New Provisions for Plumbing Instruction and Licensure

Texas Legislature, Regular Session) includes provisions that allow a person who successfully completes a sequence of courses in the plumbing trade offered through a high school’s or institution of higher education’s career and technology education program to apply for and take an examination for a license as a tradesman plumber-limited license holder.

The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, following consultations with school districts, higher education institutions, employers and state agencies, has outlined a five-course sequence leading to the tradesman licensure examination. All of the courses are in WECM. The courses are required to include classroom instruction as well as a hands-on component.

PFPB 1306 Basic Blueprint Reading for Plumbers
PFPB 1323 Plumbing Codes 1
PFPB 2308 Piping Standards and Materials
PFPB 2309 Residential Construction Plumbing 1
PFPB 1321 Plumbing Maintenance and Repair 

THECB can provide guidance and assistance if your institution is interested in offering this new course sequence to students. If your institution does offer or plan to offer this sequence of courses, please notify Duane Hiller at duane.hiller@highered.texas.gov so we can ensure our course inventory is accurate and up to date.