Apprentice Plumber (Speciality), Solar Heating and Cooling System Installer Last updated 01/05/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions
$0.00 Apprentices are expected to pay the cost of tuition and the cost of books, this amount varies per committee. In some cases, these costs are paid by the employer or reimbursed to the apprentice by the apprenticeship committee. <br>Many programs require that apprentices have a basic tool kit and appropriate work clothes and safety equipment such as gloves or goggles. Reliable transportation is important. <br>A small number of apprenticeship programs charge a non-refundable application fee up to $25. Application fee may be waived for applicants with incomes below federal poverty guidelines.


Apprentice plumber and limited specialty plumber licenses are issued to individuals who are enrolled in registered apprenticeship or training programs approved by the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council in accordance with Oregon Plumbing Board regulations. These programs provide occupational training that combines paid supervised on-the-job (OJT) experience with classroom instruction.


2,000 hours (approximately 1 year).

Renewal Information

Apprentice licenses are automatically renewed for active apprentices and trainees.

Duplicate License Requirements

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
1 Month

Prerequisites and Requirements


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Required Documentation

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Examination Information

Apprentices in electrical and plumbing occupations are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for their license exam upon completion of the program (licensing fees apply).

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Insurance Requirements


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