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


Online Application for Examination


Welcome to the online application for examination page! We appreciate your interest in obtaining professional licensure from the Board.

The Board has invested considerable resources in order to offer this service, and we encourage applicants to take advantage of it. As the United States Postal Service continues to increase the time required for mail delivery, submitting your application electronically will eliminate the time in transit and will result in your application being reviewed sooner. You are still required to mail the required notarized documents, but your application can be reviewed prior to receiving these, with final approval when we receive the notarized paper documents. 

 Before beginning the online application process, you should also review all information contained in the text and links on the Exam Information page of our site, as well as all information below.

If you do not have the ability to scan and upload documents, do not use the online application.
Depending on the type of online application you are submitting, you will need the ability to scan and upload documents, such as 1099s, W2s, certification certificates, criminal background reports, articles of organization/incorporation, consumer statements, P&L statements, and more. All documents must be submitted in .pdf format and should not be password protected or tagged for expiration. If you do not have the ability to scan/upload all required documents, you will need to download and complete a traditional paper application from the Forms page and submit it  to our office with all supporting documents. 

All notarized documents must also be mailed to the Board’s office, even if they are also submitted online.
As the Submitting your application online will result in a quicker review, If submitting an online application, you will not be approved to sit for the exam until the original notarized paper documents are received in our office and processed.

Do not submit your application until all required information has been included.

If your application is incomplete, or if additional information is required for processing, you will be notified by email.

By submitting an application online, you are stating that you are ready to take the exam.
This means that you have all required reference books and are ready to test. If your application is approved, you will be notified by email which will include instructions for scheduling your exam. You must take the exam within 30 days of your notification date.

If you have a valid email address that you check regularly and a means of scanning/uploading documents, click here to begin the online application process. You will need to create a password if you would like to return to the application or check on the application status. Write your password down and keep it in a safe place for future reference.

If you need to leave your application before it is completed and submitted, you may do so. To return to an application that has already been started, or to check the status of an application that has been submitted, click here. You must have your password to log back into your application. You may leave and return to the application as many times as necessary.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please click here to contact us by email. Our office frequently experiences extremely high call volumes and you are likely to receive a response by email quicker than by phone. Include your full name and your question(s). DO NOT send documents related to the application via email. All documents must be uploaded through the application portal.