Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter License
General Info - Statewide License
Initial license required for work in the plumbing trade in the state of Maryland.
An Apprentice plumber/gasfitter license allows an individual to assist a master plumber or a holder of a limited master plumber license in providing plumbing services while:
(1) under the direction and control of the master plumber or holder of the limited master plumber license; and
(2) in training to become a journey plumber.
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Must be 16 years old.
Apply for the License
Complete the form
Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Complete renewal application.
Pay renewal fee.
Why the License is required?
The Maryland State Board of Plumbing licenses and regulates individuals who provide or assist in providing plumbing and gas services in Maryland. The Board also issues natural gas fitter licenses to qualified individuals who are non-plumbers. Both of these types of licenses are required for work throughout the state except for Baltimore County and the areas served by the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). These two jurisdictions issue their own licenses and have their own plumbing code. The State Plumbing Board also issues a certificate to qualified individuals who are non-plumbers to provide propane gas services throughout the entire state.
What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?
Title 12, Business Occupations and Professions and Professions, Annotated Code of Maryland, and Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9.20