Alaska Plumbing Exams

The Alaska Plumbing License Exam covers many topics including: Vents & Venting; Administrative Procedures; Fixtures; Drainage Systems and more.  Whether you live in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started:

Need of a License:  A journeyman plumber needs a license to work in Alaska.   

Who Grants a License:  Plumbing licenses are issued by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Procedures for Getting a License:    A candidate for a journeyman plumbing license must take and pass an exam.   Information about the exam and fees can be found online at Prometric.

Test Content:   The journeyman test has the following content and specifications:

     100 questions,  3 hour time limit, open book, 70 % needed to pass

Who Administers the Test:  Prometric

How to Apply for the Test : To apply for the journeyman exam, contact Prometric or call (800) 864-5309.

Fees:  There are fees to take the test.

Qualifications to take the Exam and receive a License:  A candidate for journeyman plumber must have at least 8,000 hours of experience under the UPC in commercial/residential plumbing. Up to 1,000 hours of trade related classroom training may be substituted for time in the field.

License Renewal:  Certificates of Fitness must be obtained every other year.  There is no continuing education requirement.

Applicable Code:   Alaska follows the Uniform Plumbing Code established by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.


For more information on licensing and exam preparation, go to's

Journeyman Plumbing Test Guide

Master Plumbing Test Guide

And take's Plumbing Practice Test.

For plumbing exam preparation products and services, such as study guides, practice tests, flashcards and courses, go to's Journeyman Plumber Exam and Master Plumber Exam listings.