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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. Do I need a license to work in Delaware if I am licensed in another state?
  2. How do I apply for licensure?
  3. Does Delaware have reciprocity?
  4. How long does it take to get a license?
  5. How much does a license cost?
  6. Do I need to have a U.S. Social Security Number in order to obtain a license?

Answers

 

Do I need a license to work in Delaware if I am licensed in another state?
Answer: Yes. The Delaware Board of Plumbing, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Examiners must issue you a license to work in Delaware.

 

How do I apply for licensure?

Answer: If you want a Master Plumber license, see Master Plumber Licensure. If you want a Master HVACR or Master HVACR Restricted license, see HVACR Licensure.

 

Does Delaware have reciprocity?

Answer: Yes. If you hold a current license in another jurisdiction (U.S. state, territory or District of Columbia) where the licensure requirements are substantially similar to Delaware’s requirements, you may be licensed by reciprocity.  See Master Plumber Licensure or HVACR Licensure.

 

How long does it take to get a license?

Answer: When all required documentation has been received and the application is complete, it is presented to the Board for approval. Allow 4-8 weeks to receive your license.

 

How much does a license cost?

Answer: See Fee Schedule.

 

Do I need to have a U.S. Social Security Number in order to obtain a license?

Answer: See Request for Exemption from Social Security Number Requirement.
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