North Carolina Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor License

A Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor is allowed to work on exterior building sewer piping, exterior water service piping 2 inches or less, exterior backflow preventers on 2 inches or less piping, and water filtration systems.

How to Get the NC Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor’s License?

  • Submit the NC Restricted Limited Plumbing Application to the board.
  • To be eligible to take the Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor examination, an applicant must have 9 months (1,500 hours) of full-time experience in the installation, maintenance, service, or repair of plumbing systems, whether or not license was required for the work performed. However, up to one-half (750 hours) of the experience requirement may be in academic or technical training directly related to the field of endeavor for which the examination is requested. Current active licensees of the North Carolina Irrigation Contractor Licensing Board, who also hold Backflow Inspector Certification from an approved municipality in the state or demonstrate 500 hours of experience in the maintenance, service or repair of components of plumbing systems may also qualify.
  • Obtain a background check from an authorized provider.
  • If your application is denied or you are required to provide additional information, you will be notified. If application is approved, you will receive notification of exam eligibility by mail or e-mail.
  • Contact the exam provider to schedule the exam within 30 days.
  • Once you pass, submit a Licensing Activation form and fee to obtain the license.

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor Course

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor Exam

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor Trade and Business Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based; Open Book
  • Testing Company: State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating & Fire Sprinkler Contractors
  • Hours Allotted: 3.5h
  • Trade and Business together (2h Trade, 1.5 Business)
  • The board does not disclose subject matters for the exam but If the examinee fails, he/she can get a strength/weakness report which lists the categories and the number correct / incorrect responses.
  • Keep in mind that for any plumbing exam the usual subjects pertain around these: Drainage, water distribution, piping, and isometrics are core plumbing subjects, along with an understanding of swimming pools, wells, irrigation systems, medical gas, natural gas, fire protection, and heating.

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor Book Set

The book set includes all required references for the Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor exam. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • NORTH CAROLINA RESTRICTED LIMITED PLUMBING - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $440.29
  • NORTH CAROLINA RESTRICTED LIMITED PLUMBING - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $490.29

Restricted Limited Plumbing Contractor Trade Books