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Georgia Journeyman Plumber License

The Journeyman Plumber License allows you to do the following work under the supervision of a head plumber:

  • Installing and repairing plumbing lines
  • Other related basic plumbing tasks

How to Get a Journeyman Plumber License?

  1. Fulfill the application form
  2. Prove at least three years of prior primary or secondary experience
  3. Obtain the necessary documentation:
    • List three persons who know the candidate’s plumber experience to whom the Division may refer. Applicants must submit the Reference Form found within the application, which should be notarized
    • Disciplinary Action/Sanctions (if applicable)
      • Court Documents
      • Letter of Explanation
    • Applicant Affidavit of Citizenship
    • Qualified alien documentation
    • Secure and Verifiable Documents
    • Background Check: can be obtained at the local law enforcement office
    • Immigration Documents (If applicable)
    • Copy of a current and unexpired photo ID card showing brazing and installation expiration dates (If holding a Medical Gas Certification)
  4. Send the notarized application along with the requested documentation and fees to the Division at:
    Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers
    237 Coliseum Drive,
    Macon, GA 31217
  5. Expect the Division’s response regarding approval to sit for the examination. The Division will get in touch with AMP/PSI© to inform them of the approval
  6. Take and pass the examination for the Journeyman Plumber, once scheduled with AMP/PSI©
  7. Once approved, expect the Division of Master and Journeyman Plumbers to issue the license

Georgia Journeyman Plumber License Exam Prep Course

Georgia Journeyman Plumber License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Georgia Journeyman Plumber Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice
  • Time Allowed: 5 Hours
  • Minimum Passing Score: 70 Questions (70%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Pretest (20) *Pretest questions do not affect the score
    • Comply with General Laws (5)
      • Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board (complaint procedures, function of, renewal, etc.)
      • Location law for underground utilities
      • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
      • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Handicap Accessibility
      • State water conservation law
    • Comply with Regulations (15)
      • Georgia State Plumbing Code and Standard Building Code Congress (SBCCI) Plumbing Code
      • Standard Building Code Congress (SBCCI) Gas Code
      • Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (OSHA)
      • Obtain necessary permits and inspections (plumbing, boiler, etc.)
      • State Trenching Law
      • Georgia State Boiler Code
      • Health Department
      • Manufacturer’s recommendations
    • Work Planning/Organizing (7)
      • Compile bill of materials from drawing and specifications (job takeoff)
      • Interpret equipment nameplate data: pump, water heater, backflow preventer, lift stations
      • Draw waste and water diagrams (isometrics)
      • Interpret bar chart schedule
      • Determine precedence of various codes, laws, manufacturer’s instructions, regulations, etc.
    • Perform Pipe Cutting and Joining Activities (10)
      • Cut cast-iron pipe (using snap-type chain cutter, hammer and chisel, metal saw, demolition saw, hydraulic cutters, etc.)
      • Cut concrete pipe (using saws, hammer and chisel, etc.)
      • Cut and ream copper tubing and pipe (using metal saws, tubing cutter, etc.)
      • Cut and ream plastic pipe (using saws, tubing (scissor) cutter, etc.)
      • Cut and ream steel pipe (using hand pipe cutter, metal saw, power pipe cutter)
      • Join cast-iron soil pipe (using lead and oakum, rubber-type seal, no-hub)
      • Use transition fittings (clay pipe to cast-iron pipe, cast iron to plastic, etc.)
      • Join copper or brass pipe (tubing) to fittings (sweat method, compression, flare, T-drill method, etc.)
      • Join PVC, CPVC plastic pipe using solvent method, fusion method, threaded, grooved, etc.
      • Cut and join ductile iron pipe
      • Join steel pipe (threaded, welded, grooved, flanged, etc.)
      • Cut and join vent and flue pipe (Class B and C)
      • Cut and join other types of pipe (glass, polyethylene, acid resistant, etc.)
    • Perform Plumbing Systems Installation Activities (21)
      • Interpret plans and install according to specifications
      • Size and install water supply
      • Size and install drainage systems
      • Size and install gas pipes
      • Assemble plumbing fittings and fixtures (interpret manufacturer’s instructions)
      • Locate/mark holes for plumbing in walls, ceilings, or floors
      • Install pipe through concrete walls, ceilings, or floors
      • Install pipe through wood floors
      • Install pipe through metal walls, ceilings, or floors
      • Install pipe to meet fire code regulations
      • Secure horizontal and vertical lines of pipe to masonry and concrete, metal, etc., surfaces
      • Secure horizontal and vertical lines of pipe to wood surface
      • Insulate water lines
      • Locate and install clean-cuts
      • Install pipe in trenches (layout, digging, compaction, bedding, and thrust blocks)
      • Install footing drains
      • Calculate the slope required for building sewer lines
      • Install vent terminals (roof-flashing)
      • Fabricate fixture support (backing)
      • Mount fixture carriers
      • Install bathroom fixtures: water closet, tubs, showers, bidets, lavatories, etc.
      • Install clothes dryer vent
      • Install/fabricate sump reservoir
      • Install sinks
      • Install dishwashers
      • Install garbage disposal
      • Install “Instant Hot” water heaters
      • Install water heaters
      • Install boilers
      • Install specialty fixtures: hospital, medical, restaurant, prison, etc.
      • Install industrial piping and fixtures
      • Install specialty piping: gas, air, vacuum, etc.
      • Install valves according to manufacturer’s instructions
      • Install specialty valves: backflow, T and P, pressure relief, check, vacuum relief, backwater, pressure-reducing, etc.
      • Install specialty traps and interceptors (grease, sand, oil, etc.)
      • Install shower and safety pans
      • Install fixtures according to ADA, ANSI regulations
      • Install specialty waste systems (continuous, indirect, and safe waste systems, open site drains, trailer site waste systems, etc.)
      • Install roof and storm drain systems
      • Install sewage ejection systems
    • Perform System Testing Activities (7)
      • Pressure test water distribution system (air, water, hydrostatic, etc.)
      • Test sanitary and drainage systems (water, smoke, air, peppermint, etc.)
      • Pressure test gas lines (air)
      • Certify backflow test
      • Sterilize potable water systems and obtain certification
    • Perform Maintenance and Repair Activities (15)
      • Locate leaks in gas supply lines (using soapy water, gas detector)
      • Service gas appliances (clean and adjust gas burners, check valves and venting, etc.)
      • Service electric appliances (replace electric water heater element, check controls, relief valves, etc.)
      • Locate, identify, and remove obstructions in drain lines and water closets
      • Clean backwater valves
      • Repair leaking water faucets or valves
      • Repair tank type and flush valve water closets
      • Locate leak in drainage/vent systems (peppermint test, Smoke test)
      • Free jammed garbage disposal
      • Test/adjust pressure reducing valves
      • Test/replace thermocouple and/or pilot light
      • Service backflow preventer
      • Service sewage pumps
      • Locate underground lines
    • Safety-related Issues (15)
      • Identify and control for the following potential safety hazards during installation and service:
        • Hot water heater and pressure vessels (vent system – slope, classification, sizing, routing and termination; testing, relief valves – sizing, pressure rating, routing and termination, etc.)
        • Gas piping: testing and support
        • Backflow prevention
        • Personal safety: poisonous gases, trenching, faulty equipment, etc.
    • Calculate the following during installation and service: offset, volume, area, pressure, depth, circumference, radius, weight, etc. (5)
  • PSI© Journeyman Plumber Official Content Outline

Georgia Journeyman Plumber Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Journeyman Plumber exam. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.


    Sales price: $764.94

    Sales price: $864.94

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