Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Journeyman Plumber

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Professional Licensure
Board of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA  02118
Phone: (617) 727-9952
MA State Board of Plumbers and Gas Fitters

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas - Part 1
Written Portion
# of
General Regulations, Inspections, and Permits 9
Gas Piping, Equipment, and Appliances 21
Venting 12
Traps and Cleanouts 2
Fixtures, Equipment, and Clearances 2
Water Heaters 3
Piping, Valves, and Controls 3
Water Supply 6
Hangers and Supports 2
Drain, Waste, and Vent 13
Separators, Interceptors, and Grease Traps 5
Joints and Connections 2

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (minutes): 160


Subject Areas - Part 2
Practical Portion
# of
Isometric Analysis 20
General Trade Calculations 5
Gas Piping 7
Gas Venting 8

Total number of test questions: 40
Time allowed (minutes): 160


Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Massachusetts 248 CMR 3.00 2012 General Provisons Governing the Conduct of Plumbing and Gas Work Performed in the Commonwealth Web Page Link
2. Massachusetts 248 CMR 4.00 2014 Massachusetts Fuel Gas Code Web Page Link
3. Massachusetts 248 CMR 5.00 2014 Amendments to NFPA 54 Web Page Link
4. Massachusetts 248 CMR 8.00 2014 Amendments to NFPA 58(there is no 248 CMR 6.00) Web Page Link
5. Massachusetts 248 CMR 7.00 2014 Large Gas Utilization Equipment Web Page Link
6. Massachusetts 248 CMR 11.00 2010 Education and Experience Standards and Requirements for Licensure Web Page Link
7. Massachusetts 248 CMR 10.00-10.23, Uniform State Plumbing Code 2005 Web Page Link
8. Massachusetts General Laws, General Provisons Governing the Conduct of Plumbing and Gas Work Performed in the Commonwealth Web Page Link
9. NFPA 54: National Fuel Gas Code, 2012, NFPA Buy at Amazon
10. NFPA 58: Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2011, NFPA Buy at Amazon
11. Massachusetts MGL Chapter 142: Supervison of Plumbing Web Page Link
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