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Bureau of Building Safety & Construction
Mechanical Safety Section
Gas Fitter & Plumber Licensing

Welcome to the Mechanical Licensing Section. Please contact us with any questions or comments at mechanicalinfo@dos.nh.gov or 603-223-4289

Mechanical Applications & Forms
Fuel Gas FAQ Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Initial Gas Fitters Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Initial Apprentice / Trainee Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Apprentice Registration Information Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Initial Plumbing Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Plumbing/Gas Upgrade Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Business Entity ApplicationAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Gas Business Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Plumbing Business Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Mechanical Inspection Request Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Criminal Background Request Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol *** Payment and Form must be mailed or submitted directly to the NH State Police Criminal Records Bureau, 33 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Please contact them at 603-223-3867 with any questions regarding this process. ***

All applications MUST include a photocopy of a government issued ID such as
a Driver's License or Non-Driver ID.

As of July 1, 2013, one (1) passport sized color photograph will be required every 5th Renewal Cycle (10 yrs).

Education & Training

For gas fitters, the rules require that all licensees show proof of at least eight (8) hours of continuing education prior to renewal of the license.
Licensees must complete three (3) hours of instruction on NFPA 54 and five (5) hours of general gas training each renewal cycle.
Late or expired renewals past 365 days may take a licensing challenge exam.

For plumbing renewals, all licensees need to show proof of three (3) hours of code update every year. For two (2) year license holders, that would be six (6) hours.

Board-Approved programs for educational instruction for fuel-gas licensing are as follows: (Alphabetical Order)

Granite State Trade School

JLV Trade School - Goffstown, NH 603-624-1190

Manchester Community College

NATE (Approved from December 2007- July 2014 for in-state applicants). Out of state applicants certified in NATE shall be deemed qualified for the licensure examination in NH if the NATE Certification was obtained when they were employed as a fuel-gas fitter outside of NH.

National Propane Gas Association - CETP (Certified Employee Training Program)

The NH School of Mechanical Trades

List of Seminar Providers (Gas)Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

List of Seminar Providers (Plumbing)Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Challenge Testing for Expired Fuel Gas Licensees

Pursuant to NH Administrative Rule Saf-C 8008.04 (b) a fuel gas fitting license holder who submits an application for late renewal shall be subject to all requirements for new applicants. For anyone seeking to renew their NH fuel gas fitting license 365 days or more past the expiration date, a challenge exam is offered through our educational providers in lieu of the 140 hour courses. Successful candidates may then re-apply for the license through our office.

Licensing exams are offered through the Granite State Trade School at (603) 895-4444 or GSTS@myfairpoint.net, or NH Gasfitters Continuing Education Online at (978) 338-6252. For additional information please contact us at (603) 223-4289 extension 25241.

Quick Reference Mechanical & Plumbing Bulletins
TECHNICAL BULLETIN ON BONDING OF CSST Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
RESIDENTIAL CSST SAFETY BULLETIN Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION ON CSST SAFETY IMPORTANCE Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
2012-03 GENERATOR SAFETY Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
2013-09 CNG SYSTEMS Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
NFPA 58 BULLETIN Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
WATER FOUNTAIN ACCESSAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
REQUIRED BACKFLOW BULLETINAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

NH Code Amendments
2009 IPC Amendments Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
2009 IMC Amendments Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
State Fire Code SAF-C-6000

Laws & Rules
Mechanical Licensing - RSA 153:27 through RSA 153:38
Plumbing Administrative Rules - Plu Chapter 100-500
Licensing of Gas Fitters and Fuel-Gas Fitting Business Entities - Rules (SAF-C 8000)
Voluntary Certification of Fire Protection Equipment Technicians - Rules (SAF-C 1200)

License Look Up
The State of New Hampshire Licensing Verification Site allows you to obtain public information regarding a licensed individual or facility: LOOK UP A LICENSEE under the license type of Building Trades.

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