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Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Examining Board

Welcome to the Website!

Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board Office
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0075
Phone: 1-866-280-1521
FAX: 515-281-6114

  • About the Board

  • The Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board was established to license those working in the plumbing, hydronic, HVAC and refrigeration disciplines. The board issues trade licenses, specialty licenses and medical gas piping installation certification. Contractor licenses began to be issued on November 1, 2012. Anyone working in these disciplines in the state of Iowa is required to be licensed with the Board.

    Board members serve three-year terms except for the terms of the initial members, which are staggered so that three members' terms expire each calendar year. No board member shall serve more than three full terms. The board organizes annually and selects a chairperson and a secretary from its membership.

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, you can find the information you need through the Governor's Office.

    For additional information please contact us at 1-866-280-1521 or by using the "Contact Us" option on this site. If you have email, please join our list serve to automatically receive updates. To join send a blank email to: join-PMSB@lists.ia.gov.

    Current Board Members:

Announcements

Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board Office Closed November 27th and 28th 2014

Posted: Friday, Nov 07, 2014

The Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board Office will be closed November 27th & 28th, for observance of Thanksgiving.

In addition, the online licensing application will be unavailable from Wednesday, November 26th at 5:00 P.M. until as late as Monday, December 1st at 6:00 A.M due to electrical work being performed in the Hoover Building during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

They hope to have the work completed by Friday evening or Saturday morning, but if you cannot access the site during the 4 days of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, please try again the next day or wait until Monday.

We apologize for the inconvenience!


Kirkwood Community College Examination Site - Closure Notice

Posted: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014

Kirkwood Community College examination sites will be closed during the following dates:

· November 26-28

· December 24-January 2

In addition, during December 9th-16th, due to high volume of expected testing appointments availability may be limited.

Please note closure dates and availability at other locations may vary.

If your examination eligibility expires in November or December 2014, please contact Kirkwood Community College at 319-398-7768 or 319-398-5529 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central time), Monday through Friday to register for your examination and ensure your testing appointment! Please have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover information available and an active email account.


Renewal Applications Available July 1, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

Online and paper renewal applications are now available. Click the green tab to the left marked Licensure, then look for the link titled “Renew a License”. Click on that link and you will find renewal information, a paper application that can be downloaded, directions for filling out applications, and a link to the online application.

Please take time to read everything on the renewal application and check the appropriate boxes.

SPECIAL NOTE: A new Mechanical license is available at renewal.

· If eligible for the Mechanical license it will be the first option on your online renewal.

· If you are also renewing a plumbing license, make sure you click the box that appears when you begin filling out the application.

· At the end of the online Mechanical application, Do Not Check Out. Select the button “Submit and Return Home” in order to add a plumbing and or specialty license and qualify for the 30% discount.

For additional questions, call our toll free number at 1-866-280-1521. We are receiving an extremely high volume of calls at this time, if you get a voice message please leave your name and phone number. All calls are returned in the order received, and it may take several days to receive a call back. Please do not leave multiple voice mail messages.


Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board 2013 Annual Budget

Posted: Friday, Dec 20, 2013

Pursuant to Iowa Code 105.9, the Iowa Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board has submitted their 2013 Annual Budget Report to the Iowa State Legislature.

The report is now available for review.