Certificate Renewal: Plumber/Fire Suppression Piping Contractor


Step 1: Renewal Application Submission

Plumber/Fire Suppression Piping Contractor certificate holders must submit their renewal applications online. Plumber/Fire Suppression Piping Contractor certificate holders that do not currently have an eFiling account will need to create an account by completing the registration form. If you already have an eFiling account, please proceed to Step 2.


Step 2: Upload Supporting Documentation

To complete the online renewal process, Plumber/Fire Suppression Piping Contractor must submit the following documents in PDF format via the DOB NOW Portal in the BIS Options section:

Note: See the Licensing Renewal Application User Guide for step-by-step directions.

Supporting documents include

  • Original, typewritten LIC2 License Application
    • Recent utility bill (electric, gas, water), bank statement lease of deed with the Licensee’s name and address if the home address has changed
  • Original 7-Hour Continuing Education Course Certificate of Completion
  • Current Department-issued certificate card
  • Renewal Fees
    • $150.00 – License
    • $200.00 – Late Fee (this includes $150.00 renewal fee and $50.00 late fee) – between 1-30 days, paid at the time of renewal via the online portal
    • $250.00 – Late Fee (this includes $150.00 renewal fee and $100.00 late fee) – 31 Days or Greater, paid at the time of renewal via the online portal

Note: To avoid a late fee, renewal applications must be submitted 30-60 days before the expiration date that is indicated on your license card.


Step 3: Obtaining the License Card

You will receive your license card by mail.

*After five (5) years of being a certificate holder you must submit an affidavit from your employer verifying that you have been active in the planning, design and installation of Plumbing/Fire Suppression Piping Systems as per section 28-408.4.4 of the Administrative Code. These letters must be notarized and sealed by the Licensee who supervised your work.


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