PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today announced that its list of registered master plumbers is now available on its website at webapps.achd.net/Plumbing.
“We put this information online to make our database more accessible so it would be easier for the public to find and verify registered master plumbers,” said Health Director Dr. Karen Hacker.
The website provides an alphabetical listing of all 1,086 registered master plumbers who are licensed to work in Allegheny County. In addition, the database can be searched by name, five-digit HP ID (Health Permit Identification Number) or zip code.
The Health Department regulates plumbing installations to protect public health and permits are required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change occupancy of a building or structure.
Only a registered master plumber with a current plumbing license or the owner/occupant of an existing single family dwelling may apply for a plumbing permit from the Health Department.
Registered master plumbers must complete a minimum of four years or 8,000 hours of work experience as an apprentice employed by a master plumber and 576 hours of training at an accredited school in order to apply for the journeyman plumber exam given by the Health Department and then after achieving journeyman plumber status must complete an additional two years of work experience under the employ of a master plumber in order to apply for the master plumber exam given by the Health Department.
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