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Mechanical Safety & Licensing Section
Gas Fitter & Plumber Licensing

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

Mechanical Applications & Forms
Work Experience Affidavit Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Endorsement Letter Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Gas & Plumbing - Renewal Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Initial Gas Fitters - Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Gas Trainee - Application Packet Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol
Plumbing Apprentice - Application Packet 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

Mechanical Inspection - Request Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Criminal Background - Request Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(if required) *** 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. ***

Education & Training

For all licensees (except apprentice and trainee registration licenses) you will need to show proof of 3 hours of code update every year totaling 6 hours per 2 year renewal cycle.

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

UA Local Union 131

List of Seminar Providers (Gas) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

List of Seminar Providers (Plumbing) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Testing - Plumbing Exams

***Testing Procedure (As of May 16, 2018)***
UPDATE: Important News Regarding Plumbing Licensing Exams Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Testing for Expired and Inactive Fuel Gas and Plumbing Licensees

A fuel gas fitting license holder or plumbing 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 or plumbing license 365 days or more past the expiration date, an exam is offered through our educational providers in lieu of the 140 hour courses (fuel gas only). Successful candidates may then re-apply for the license through our office.

Each individual seeking a renewal license to practice as a domestic appliance technician, a fuel gas fitter, a master or journeyman plumber, or seeking to renew as a fuel gas trainee or plumbing apprentice, shall do so by submitting the following application packet:

(1) An application renewal form provided by the board; and
(2) If a plumbing apprentice or fuel gas fitting trainee, proof of continued enrollment in the registration license program applied for; and
(3) If a holder of any other type of mechanical license issued pursuant to RSA 153:27-38, proof of continuing education supporting materials required for each licensing endorsement applied for; and
(4) The license or registration fees specified by Saf-Mec 501.03 through Saf-Mec 501.05 which is applicable to the type of license or registration license sought.

Licensing exams for gas fitters are offered through the Granite State Trade School at (603) 895-4444 or, or NH Gasfitters Continuing Education Online at (978) 338-6252.

New Hampshire Code Amendments
2009 IPC Amendments Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

2009 IMC Amendments Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

State Fire Code SAF-C-6000 Saf-C 6000

Laws & Rules

NOTICE: The Rules of Saf-Mec have been approved by JLCAR and are in effect, the documents posted are subject to final editing and distribution by NH Legislative Services

Saf-Mec 100 Purpose and Scope of Administrative Rules of the Board Mec 100

Saf-Mec 200 Procedural Rules
Mec 200

Saf-Mec 300 Initial Licensure Rules Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Saf-Mec 400 Continued Status (Renewal) Rules Mec 400

Saf-Mec 500 Initial Licensing and Inspection Rules & Fees Mec 500

Saf-Mec 600 Professional Standards Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Mechanical Licensing - RSA 153:27 through RSA 153:38
RSA 153

Quick Reference Mechanical & Plumbing Bulletins

Stationary Generator Installation & Safety #2016-03 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Appliance Venting & Heating System Maintenance #2015-10 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Bonding of CSST - Technical Bulletin
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Residential CSST - Safety BulletinAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

U.S. Senate Resolution on CSST Safety Importance Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

CNG Systems #2013-09 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

NFPA 58 - Gas Fitter work that does not require a license #2008-07 Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Water Fountain AccessAdobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Chemical Dispensing Appliance Installation #2014-01Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

PVC Venting - Notice from Charlotte Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

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

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