How to Apply

Apprentice

  • An examination is not required if applying for an apprentice license with the city of Phoenix.
  • All applicants must provide employment confirmation. This will consist of a statement on company letterhead signed by a Company Official, verifying that the applicant is currently employed to perform the duties of an apprentice; i.e., Plumber, Mechanical, or Gas Fitter. This letter must be notarized.
  • All applicants must show a current picture ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, bank card w/ picture, etc.). If a picture ID is not shown, then the applicant will not be issued an apprentice license.
  • Apprentice fee - see fee schedule
  • Complete a license application (PDF) and submit it with your fee to Planning & Development, 438 W. Adams St., Phoenix, Arizona 85003.
  • Your license will be mailed in approximately three to five business days.
  • Apprentice licenses are valid for one year. If the license is renewed before it expires, a notarized letter is not required.

Journeyman

  • Before applying for a Journeyman license with the city of Phoenix, an examination is required. Exams are offered by several organizations. See the Journeyman Brochure (PDF) for a list of organizations and contact information.
  • Provide evidence of at least four (4) years of experience related to the test being requested. Experience may be verified by one of the following means:
    • A United Association Journeyman Plumber, Fitter, Refrigeration Fitter Union Card or a Sheet Metal Worker's Union Card.
    • A statement on company letterhead, signed by a company official, stating the candidate for a journeyman license has at least four (4) years of experience in the craft for which licensing is requested. This letter must be notarized.
  • Complete a license application (PDF) and submit it with your fee to Planning & Development, 438 W. Adams St., Phoenix, Arizona 85003.
  • Show a current picture ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, bank card with picture, etc.).
  • Provide documentation of having passed a Journeyman exam from one of the approved testing locations.
  • Note: Fees paid for Journeyman licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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