North Carolina
State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors


Board Laws and Rules

The Board operates under, and is charged with enforcing, the Laws and Rules. 

Laws are contained within the North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 87, Article 2. 

The General Statutes are created by the North Carolina General Assembly, and can only be modified by legislative action.

Rules are contained within 21 North Carolina Adminstrative Code, Chapter 50.

The Board is authorized to establish rules through a process that includes approval by the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings Rules Review Commission.

The Laws and Rules Book, which contains the General Statutes, Board Rules, and other introductory information about the Board, is available from the Board's office.

Click here for the book order form.

Board Laws:
North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 87, Article 2
87-16. Board of Examiners; appointment; term of office.
87-17. Removal, qualifications and compensation of members; allowance for expenses.
87-18. Organization meeting; officers; seal; rules; employment of personnel; acquire property.
87-19. Regular and special meetings; quorum.
87-20. Record of proceedings and register of applicants; reports.
87-21. Definitions; contractors licensed by Board; examination; posting license, etc.
87-22. License expiration and renewal; reinstatement.
87-22.1. Examination fees; funds disbursed upon warrant of chairman and secretary-treasurer.
87-22.2. Licensing of nonresidents.
87-23. Revocation or suspension of license for cause.
87-24. Reissuance of revoked licenses; replacing lost or destroyed license.
87-25. Violations made misdemeanor; employees of licensees excepted.
87-25.1. Board may seek injunctive relief.
87-26. Corporations; partnerships; persons doing business under trade name.
87-27. License fees payable in advance; application of.
87-27.1. Public awareness program.



Board Rules:
21 North Carolina Administrative Code
Chapter 50


50.0101-.0102 REPEALED
50.0103 ORGANIZATION: OFFICERS: DUTIES
50.0104 REPEALED - EXECUTIVE SECRETARY; OTHER PERSONNEL
50.0105 MEETINGS OF BOARD; QUORUM
50.0106 LOCATION OF OFFICE
50.0107 REPEALED - BOARD COMMITTEES
50.0108 RULE-MAKING AND ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCEDURES
50.0201 REPEALED - FORMS
50.0202 OBTAINING FORMS
50.0301 QUALIFICATIONS DETERMINED BY EXAMINATION 
50.0302 REPEALED - ORAL EXAMINATIONS
50.0303 REPEALED - VISITORS
50.0304 REPEALED - SPECIAL EXAMINATIONS
50.0305 PASSING GRADE
50.0306 APPLICATIONS: ISSUANCE OF LICENSE
50.0307 REFUND OF DEPOSIT
50.0308 REVIEW OF EXAMINATION
50.0309 EXPANDING SCOPE OF LICENSE
50.0310 APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE BY RECIPROCITY
50.0311 IDENTIFICATION OF APPLICANTS
50.0312 STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLUMBING OR HEATING TECHNICIAN
50.0313 RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT TECHNICIAN LICENSEES
50.0401 REPEALED - LICENSE DISPLAY
50.0402 PERMITS
50.0403 USE OF LICENSE
50.0404 ACTIVE EMPLOYMENT
50.0405 MULTIPLE LICENSES
50.0406 RESPONSIBILITY OF LICENSED PERSON EMPLOYED BY FIRM
50.0407 CORPORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS AND TRADE NAMES
50.0408 CHANGE OF TRADE NAME
50.0409 REINSTATEMENT OF EXPIRED LICENSE
50.0410 RENEWAL OF LICENSES
50.0411 PUBLICATIONS
50.0412 GUIDELINES ON DESCIPLINARY ACTIONS
50.0413 PROPOSAL, BID OR ESTIMATE
50.0414 SUPERVISION IN ABSENCE OF INSPECTION
50.0501 AIR CONDITIONING FURTHER DEFINED
50.0502 JOINT VENTURE
50.0503 SUBMISSION OF BID
50.0504 REPEALED - MINOR REPAIRS
50.0505 GENERAL SUPERVISION AND STANDARD OF COMPETENCE
50.0506 MINOR REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS
50.0507 HEATING - GROUP 1 LICENSE REQUIRED
50.0508 HEATING - GROUP 3 LICENSE REQUIRED
50.0509 REPEALED - PROPERTY OWNER
50.0510 LICENSE REQUIREMENTS GENERALLY
50.0511 FUEL PIPING
50.0512 EMPLOYEES EXEMPTED FROM LICENSURE
50.0513 FIRE SPRINKLER INSPECTION TECHNICIAN LICENSE
50.0514 FIRE SPRINKLER INSPECTION CONTRACTOR LICENSE
50.0515 FIRE SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN LICENSE
50.0516 RESIDENTIAL FIRE SPRINKLER INSTALLATION LICENSE
50.0517 PLUMBING, HEATING AND FUEL PIPING TECHNICIAN LICENSE
50.0518 RESTRICTED LIMITED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR LICENSE
50.0601-.0614 REPEALED
50.0701-.0705 REPEALED
50.0801-.0813 REPEALED
50.0901-.0902 REPEALED
50.1001 REPEALED - RIGHT TO HEARING
50.1002 REQUEST FOR HEARING
50.1003 GRANTING OR DENYING HEARING REQUEST
50.1004 NOTICE OF HEARING
50.1005 WHO SHALL HEAR CONTESTED CASES
50.1006 INFORMAL  PROCEDURES
50.1007-.1011 REPEALED
50.1012 FINAL DECISION
50.1013 REPEALED - PROPOSALS FOR DECISION
50.1014 ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING PROCEDURES
50.1101 EXAMINATION FEES
50.1102 LICENSE FEES
50.1103 REPEALED - EXPANDING SCOPE OF LICENSE
50.1104 FEES FOR COPIES OF RECORDS AND RETURNED CHECKS
50.1105 ANNUAL REPORTS
50.1201 PETITION FOR RULEMAKING HEARINGS
50.1202 CONTENTS OF PETITION
50.1203 DISPOSITION OF PETITIONS
50.1204 NOTICE OF RULEMAKING HEARINGS
50.1205 ADOPTION OF RULES
50.1206 REPEALED - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
50.1207 REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE
50.1208 CONTENTS OF REQUEST; GENERAL TIME LIMITATIONS
50.1209 RECEIPT OF REQUEST; SPECIFIC TIME LIMITS
50.1210 WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS
50.1211 PRESIDING OFFICER; POWERS AND DUTIES
50.1212-.1213 REPEALED
50.1214 TEMPORARY RULES
50.1301 SUBJECTS OF DECLARATORY RULINGS
50.1302 SUBMISSION OF REQUEST FOR RULING
50.1303 DISPOSITION OF REQUESTS
50.1304 RECORD OF DECISIONS
50.1305 DEFINITION
50.1401 REPEALED - CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
50.1402 REPEALED - EXEMPTIONS AND CREDITS
50.1403 REPEALED - COMPUTATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS
50.1404 REPEALED - COURSE REQUIRMENTS AND LIMITATIONS
50.1405 REPEALED - APPROVAL OF COURSES
50.1406 RESERVED FOR UTURE CODIFICATION
50.1407 REPEALED - CERTIFICATION OF COURSE COMPLETION BY LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS
50.1408 REPEALED - ADVERTISEMENTS BY COURSE PROVIDERS OR INSTRUCTORS
50.1409 REPEALED - TERMINATION OF COURSE OR PROVIDER APPROVAL
50.1410 REPEALED - PETITIONS FOR REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE