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Old 03-13-2019, 12:36 AM   #11
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In ontario you work as an apprentice to 9,000 hours complete your apprenticeship and become a journey person candidate and have 1 year to pass the certificate of qualification exam ( red seal exam ) if you get a 70% or higher your a journeyman an get the privelage of paying $140 a year to keep the license.
To obtaine a masters license ( buissness license ) you apply to the city or municipality where you work fill it out and have to meet certain criteria i.e 2 million dollars in insurance, w.s.i.b, not a convicted felon, 7 years experiance in the trade etc.. no exam and of course pay a fee.
That gives you the ability to pull permits and take on real jobs instead of re piping a crawl space in a trailer park side jobs.
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Hail your way

Always good to explore all facets of the industry.

Your going to find different States have different classifications. You can search your State requirements in relationship to the testing. Several companies have test prep help. Of course good basics are to connect to a plumber in your area who has passed (hopefully here), jump into the code book for your region.

In Illinois there is not "Master" classification. Apprentices must have at least 1,500 hours per year under a licensed plumber documented with the State complete with payroll records. You have 6,000 to put in and pass you exam with a 6 year time limit. If you don't pass by then you can still take more tests but may not perform any plumbing until pass.

Once you are licensed, you may secure a "Plumbing Contractors License". You must provide the State with articles of incorporation, partnerships documentation, etc. proof of liability, secure a surety bond with the state as beneficiary. Then you can legally contract plumbing in the State.

A plumber who passes their exam can work for any plumbing contractor, but may not do business until the secure the contractors license.
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