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  • Statutes & Rules

    INDIANA CODE § 25-28.5 - Plumbers

    • Chapter 1. Regulation of Plumbers; Creation of Commission; Licensing
    • Chapter 2. Plumbers Recovery Fund

    Indiana Code 25-1 - Professions and Occupations

    • Ch. 0.1. Effect of Certain Acts
    • Ch. 1.   Evidence of License Applicant's Payment of Personal Property Taxes Required
    • Ch. 1.1. Effect of Criminal Convictions on Licensed or Registered Persons
    • Ch. 1.2. Effect of Delinquency in Child Support Payments on Licensed or Registered Persons
    • Ch. 2.   Renewal of Licenses Granted by State Agencies ─ Notice of Expiration
    • Ch. 3.   Civil Immunity of Regulatory Agencies
    • Ch. 4.   Continuing Education
    • Ch. 5.   Professional Licensing Agency
    • Ch. 5.5. Electronic Registry of Professions
    • Ch. 5.7. Emergency Practitioner Temporary Licensing
    • Ch. 6.   Professional Licensing Agency Functions and Duties
    • Ch. 6.5. Board Administration
    • Ch. 7.   Investigation and Prosecution of Complaints Concerning Regulated Occupations
    • Ch. 8.   Occupational and Professional Licensure, Registration, and Certification Fees
    • Ch. 9.   Health Professions Standards of Practice
    • Ch. 9.1. Out of Network Provider Referrals
    • Ch. 9.3. Electronically Transmitted Prescriptions for Controlled Substances
    • Ch. 9.5. Telehealth Services and Prescriptions
    • Ch. 9.7. Prescribing and Dispensing of Opioids
    • Ch. 9.8. Practitioner Good Faith Estimates
    • Ch. 10. Direct Primary Care Agreements
    • Ch. 10.3.          Health Care Provider Advertising
    • Ch. 11. Professional Licensing Standards of Practice
    • Ch. 12. Renewal of Licenses Held by Individuals in Military Service
    • Ch. 13. Indiana Scheduled Prescription Electronic Collection and Tracking Program
    • Ch. 14. Repealed
    • Ch. 15. Exemptions for Athletic Organization Practitioners Licensed in Other Jurisdictions
    • Ch. 16. Evaluation of Regulated Occupations
    • Ch. 17. Licensure of Individuals with Military Training; Licensure of Military Spouses
    • Ch. 18. Repealed
    • Ch. 19. Scleral Tattooing
    • Ch. 20. Effect of a State Disaster Emergency on Professional Disciplinary Action
    • Ch. 21. Reciprocity for Health Care Professionals

    Title 860, Article 1 - General Provisions

    Rule 1. Licenses; Applications for Renewal
    Rule 2. Definitions
    Rule 3. Examinations; Journeyman Plumber; Plumbing Contractor
    Rule 4. Advertising
    Rule 5. Competent Practice of Plumbing

    Title 860, Article 2 - Apprentice Plumbing

    Rule 1. Registration and Training

  • International Plumbing Code Book

    The International Plumbing Code Book may be obtained from the International Code Council.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: How do you become an apprentice?
    Answer: You must be registered in an approved program and be 17 years or older to qualify as an apprentice.

    Question: How do you become a journeyman?
    Answer: You must have at least four years in an apprenticeship program or be a licensed plumber in another state to qualify as a journeyman in Indiana.

    Question: How do you become a contractor?
    Answer: You must have four years in an apprenticeship program, be licensed plumber another state or four years in the plumbing business under the direction of a licensed plumbing contractor.

    Question: What section of the application should be completed for an apprentice to be a journeyman plumber?
    Answer: All of page 1 and page 3 starting with the Personal Background section.

    Question: What section of the application must be completed for a journeyman to be a plumbing contractor?
    Answer: All of page 1 and page 3 starting with the Personal Background section if the applicant completed an apprenticeship program.  If the applicant is licensed in another state you will need to complete the applicant information on page 1.  All of page 2 except the section "Experience in a Plumbing Business" and page 3 starting with the Personal Background section

    Question: How many times can you take a test?
    Answer: You can take the test seven times within a two-year period. To reschedule an exam you will have to contact ICC, the exam administrator.

    Question: What expiration date do you use for a two year period?
    Answer: On your first scheduled date to take the exam.

    Question: Does reciprocity exist for journeyman and contractor plumbers?
    Answer: Reciprocity is not available for journeyman and contractor plumbers Instead, you must present an application and pay the fee. Then the application goes before the board. If board approved you must take the exam and pass.

    Question: Can you appeal if your application was denied?
    Answer: Yes, you may either reapply or appeal with a petition within 18 days of the date of the denial letter. If you petition after 18 days it well be considered untimely.

    Question: I did not show up for the exam due to bad weather. Can I reschedule for the next exam and transfer my fee?
    Answer: All fees are non refundable and nontransferable. To reschedule an exam you will have to contact ICC, the exam administrator.

    Question: How long before I receive my pocket card?
    Answer: Go to and login or register to your Access Indiana account.

    Question: How much is the apprentice fee?
    Answer: The apprentice fee is $10.

    Question: How much is the application fee for journeyman?
    Answer: The journeyman application is $30.

    Question: How much is the application fee for contractor?
    Answer: The contractor application fee is $50.

    Question: I am unable to obtain an employer affidavit from the employer. How can I verify employment?
    Answer: If you are unable to obtain an employer affidavit from you employer, you may submit an affidavit explaining the reason why or W2's.

    Question: May I work as a plumber without a license?
    Answer: It is unlawful to act in the capacity of a plumbing contractor or journeyman plumber without a license.

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