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Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Examining Board

Licensure Details — Requirements


The information below outlines the requirements for licensure as an apprentice. The apprentice license is universal to all disciplines. All apprentices must be enrolled in a recognized United States Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship program. Contact information for the office is listed below.

Definition of Apprentice

"Apprentice" means any person, other than a helper, journeyperson, or master, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged in working as an employee of a plumbing, mechanical, HVAC-refrigeration, sheet metal or hydronic systems contractor under the supervision of either a master or a journeyperson and is progressing toward completion of an apprenticeship training program registered by the office of apprenticeship of the United States department of labor while learning and assisting in the design, installation, and repair of plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, sheet metal, or hydronic systems, as applicable.

Apprentice Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Effective January 1, 2010 all apprentice applicants must have completed a high school education or attained GED equivalent.
  • Must provide documentation of criminal convictions related to the practice of the profession, which shall include a full explanation from the applicant.
  • Must file an application and submit appropriate fees.
  • Must certify applicant is working under the supervision of a licensed journeyperson or master in the applicable discipline.
  • Must be enrolled in an applicable apprentice program which is registered with the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and provide the department with the United States Department of Labor sponsorship agreement information found in the indenture agreement. This includes: Apprentice Identification Number, Apprenticeship Start Date, Sponsor Program Number, and Sponsor Name & Address.


Apprentice - $50.00