Properly trained and qualified plumbers keep all West Virginians safe. But two bills which have passed the West Virginia House of Delegates, and now being considered by the State Senate, will rollback licensing requirements which put West Virginia families at risk.
H.B. 2007 and H.B. 2008 greatly affect licensed plumbers in the state of West Virginia by:
Automatically giving an out-of-state license holder a West Virginia license even if their state refuses to accept a WV license. If their state has no license, they only must show they have worked for 2 years.
Eliminates requirement to have 8,000 hours of plumbing work experience for “Journeyman” designation and replaces it with passing a written exam with a score of 70%.
Eliminates Plumbers-in-training from code entirely.
Eliminates any incentive for reciprocity with other states, allows for one-way acceptance of plumber licensing from out of state to WV.
Help stop H.B. 2007 and H.B. 2008. Click here to let members of the State Senate know you oppose proposed legislation to weaken training requirements in West Virginia.