In addition, no
department-licensed journeyperson plumber shall contract or carry out a
contract for the construction, installation, repairing or altering of any
plumbing, or furnish plumbing material therefor, within the corporation limits
of the city, or represent or advertise himself, either publicly or privately,
as being ready, willing or able to contract to perform such work or furnish
such material within the corporation limits of the city.
Applicants for a City of Columbus Journeyperson plumber license must meet the
(1) Have a minimum of 5 full years of experience in the plumbing trade
installing building services plumbing systems and apparatus including potable
water systems; or, completed a United States Department of Labor, Bureau of
Apprenticeship Training (USDOL, BAT) certified plumbing apprenticeship program.
(2) Satisfactorily complete and pass, with a grade of at least 70%, the Ohio Standard Journeyman
Plumber – 528 written examination administered by an approved testing agency.
For more information, study
references, and to take the exam, please contact ICC at (877) 783-3926 or visit
the ICC website; https://www.iccsafe.org/certification-exam-catalog/
Enter Ohio Standard Journeyman
Plumber – 528 into the “Search by Exam title” search field
references can be found under Contractor/Trades
Examination Bulletin published by ICC.
failure to pass the required examination shall not operate to deny the
applicant the right to take such examination at a future scheduled date,
provided the applicant makes proper application for such later examination with
the approved testing agency.
After 1 year from the date that a passing score was achieved on any required
examination for a department-issued license, the passing score for that
examination or examinations shall become invalid unless an application for
licensure has been made.
Alternatively, in lieu of the above requirements, an applicant for any license
(1) An engineer, registered in Ohio, in the specific field of work for the type
of license for which application is made; or
(2) A graduate engineer, with at least 1 full year's experience as a designer
or installer in the specific field of work for the type of license for which
application is made.
A full year of experience, shall be based on 12 consecutive calendar months
during which the applicant shall have been gainfully and verifiably employed
for not less than 1,600 working hours at the specific craft, trade or
profession for which an application for a department-issued license has been
Related Code Information:
LICENSE AND REGISTRATION-GENERAL PROVISIONS
The Board of Plumbing and Sewer Contractors meets once per month.
Applicants must submit their application (and fee) no later than 1 week prior
to the next scheduled board meeting.
Applicants are not required to be present at the board meeting. However,
contractors may appear before the board of Plumbing and Sewer Contractors for
due process complaints.
Plumber Application is used to obtain a license.