Plumbing Inspector Qualifications For Texas

 

Here are the qualification options from the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners:

  1. Hold a current TSBPE Master Plumber license, or
  2. Hold a current TSPBE Journey Plumber license, or
  3. Hold a current TX Professional Architect or Professional Engineer license, or
  4. Hold a current Plumbing Inspector license from another state with similar requirements, or
  5. Accumulate 500 credit hours from the following list:
      • 100 hours for each IPC or UPC certification
      • 100 hours for completion of a TSBPE approved Med Gas Installer’s Endorsement course (exam not required)
      • 100 hours for completion of a TSBPE approved Multipurpose Residential Fire Protection Sprinkler Specialist Endorsement course (exam not required)
      • 100 hours for completion of a TSBPE approved Water Supply Protection Specialist Endorsement (exam not required)
      • 100 hours for completion of an approved Backflow Tester Certification program (practical exam during course, TCEQ written exam not required)
      • 6 hours for completion of any of the approved CPE for Licensed Plumbers and Plumbing Inspectors courses
      • Up to 100 hours for hours attending approved, documented and verified plumbing-related training academy or educational sessions
      • up to 200 hours of credit for hours working in the trade or an approved, similar plumbing-related trade, as verified by former employers
      • up to 200 hours of credit for documented and verified on-the-job training in the enforcement of plumbing codes under the direct supervision of a licensed Plumbing Inspector

    (Anyone qualifying under items 3, 4, or 5 above will have to provide documentation to the TSBPE.)

    Each candidate must also complete and submit application to the TSBPE (which is best done electronically through the TSBPE online account).

    Although not required, we offer an Inspector  which prepares future examinees for the sizing exercises and Inspector exercises on the exam.

     

    Please select from our upcoming course options below!
    (Published 2-3 Months In Advance)

    Plumbing Inspector Exam Prep

    (8 Actual Hours, No Credit Hours)

      Medical Gas Piping Installer

      (24 Actual Hours, 100 Credit Hours)

      Multipurpose Residential Fire Sprinkler

      (24 Actual Hours, 100 Credit Hours)

        Water Supply Protection Specialist

        (24 Actual Hours, 100 Credit Hours) 

        Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT)

        (40 Actual Hours, 100 Credit Hours)

         


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