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