Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Plumbing Inspector
(Uniform Code Based)

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Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners
929 E. 41st Street
Austin, TX   78765
(800) 845-6584 or (512) 936-5200
TX State Board of Plumbing

Exam Content

Subject Areas # of Questions
General Plumbing Codes 193
Plumbing Codes specific to
Water Heater Installation
Medical Gas Piping Installations 10
Plumbing License Law and Board Rules 25

Total number of test questions: 258
In addition to the subjects covered in the written exam, candidates should understand and know how to use various pipe sizing charts to create piping diagrams, as outlined at the time of the exam.
Additional Items # of
Fuel Gas Pipe Sizing Chart 1
Water Pipe Sizing Chart 1
Gas Fueled Appliance Vent Sizing Chart 1
Drainage System Pipe Sizing Chart 1


Reference Books and Statutes

1. Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012, IAPMO Buy at Amazon
2. NFPA 99C: Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems (Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Installation Stardards), 2005, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. Texas State Plumbing License Law: Occupations Code, Title 8, Chapter 1301, Sections 1301.351, 1301.356, 1301.403, 1301.404, 1301.452, 1301.502, 1301.508, 1301.701, and 1301.702 PDF File Link
4. Texas Board Rules: Administrative Code, Sections 361.1, 365.1, 367.2, 367.4, 367.5, and 367.7. PDF File Link

NOTE:  The exam is not specific to the International vs. the Uniform plumbing code.  You only need to study one code.  If you are using the International code for your references, use this link for study materials.
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