Journeyman / Master - Certificates - Trade Testing

MABCD requires that journeyman and master trades people (electrical, mechanical, and plumbing) get trade certificates to work in Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita. Please see the sections below that describe requirements for all trades.

New Certificates

Journeyman - Requirements

Electrical
One year of field experience AND One year of electrical trade school
OR
Two years of field experience

AND

75% or better score on the International Code Council Exam
MUST be 2014 NEC exam
Mechanical
One year of field experience AND One year of mechanical trade school
OR
Two years of field experience

AND

75% or better score on the International Code Council Exam
Plumbing
One year of field experience AND One year of plumbing trade school
OR
Two years of field experience

AND

75% or better score on the International Code Council Exam

Master - Requirements

Electrical
Electrical Journeyman

AND

Two years of field experience as a Journeyman
Mechanical
Mechanical Journeyman
AND
Two years of field experience as a Journeyman

OR

Four years of field experience
Plumbing
Plumbing Journeyman
AND
Two years of field experience as a Journeyman

OR

Four years of field experience
  1. Bring a copy of your test results.
  2. Bring a copy of your trade school transcripts (if applicable).
  3. Bring proof of field experience.
  4. Fill out the Trade Certificate application.
  5. Pay the $35 fee.

Renewals

Journeyman and Master

  1. Fill out the Trade Certificate application.
  2. Include your CEUs*
  3. Pay the $35 fee.

*You must have the CEUs COMPLETED by the expiration of your certificate. There are no exceptions.

Twelve CEUs must be completed by the certificate expiration.

Each year every Journeyman and Master are required to complete three (3) trade specific CEUs AND three(3) general CEUs. Certificates are good for two years. This means that six(6) hours of CEUs relating to your specific trade PLUS six(6) hours of CEUs of general trade education must be completed to renew your certificate.

Expired Certificates

Additional CEU hours will be required if the trades person allows their certificate to expire. The table below shows the additional hours and actions if the certificate expires.

Certificate Expire Period Same Year Additional Hours Above Required Hours
April 1 thru June 30 1.5 hours
July 1 thru August 31 3 hours
September 1 thru December 31 4.5 hours
After expiration year See Section Chief

Testing Facilities

Approved testing facilities include:

  1. Block
  2. Experior
  3. Prometric
  4. ICC
  5. IAMPO

Trade Testing

ICC Testing

The International Code Council's Contractor/Trades examination program is an independent testing program designed to provide licensing agencies with information regarding qualified contractors and trades professionals. Participating in the Code Council examination program does not guarantee that a licensing agency will award you a license. However, the Code Council examination program serves as an independent appraisal of your competency in the construction field, and your test results may be used by licensing agencies to satisfy the requirements for testing.

Examination information, including registration/scheduling requirements, dates, locations, fees, and references, are subject to change. Candidates should make sure they have the most current information before registering for/scheduling a Code Council examination by visiting http://www.pearsonvue.com/icc/ or by calling 1-877-234-6082.

IAPMO Testing 

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) provides exams for Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber, Journeyman Mechanical, and Master Mechanical. These exams are designed to evaluate the competency of professionals in the plumbing and mechanical trades and provide individuals who pass with the credentials needed to attain a license from licensing bodies throughout the state. Although licensure is not guaranteed, passing an IAPMO exam provides individuals with a third-party verification of their competence that satisfies the state requirement. 

For more information regarding IAPMO exams in your area in Kansas, please contact certifications@iapmo.org or call 708-995-3005.

PROMETRIC Testing

MABCD sponsors the following exams administered by Prometric: Master and Journeyman Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Elevator, Burglar, and Fire Alarm.

Candidates wishing to take any of the exams listed above, please visit the specific page associated with your trade and complete the appropriate application and submit to MABCD for approval. Please allow 14 business days for processing.

ATTENTION
Effective November 1, 2015 Prometric exams are given based on the 2014 National Electrical Code and 2015 International Codes.