Welcome to NBOPE

"Helping to serve and protect the

health of our community"

The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners was founded as a non-profit organization in 2002. Its roots are tied to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Las Vegas (MCA), the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors of Nevada (PHCC-NV) and UA Local 525 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) in Southern Nevada who spearheaded the movement to reclaim and restore integrity to the journeyperson and master plumbing testing and licensing procedures from an out-of-state agency. It was their efforts that prompted similar industry and industry trade associations to begin meeting in northern Nevada. And, in 2008, in an effort to promote uniformity of skilled, licensed and certified journeypersons and master plumbers across the state, the plumbing boards from both the north and the south merged forming the NBOPE known today. Nevada was reported to be one of the fastest growing states in the United States. The skilled (certified and licensed) workforce that supports this growth has continued to diminish in size and educational development.

The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners is contracted with the Clark County Department of Development Services/Building Division to administer the Journeyman and Master plumbing exam. The board of directors is comprised of licensed plumbing professionals from industry and industry trade associations, including, ABC, MCA, NAM, PHCC-NV, UA Local 350 JATC and UA Local 525. 

Mission Statement

"The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners in dedicated to the promotion, advancement, education and the initiation of positive testing programs for Journeymen and Master Plumbers that will raise industry, trade and public awareness to its effectiveness for the wellness of our state and communities and wellbeing of those that visit, habitate, work and play in the State of Nevada."


Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners

2640 S. Jones Boulevard, Suite 1

Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 598-1710