State Board of Examiners
Online License Renewal and Payment
Please note: Recent automatic updates to Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers may make your computer unable to fully complete the online renewal process. The site should be used with Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10. If your computer is currently running the new Internet Explorer 11, click here for instructions on how to uninstall it and return to a previous version that is compatible with the online renewal site.
If you are unable to use the online system, you may complete and mail a paper renewal form as in past years. A second mailing of renewal forms and online renewal information is being sent to all licensees who have not yet renewed and should be delivered to licensees during the week of December 8th.
Click Here to log-in (**MasterCard and VISA only**)
**Please do not use the online system if you do not have a MasterCard or VISA**
You will not be able to complete the process without one of these for payment.
Click Here for a step-by-step Online Tutorial in Adobe PDF format.
The Board office will be closed on the following dates:
Tuesday, Dec. 24th - Thursday, Dec. 26th
New Year's Holiday
Wednesday, Jan. 1st
Proposed Rule Changes
The Board is currently going through the process of amending its Administrative Code to implement the Limited Plumbing Contractor license recently created by the General Assembly. If you wish to read the proposed rules please CLICK HERE.
Safe Drinking Water Act
- Summary Presentation - New Federal Lead Requirements effective January 4, 2014
Renewal of Expired License
All licenses issued by the Board expire on December 31st of each year. There is no "grace period"...no activities requiring a license may be performed until the license is renewed. If not renewed by January 31st, a $25.00 late processing fee will apply.
An expired license may be renewed during the three year period following expiration. If the license has been expired for more than three years, the applicant must take the examination(s) to reinstate the license.
If you have a currently active 2013 license, you may now renew for 2014 online by clicking the link at the top of this page. If you choose to mail in or deliver your renewal to the office, renewals are processed in the order that they are received. Please allow 2-3 days for processing after the form and payment is received in our office.
If your license expired in 2010, 2011, or 2012, please visit the Forms page for a multi-year renewal form.
Continuing Education Not Required for Annual License Renewal
Licensees are no longer required to attend continuing education courses that have been approved by the Board as a condition of annual renewal. The Board strongly encourages all licensees to periodically attend continuing education classes in order maintain and increase your knowledge within your respective trades. In order to assist our licensees in locating continuing education classes, our website will soon list the names, types of classes, and contact information of the providers who notify the Board staff that they will be offering continuing education classes.
|February 12||June 11||October 11*|
|April 26*||August 4||December 10|
|* April 26th: Kill Devil
* October 11th: Hendersonville, NC
|January 8||May 14||September 10|
|February 11||June 10||October 10*|
|March 12||July 9||November 19|
|April 25*||August 5||December 9|
Disclaimer: The State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (the Board) has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its web site. However, due to the possibility of data entry errors, omissions, unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the web site or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the Board's control, the Board does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its web site and is not liable for reliance on this information.
Please contact the Board at 919-875-3612 if you have any questions concerning the information on this site, or if you need additional information.