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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 039 : PLUMBERS AND PLUMBING

Subchapter 003 : LICENSES

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 2194)
  • § 2194. Examinations not required; temporary licenses

    (a)(1) Appropriate licenses without examination may be issued to a person to whom a master plumber's license or a journeyman plumber's license or a specialty license or equivalent has been previously issued by another state or municipality upon the payment of the required fee if:

    (A) that state or municipality maintained a standard of requirements equivalent to those of this State; and

    (B) the applicant presents satisfactory proof to the Board that he or she is a bona fide licensee.

    (2) An applicant under this subsection shall be exempt from examination only if the applicant holds a license from a foreign state or municipality and if under the laws or regulations of the foreign state or municipality issuing the license a like exemption or reciprocal agreement, or both, is granted to licensees under the laws of this State.

    (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, a journeyman's license shall be issued without examination and upon payment of the required fee to an applicant who is a service member or veteran who:

    (1) submits a complete application and any documentation required by the Board;

    (2) has received designation by the U.S. Armed Forces as a 12K Plumber or equivalent; and

    (3) has completed a minimum of 8,000 hours and four years of active duty field work as a 12K Plumber or equivalent.

    (c) As used in this section:

    (1) "Service member" means an individual who is an active member of:

    (A) the U.S. Armed Forces;

    (B) a reserve component of the U.S. Armed Forces;

    (C) the U.S. Coast Guard; or

    (D) the National Guard of any state.

    (2) "Veteran" means a former service member who received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions from active duty not more than two years prior to submitting an application for licensure. (Added 1959, No. 215, § 12, eff. June 2, 1959; amended 1961, No. 32, §§ 2, 3; 1969, No. 84, § 5, eff. April 18, 1969; 1993, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 15; 2017, No. 119 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)