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Apply for a Master Plumber license

Take the next step in your career. Apply for your Master Plumber License.

Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

The Details of Apply for a Master Plumber license

What you need for Apply for a Master Plumber license

To become a master plumber, you'll need to complete and submit a Master Plumber Application online. Applications mailed to the board will be returned.  Complete the Plumber Examination Application by including the following information:

Once your application for examination is accepted by the Board you can register to take the exam.

Fees for Apply for a Master Plumber license

The Board of Examiners collects a non-refundable Application Fee payable to "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts". 

A separate License Fee is charged to you when you pass the exam. Please be prepared to pay this fee at the test center in order to get your license. You can pay by:

  • Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)
  • Money order
  • Cashier's check or company check (made payable to PSI Exams).
Name Fee Unit
License/Application Fee $31 each
License Fee $78 each

How to apply Apply for a Master Plumber license

To apply online, register for an account using the Massachusetts E-Licensing and E-Permitting Portal also know as ePLACE. This will allow you to apply for licenses, make on-line payments, renew your license and update your contact information through your on-line account.

Once your application for the Journeyman Plumber Examination has been received, reviewed and approved by the Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters, you can register online to take the exam . 

Next steps for Apply for a Master Plumber license

  1. Get the Board's Approval to Take the Master Plumber Exam

    The Board will review your application and either approve or deny your application to take the exam. If your application is incomplete or you haven't shown the minimum education and work experience requirements, the Board will let you know by email of any additional documentation needed to complete the application and a notice explaining why your application was not approved. Incomplete applications will only be kept on file for 180 days. 

    You will be notified of the Board's decision by a third party testing agency called PSI Exams who will help you schedule to take your exam online or in-person at a designated testing center. 

  2. Register for the Master Plumber's Exam

    Once you're approved to take the Master Plumber exam, you can register online to take the exam.

  3. Take the Exam

    You will receive your score at the test site following your exam. 

    If you don't get a passing score, you may retake the exam within 12 months of the date your exam application was approved by the Board.

  4. Get your license

    If you pass the Master Plumber Examination you can get your license by submitting a licensing fee at the test site. 

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Contact for Apply for a Master Plumber license

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118
436 Dwight Street , Springfield , MA 01103