North Carolina
State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors

State Board of Examiners

Click here for the January 2014 Newsletter


NEW - Residential Fire Sprinkler Contractor class information released - Click here

Online License Renewal and Payment -
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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" 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 your 2013 license has expired, you may 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 2011 or 2012, you are not eligible for online renewal.  Please visit the Forms page for a multi-year renewal form. If your license expired in 2010 or earlier, you are not eligible for renewal.

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.

 The Board has created an education program for use as a disciplinary tool for any licensee whom a valid complaint is filed against.  This is not a new practice, as a number of special classes have been used on a limited basis for many years. It is the position of the Board that the individual licensee should be responsible for keeping himself/herself educated and in touch with the latest business and trade practices.  Licensees who fail to take this responsibility seriously are more likely to be the subject of complaints. The Board will ensure that those who are in need of additional education as evidenced by the findings of the complaint investigation will be required to satisfactorily complete the educational courses deemed appropriate in order to keep their license in good standing.


2014 Business Meeting Schedule
January 17 Special Meeting Propsed Rules
February 11 June 10 October 17*
April 25* August 12 December 9
* April 25th:        New Bern, NC
* October 11th:   Hendersonville, NC
2014 Formal Hearing Schedule
January 14 May 13September 9
February 10 June 9October 16*
March 11July 8 November 12
April 24* August 11 December 8
* April 24th:        New Bern, NC
* October 16th:   Hendersonville, NC
All Business Meetings and Formal Hearings are held at the Board's office unless denoted by an asterisk (*).

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.