All plumbers are not created equal. In order to practice plumbing in the State of New Jersey a person must be licensed as a Master Plumber through the State Board of Examiners of Master Plumbers and carry a bond in favor of the State of New Jersey in the sum of $3,000.00.
So what does this mean to me as a home owner?
When you hire a N.J Licensed Master Plumber, (not to be confused with a N.J licensed contractor), you’re getting someone qualified and trained with the knowledge to plan, layout install, maintain or repair your plumbing system and supervise others in accordance with stringent standards, rules and regulations established by the State!
The first thing that comes to mind, when people think about plumbers is, well you know, we should all really be wearing suspenders, and we seem to charge a lot. Most people really have no idea what’s really involved with becoming a plumber.
Before becoming a licensed Master Plumber, you have to work in the plumbing field for five years, be at least 21 and a legal citizen and resident of the U.S.
One of those five years must be served as a Journeyman and four of the five years must be spent in a plumbing apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the United States Department of Labor. If you happen to have a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical plumbing or engineering you can skip four years of working for a plumber but you still have to work one year as a Journeyman plumber.
You’re still not a Master Plumber Yet!
After all these qualifications are met, you must sit for an extensive grueling State exam. After passing the exam, its official, you’re a Master Plumber. From this point on, every two years you will attend an accredited continuing education class
Every Master Plumber has a plumbing License number. By law, this License number must be displayed on trucks, and any and all invoices, advertisements, proposals and correspondence.
Accurate Plumbing and Drain Cleaning Inc.
N.J Lic. 8364