Licensing Requirements

Plumbing Licensing Laws

The Plumbing Licensing Laws/Regulations and Rules can be confusing.  The State Legislature passes laws regulating the overall licensing within the state.  Licensing Rules are made through a process managed by DOPL.  New rules or changes are first brought before the Plumbing Licensing Board.  After discussions recommendations are forwarded to the Construction Services Commission for final approval.  This is called the ‘Rule Making Process’.  The Utah Laws and Rules for Licensing can be found here.

The UPHCA is very involved and active in this process.  We carefully work with members of the legislature and DOPL to ensure that our concerns and voice is heard.

State Plumbing License Renewal Deadline

November 30, 2022


12 hours of Continuing Education (CE) Credit 

  • 12 hrs of Core (code & safety classes) or
  • 4 hours Professional (approved topics) & 8 hours of Core

UPHCA is an State Approved CE Provider for Specialty Contractors.  With this the UPHCA can give concurrent credit for both plumbing and contractor licenses.

Handyman Exemption/Scope

The Handyman Scope of Work can only do very limited plumbing work, (replacing or installing a faucet) and electrical work (replacing an electrical fixture).  Nothing over $300 and this includes the material and labor!

The reason and purpose for this are to ensure that the work you contract for is done safely, properly, and provides protection for you the consumer!

WATER HEATERS…Only licensed plumbing contractors can install regular and tankless water heaters for a fee…it’s the law!

State of Utah Rule R156-55c Plumbing Licensing Act

A Rule of Thumb

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