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Virginia Plumber Exam Prep Course

  • $ 197.00


  • Course Duration: Complete at Your Own Pace
  • Course Type: Online Pre-Recorded
  • Books Required: 2

Virginia Plumber Exam Prep Course

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:
 1. Liquid waste systems; 2. Sewerage systems;
 3. Stormwater systems; 4. 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.


Exam Prep Class:

This class will prepare you to take the Virginia Master Plumber or Journeyman Plumber exams at PSI. We cover all the pertinent material within the reference manual you are allowed to bring into the exam. The pre-recorded course content includes instructor lectures and practice exam questions and answers to prepare you to take the timed exam.

For more information about scheduling the exam and test-taking policies, refer to the PSI Candidate Information Bulletin linked here


Class Days and Times:

This prep course is an online, pre-recorded course that you can complete at your own time and pace.

Pre-Recorded classes are available to you immediately upon purchase so you can get started studying today. Online Content is available for 180 days after purchase. To extend content access an additional 180 days, a $50 course extension fee is required. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.


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Online Content is available for 180 days after purchase. To extend content access an additional 180 days, a $50 course extension fee is required. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

Additional Materials

The exam at PSI is open-book. You may bring the approved references into the exam, and reference manuals may be tabbed and highlighted. Tabs must be permanent adhesive tabs - removable tabs such as post-its are not allowed in the examination center. 



You may take the following approved references into the exam with you:

  • International Plumbing Code, 2015 edition
  • Virginia Board for Contractors, Individual License and Certification Regulations, with latest available amendments

We offer the reference manuals here and tabs linked here. We also offer pre-tabbed and highlighted textbooks ready to take into the exam - let us save you hours of tabbing and highlighting!


Additional Courses

To become a Plumbing Contractor and pull permits, A Master Plumber must meet the business law requirements for contractors in addition to passing the Master Plumber exam.

All Virginia Contractor Applicants are still required to meet other state licensing regulations in order to obtain a license. All applicants must complete the Mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course and submit a license application to DPOR. Class A and Class B Applicants must also take and pass an additional business law exam before submitting a license application to DPOR.

We offer exam prep services and materials for the Virginia Contractors Class A/B Exam as well as Contractor License Application Fulfillment Services.

Haven't taken the mandatory 8-Hour Pre-License Course? Get started today on our partner site, Virginia Exam Training!

Exams are administered by PSI and can be scheduled by registering at

Exam Breakdown

The exam has 80 questions, with a minimum of 75% (60 questions) correct to pass. Examinees are allowed 210 minutes to complete the exam.

Subject Area # of items
Standards of Practice 3
Standards of Conduct 2
Renewal and Reinstatement 2
Definitions 1
Qualification for Licensure 1
Revocation of Licensure 1
Drainage Waste and Vents 24
Water Supply Systems 10
Backflow Prevention 10
Storm Drainage Systems 10
Plumbing Fixtures 7
General Regulations 5
Interceptors and Traps 4

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