Kentucky Plumbing Licensing: Frequently Asked Questions


Navigating the ins and outs of licensing can be difficult. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky plumber licensing to get you the answers you need and on the road to a great career!

Do I have to complete continuing education to renew my Kentucky plumbing license?

Yes, you must complete 6-hours of continuing education.

When is my Kentucky plumber continuing education due?

Kentucky plumbers must renew their licenses every year by the last day of their birth month.

How do I renew my Kentucky plumbing license?

  1. Complete 6-hours of continuing education
  2. Complete the renewal notice that you will receive 30 days before expiration
  3. Provide proof of continuing education completion (we provide a printable certificate immediately upon course completion)

What is the renewal fee for my Kentucky plumbing license?

Journeymen $60
Master $250

Who submits my Kentucky plumbing license plumbing course completion?

We will submit the course completion; the licensee still needs to show proof of continuing education completion. (We provide a printable certificate immediately upon course completion).

What happens if I renew my Kentucky plumbing license late?

Any master or journeyman plumber who fails to renew his license prior to expiration may have his license renewed upon payment of the required renewal fee, a late fee, and upon showing the completion of continuing education requirements. The late fee for a master plumber shall be five dollars ($5) and for a journeyman plumber three dollars ($3). If the renewal and late fees are not paid one hundred eighty (180) days after the license expires, such licenses shall be automatically canceled by operation of law for nonpayment; provided, however, that such licenses may be reinstated upon payment of all delinquent renewal fees plus a late fee of ten dollars ($10) for a master plumber and six dollars ($6) for a journeyman plumber. Upon presentation of proper evidence, the department may waive payment of any renewal or late fee specified herein for persons serving on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Who do I contact at the state level with questions about my Kentucky plumbing license?

Division of Plumbing
101 Sea Hero Rd.
Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601

Telephone: 502-573-0397
Fax: 502-573-1058


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