Overview & Benefits
The right resources and exam prep services
We offer everything you need to prepare for the Virginia Master Plumber and Virginia Journeyman Plumber Exams at PSI.
To prepare for the exam, you will need the required reference manual and tabs as well as our exam prep course. We also give the option to purchase a pre-tabbed and highlighted reference manual, saving you valuable hours of highlighting the information within the book yourself.
All applicants must apply to the state prior to registering with PSI for an examination.
You can find the Virginia Tradesman license application at DPOR's website here.
Virginia Plumber License
Per DPOR, “Plumbing work” includes the installation, maintenance, extension, or alteration or removal of piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with any of the following: Backflow prevention devices; Boilers; Domestic sprinklers; Hot water baseboard heating systems; Hydronic heating systems; Process piping; Public/private water supply systems within or adjacent to any building, structure or conveyance; Sanitary or storm drainage facilities; Steam heating systems; Storage tanks incidental to the installation of related systems; Venting systems; or Water heaters.
Plumbing tradesmen may also install, maintain, extend or alter the following:
- Liquid waste systems
- Sewerage systems
- Stormwater systems
- Water supply systems
“Master” means a person who possesses the necessary ability, proficiency, and qualifications to plan and lay out the details for installation and supervise the work of installing, repairing and maintaining specific types of materials and equipment utilizing a working knowledge sufficient to comply with the pertinent provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.
“Journeyman” means a person who possesses the necessary ability, proficiency, and qualifications to install, repair and maintain specific types of materials and equipment, utilizing a working knowledge sufficient to comply with the pertinent provisions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and according to plans and specifications.