Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Plumbing licences are required to ensure that qualified individuals perform plumbing work.

All plumbing system construction work must be done by a provincially licenced plumber who is employed by a licenced plumbing contractor. Homeowners may perform plumbing work on their principal residence, provided that they meet the terms and conditions set out by the Chief Plumbing Inspector.

Eligibility

A Plumber Licence authorizes the holder to install, alter, extend, renew or repair plumbing systems, or make a building sewer connection or disconnection while being employed by a New Brunswick licenced plumbing contractor. To qualify for a Plumber's Licence, applicants must hold a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification in the plumbing trade.

A Plumbing Contractor Licence authorizes the holder to contract to install, alter, extend, renew or repair plumbing systems, or make a building sewer connection or disconnection. To qualify for a plumbing contractor licence, applicants must hold a New Brunswick Plumber's Licence, must have two (2) years of experience as a journeyman plumber, must have successfully completed a contractor's exam or must be an employee person with qualifications and must pass the contractor's exam.

A Backflow Prevention Tester Licence authorizes the holder to test all installed testable backflow prevention devices. To qualify for a Backflow Prevention Tester Licence, applicants must hold a certificate from an accredited organization as a certified backflow prevention device tester and a Certificate of Qualification in one of the following trades: plumber, steamfitter-pipefitter, or sprinkler system installer. Applicants must hold a current certificate of calibration for testing equipment.

Description

In order to apply for your first-time technical licence you may choose one of the following options:

• Print and fill in your application and fax it to 506-457-7394 or email it to TISFTN@gnb.ca. Once received an agent will contact you for payment by credit card.

• Print and fill in your application and mail it with a cheque or money order payable to the Minster of Finance to:

Department of Public Safety - Technical Inspection Services
PO Box 6000
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5H1


FOR LICENCE RENEWALS ONLY, please visit Service New Brunswick online at www.snb.ca/tis to complete online, or visit one of the following Service New Brunswick Centers: Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Miramichi, Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston, Woodstock.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2011 PS Plumber's Licence.pdf,
2011 PS Backflow Prevention Device Tester's Licence.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Plumber's licence 
  New and annual renewal50.002011-04-01
Plumbing contractor's licence 2011-04-01
  New and annual renewal400.002003-01-01
Backflow prevention device tester's licence 2003-01-01
  New and annual renewal50.002011-04-01
Contact Information Email Location
Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
Bathurst
Campbellton
Fredericton
Grand Falls
Miramichi
Moncton
Saint John
Woodstock