obtaining a Delaware license. To assess your eligibility, the licensing board will carefully examine your submission.

LICENSE TYPE APPLICATION FEE
Plumber $153
Master HVACR $153
Master Restricted HVACR $153
Plumber or HVACR Temporary $40

Other fees

MISCELLANEOUS FEE
Commercial Hood System Examination $50
SR – Inactive License Status Change Request $45
SR – Request for Roster $45
SR – Verification of Licensure $35
SR – Verification of Licensure with Exam Scores/Hours/History $45

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