Department of Labor and Revenue

Title - South Dakota Plumbing Commission

Licensing Requirements

Plumbing
Sewer and Water
Appliance
Water Conditioning
Mobile Home
Underground Irrigation

Plumbing Contractor/Journeyman Plumber/Apprentice

To apply for the plumbing contractor's license, you must:

  • Have six years experience as a plumbing contractor, plumber, or plumber's apprentice with at least two of those years as a plumbing contractor or plumber.
  • Have spent at least 1,900 hours per year during these six years as a plumbing contractor, plumber or plumber's apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) and pay an examination and license fee of $260.

To apply for the journeyman plumber's license, you must:

  • Have four years experience as an apprentice plumber.
  • Have spent at least 1,900 hours per year during these four years as an apprentice. Credit for military plumbing is given at the rate of one year credit for each two years in the military up to a maximum of five years of credit.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) and pay an examination and license fee of $130.

To apply for a plumber apprentice's license, you must:

The license is without charge for the first four years. Apprentice plumbers who have had two years (3,800 hours) experience in learning and assisting in the installation, alteration and repair of plumbing under a plumbing contractor may work without supervision during their third year and fourth year, only on single family dwellings and only upon satisfactorily passing a state-administered examination.

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Sewer and Water Contractor/Installer/Apprentice

To apply for a sewer and water contractor's license, you must:

  • Have one year of experience as a sewer and water installer.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $225.

To apply for a sewer and water installer's license, you must:

  • Have two years experience as a sewer and water apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $100.

To apply for a sewer and water apprentice's license, you must:

  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) showing the sewer and water installer under which you are working. The license fee is without charge for two years and then the fee is $50.

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Appliance Contractor/Installer/Apprentice

To apply for an appliance contractor's license, you must:

  • Have one year of experience as an appliance installer.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $175.

To apply for an appliance installer's license, you must:

  • Have two years experience as an appliance apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $100.

To apply for an appliance apprentice's license, you must:

  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) showing the appliance installer under which you are working. The license fee is without charge for two years and then the fee is $50.

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Water Conditioning Contractor/Installer/Apprentice

To apply for a water conditioning contractor's license, you must:

  • Have one year experience as a water conditioning installer.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $175.

To apply for a water conditioning installer's license, you must:

  • Have two years experience as a water conditioning apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) and pay an examination and license fee of $100.

To apply for a water conditioning apprentice's license, you must:

  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) showing the water conditioning installer under which you are working. The license fee is without charge for two years and then the fee is $50.

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Mobile Home Contractor/Installer/Apprentice

To apply for a mobile home contractor's license, you must:

  • Have one year experience as a mobile home installer.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $175.

To apply for a mobile home installer's license, you must:

  • Have two years experience as a mobile home apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $100.

To apply for a mobile home apprentice's license, you must:

  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) showing the mobile home installer under which you are working. The license is without charge for two years and then the fee is $50.

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Underground Irrigation Contractor/Installer/Apprentice

To apply for an underground irrigation contractor's license, you must:

  • Have one year experience as an underground irrigation installer.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $175.

To apply for an underground irrigation installer's license, you must:

  • Have two years experience as an underground irrigation apprentice.
  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) form and pay an examination and license fee of $100.

To apply for an underground irrigation apprentice's license, you must:

  • Fill out an application (Adobe .pdf format*) showing the underground irrigation installer under which you are working. The license is without charge for two years and then the fee is $50.

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184