About Us

Board Purpose

  • To protect the public health, safety and welfare by prescribing the standard of competence, experience and efficiency of applicants for license by examination.
  • To enforce the statutory requirement of General Statutes 87, Article 2 and Board Rules set forth in 21 NCAC 50.
  • To hold open hearings for the benefit of licensee and the general public.

Mission Statement

  1. Ensure applicants meet minimum qualifications to be licensed for contracting in plumbing, heating and fire sprinkler trades.
  2. Hold licensed contractors accountable for complying with Chapter 87, Article 2, and Board Rules.
  3. Assist licensed Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler contractors in providing competent workmanship to the general public.
  4. Manage Board funds in a responsible, fiscal manner that provides a balanced budget and necessary emergency operating fund

General Information

    1. The Board was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1931 as an occupational licensing board. It is currently comprised of seven members, appointed by the Governor. As a quasi-state agency, the organization is self-supporting and operates on the licensing and other fees paid by applicants and licensees of the Board.