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I am trying to figure out.. do you need apprenticeship to apply for master license in new jersey.. im getting mixed answers from websites and plumbers .. Anyone here a new jersey master plumber that can tell me what they needed or went through..
 

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Nooooo....

This is it:

ASSEMBLY, No. 1742
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
208th LEGISLATURE
INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 23, 1998
Sponsored by:
Assemblyman JAMES W. HOLZAPFEL
District 10 (Monmouth and Ocean)
Assemblyman JEFFREY W. MORAN
District 9 (Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean)
Co-Sponsored by:
Senator Cardinale
SYNOPSIS
Establishes requirements for apprentice and journeymen plumbers.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As introduced.
(Sponsorship Updated As Of: 6/30/1998)
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EXPLANATION - Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in the above bill is not
enacted and intended to be omitted in the law.
Matter underlined thus is new matter.
AN ACT concerning apprentice an 1 d journeymen plumbers and
2 amending and supplementing P.L.1968, c.362.
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4 BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State
5 of New Jersey:
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7 1. Section 15 of P.L.1968, c.362 (C.45:14C-15) is amended to
8 read as follows:
9 15. Not less than 30 days and no more than 60 days prior to the
10 date set for the examination for a master plumber's State license, every
11 person, except as herein provided, desiring to apply for a State license,
12 who shall meet the qualifications as set forth herein, shall deliver to the
13 State board, personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested,
14 postage prepaid, a certified check or money order payable to the
15 Treasurer of the State of New Jersey in the required amount as set
16 forth herein, together with such written application as shall be required
17 by the State board, completed as therein described, and together with
18 proof of qualifications as described hereunder.
19 The qualifications which shall be met and satisfied shall be as
20 follows:
21 a. The person shall be 21 or more years of age and a citizen or
22 legal resident of the United States; and
23 b. (1) The person shall have been engaged or employed in the
24 plumbing [industry] trade for a period of five years [next] preceding
25 the date of his application for a State license. [Three or more] One
26 of the five years shall have been spent while engaged or employed as
27 a journeyman plumber. [In lieu of the above requirements a] Four
28 years of the five years shall have been spent in a plumbing
29 apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the United States
30 Department of Labor, with proof of passage and successful completion
31 of this program while actively engaged or employed as a plumbing
32 apprentice. For a period of four years following the effective date of
33 P.L. , c. (now before the Legislature as this bill), each year of
34 employment in the plumbing trade or enrollment in a formal plumbing
35 apprenticeship program completed prior to the effective date of this
36 amendatory and supplementary act shall be accepted by the State
37 board in lieu of one year's enrollment in a plumbing apprenticeship
38 program accredited and approved by the United States Department of
39 Labor, up to a maximum total credit of four years; or
40 (2) The person shall have been awarded a bachelor's degree in
41 mechanical, plumbing or sanitary engineering from an accredited
42 college or university in the United States which the board finds
43 acceptable and in addition shall have been engaged or employed in the
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practical work of installing plumbing 1 systems for one year as an
2 apprentice or journeyman plumber.
3 Proof of compliance with such qualifications or those in lieu thereof
4 shall be submitted to the State board in writing, sworn to by the
5 applicant, and such written proof shall be accompanied by two recent
6 photographs of the applicant.
7 (cf: P.L.1987, c.442, s.3)
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9 2. (New section) The State board shall keep a register of all
10 applications by individuals registering as journeymen plumbers, and
11 apprentice plumbers enrolled in a plumbing apprenticeship program
12 accredited and approved by the United States Department of Labor,
13 which register shall include the following information: (1) name,
14 address, telephone number, age and social security number of the
15 apprentice or journeyman plumber; (2) date and type of registration
16 application; (3) name, address and telephone number of the plumbing
17 contractor employing the apprentice or journeyman plumber; (4)
18 whether the applicant was accepted or rejected, and in the case of a
19 rejection, the reasons for that action; (5) the registration number, if
20 issued; (6) the date of the action by the State board; and (7) any other
21 information the State board deems necessary.
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23 3. (New section) On and after the effective date of P.L. , c.
24 (now before the Legislature as this bill), any person desiring to register
25 as an apprentice or journeyman plumber shall make application to the
26 State board to be so registered and shall pay all the fees required in
27 connection therewith, which fees shall be established, prescribed or
28 changed by the State board to the extent necessary to defray all proper
29 expenses incurred by the State board to administer the provisions of
30 this act. However, fees shall not be fixed at a level that will raise
31 amounts in excess of the amount estimated to be so required.
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33 4. This act shall take effect on the 60th day after enactment.
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35
36 STATEMENT
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38 This bill revises the qualifications that a person needs to meet and
39 satisfy in order to apply for a master plumber's State license. In order
40 to qualify, a person must be a citizen or a legal resident of the United
41 States and have been engaged or employed in the plumbing trade for
42 a period of five years. Four of those five years must be spent in a
43 plumbing apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the
44 United States Department of Labor and one of those years must be
45 spent engaged or employed as a journeyman plumber. Currently, the
46 law requires a person to have been engaged or employed in the
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plumbing industry for a period of 1 five years and does not require a
2 person to spend four years in a plumbing apprenticeship program
3 accredited and approved by the United States Department of Labor or
4 to be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
5 The bill also provides that for four years following the effective
6 date of this bill, under certain circumstances, a person may qualify to
7 apply for a license as a master plumber without having to participate
8 in a plumbing apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the
9 United States Department of Labor. Those circumstances apply if a
10 person presents evidence satisfactory to the State Board of Examiners
11 of Master Plumbers that the person had been employed in the
12 plumbing trade or enrolled in a formal plumbing apprenticeship
13 program on or before the effective date of this bill. Such employment
14 or enrollment shall be credited up to a maximum total credit of four
15 years.
16 In addition, the bill stipulates that the State Board of Examiners of
17 Master Plumbers shall keep a register of all applications by individuals
18 registering as journeymen plumbers and apprentice plumbers enrolled
19 in a plumbing apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the
20 United States Department of Labor.
 

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Yes you need 4 year RECOGNIZED apprentceship, either through a trades school or Local Union. Everything must be documented. Hope this helps
 

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Does the plumbers license board look for W2's and or 1099's from the licensed plumber who you worked for? Do they really do their research on pay stubs etc? I am asking because my boss was out of work for about eight months but I still went to the trade school.

Just curious if the license board is going to pick up on the missing eight months recorded of employment.

Thank you, any insight or personal experience would be appreciated!
 

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Does the plumbers license board look for W2's and or 1099's from the licensed plumber who you worked for? Do they really do their research on pay stubs etc? I am asking because my boss was out of work for about eight months but I still went to the trade school.

Just curious if the license board is going to pick up on the missing eight months recorded of employment.

Thank you, any insight or personal experience would be appreciated!
I got my license in 1999. All I had to produce was 5 years of consecutive W2 forms. I didn't have to produce any pay stubs. As long as your w2's are consecutive you should be fine. The board does not except 1099 forms as proof of employment. At least they didn't then and I'm pretty sure they still don't
 
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