How to Become a Master Plumber
Posted by testmypipe at February 8th, 2016
After finishing your apprenticeship program and becoming a journeyman plumber you can further your career and become a master plumber. The requirements to become a master plumber vary by state, click here to search the requirements in your state.
Generally, it can take anywhere from 1 to 5 years after becoming a journeyman plumber to gain certification as a master plumber depending on your state’s regulation. Some states permit plumbers to specialize in areas such as residential plumbing, irrigation or backflow assemblies. Certification is usually given as an endorsement and requires additional testing.
Master Plumber Work
A master plumber is trained in all practices, and even though they can install, test, and repair any type of plumbing like a journeyman or even an apprentice plumber, a master plumber has high mathematical and design skills that he will use to create the blueprints for the plumbing installed.
A master plumber may work in gas, drainage, potable water or waste systems and he may be self-employed or he may work for a contractor or union. Also, a master plumber may have to carry a liability insurance depending on state laws. A liability insurance is an insurance that covers any damages to property that may be caused my the work of the plumber. For example, if a newly installed pipe, breaks and floods a building area. The cost of repair will be covered by this liability insurance.