Becoming a Plumber Apprentice

Becoming a Plumber Apprentice

Apprentice plumbers must hold a state and city license if working within the Sioux Falls city limits. To apply for a license with the State Plumbing Commission, you may contact them at

To apply for an apprentice license with the City of Sioux Falls, please see the license application (2B25013 link on the right)

For more information, you may contact Building Services at:

Plumbing Contractors FAQs

If you are doing any plumbing work in the city of Sioux Falls, you must also carry the City of Sioux Falls license.
If you are receiving compensation for doing plumbing work, even if part-time, you are required to hold a state and city Master Plumber’s license. All work must be inspected, and the inspection must be called in under a Master Plumber’s license.
Separate licenses are required for each field (building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical). There are examinations required for each field. Electrical and plumbing also require state licenses before applying for examination with the city.

Under no circumstances is a Plumbing Contractor allowed to do any electrical, mechanical or residential building work unless they also hold the appropriate, additionally required, licenses.

No, licenses must remain active by providing current bond information. Licenses also must be renewed every two years. If a license expires, it cannot be renewed after 12 months from expiration without re-examination, unless the Master Plumber has applied for and kept current his Inactive license.