Journeyman License Renewal


  • Apprentice licenses are valid for one year. If the license is renewed before it expires, a notarized letter is not required.
  • If your license expires, you will need to re-apply. See how to apply for specific instructions.


  • Journeyman licenses are valid for 36 months from ​the date of issuance.
  • Expired licenses will not be renewed. A new license will be issued only after the applicant successfully completes the initial test required of all candidates for new journeyman licenses.
  • Renewal examinations consist of three separate "open book" examinations (i.e., Plumber/Gas Fitter, Mechanical, or Gas Fitter). The minimum passing grade is 70%. Failure to pass any renewal examination will require the candidate to retake and pass the initial journeyman test.
  • The renewal information letter and exams will be mailed to the licensee's most current address on file approximately one month prior to the expiration date.
  • Ensure your address is up to date.  It is your responsibility to ensure you renew prior to expiration. There are no exceptions or grace periods.
  • ​The renewal fee for individual licenses and combination licenses is per the fee schedule. Prior to the license being issued, the fee must be received. This fee is non-refundable.

Testing is based on the following:


  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)

Plumber/Gas Fitter

  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)​
    2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • - OR -
  • 2018 International Plumbing code (IPC)
    2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

Gas Fitter

  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

Amendments are available through:

Code Book/Study Materials Are Available Through:

  • Builders Book Depot
    1001 E. Jefferson St., Suite #5, Phoenix
    Hours: 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
  • International Code Council
    1-888-ICC-SAFE (1-888-422-7233)

For additional information, call Planning & Development at 602-495-3668, or visit us at 438 W. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85003.​