Plumber

Licensing Authority

Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Labor Standards & Safety
Mechanical Inspection Section
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 302
Anchorage, AK, 99503
phone: 907.269.4925
fax: 907.269.4932
email: Anchorage.lss-mi@alaska.gov


Fees

Application $50
Certificate of fitness $200
Biennial renewal $200

An re-application fee of $50 is required if the license has expired more than 90 days, and if expired longer than two years a re-examination is required. Work may not be performed with an expired license.


Requirements
  • Applicants for plumber journeyman need 8,000 hours of legally obtained experience in the trade subject to the UPC. A notarized application, original notarized letters attesting to experience from employers or through an Alaska based union and application fee are required prior to testing.
  • Plumber Gas (PG) applicants need 4,000 hours of legally obtained experience in the trade performing work subject to the Uniform Plumbing Code, a minimum of 2000 hours installing fuel and gas piping. A notarized application, original notarized letters attesting to experience from employers or through an Alaska based union, and application fee are required prior to testing.
  • Plumber Utility (PU) applicants need 1,000 hours of legally obtained experience in the trade. A notarized application, original notarized letters attesting to experience from employers or through an Alaska based union, and application fee are required prior to testing.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2014

Plumber journeyman PJ: 1,502
Plumber utility PU (limited journeyman): 125
Plumber gas PG (limited journeyman): 63
Plumber trainee PT: 417

Last updated April 2015.