Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement Examination Application - Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners


P O BOX 4200, AUSTIN, TEXAS, 78765 ▪ 512-936-5200 ▪
Minimum requirements for Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement examination:
Must be currently licensed as a Journeyman Plumber, Master Plumber or Plumbing Inspector in Texas
Must have successfully completed a Board-approved training program in Medical Gas Piping Installation
Must submit Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement Examination application and appropriate fee
($80/Master, $27/Journeyman, or $40/Plumbing Inspector).
Board approved training programs for the Medical Gas Piping Installation Endorsement Examination
are provide by:
Association for the Advancement of Codes, Education and Standards (A-ACES) 877-612-2237
Associated Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors of Texas (APHCCT)
Kurten, Johnny
Murphy, Debbie
Pioneer Educational Services, Inc.
Plumbers Continuing Education, Inc. (Bobby Doran)
Texas Pipe Trades
Winn’s Inc. Winn’s Continuing Education, Inc.
General Examination Data:
The examination is a written and mechanical test designed to determine the examinee’s skill and knowledge of the
installation and design of Medical Gas and Vacuum Piping Systems. The Master, Journeyman and Inspector Medical Gas
Endorsement written examination will consist of questions from The National Fire Protection Association (N.F.P.A*) 99
Health Care Facilities Code, Current Edition. These questions may be one or all of the following: multiple choice, fill-in the
blank, true/false. The Master and Journeyman plumber applicant’s ability to braze copper joints also will be tested. The
brazing procedure will follow section IX of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E**) Qualification
Standard for Welding and Brazing Procedures, Welders, Brazers, and Welding and Brazing Operators. Each Master and
Journeyman will have to braze two (2) one-one-half inch (1 ½”) vertical upflow joints and two (2) one-one-half inch (1 ½”)
horizontal flow joints. For specific procedure information, you may contact *(N.F.P.A) at (800) 344-3555, or ** (A.S.M.E) –
(800) 843-2763.
On the day of the examination, an applicant’s brazing will be graded and
Brazing portion of the examination:
he/she will be notified whether a passing grade was achieved on vertical and horizontal joints. If the applicant fails one of
the four joints he/she will have one opportunity to immediately re-take the brazing portion of the examination, upon
immediate payment of a new fee.
On the day of the examination, an applicant’s written examination will be
Written portion of the examination:
graded and he/she will be notified whether a passing grade was achieved. Immediate re-examination is NOT allowed for
the written portion of the examination. In cases of written examination failure, the Board shall require the following before
the applicant retakes a regularly scheduled examination: (1) First failure: a 30-day training period. (2) Second failure: a
60-day training period; and (3) and subsequent failures: a (90)-day training period.
Photographic identification, such as a driver’s license or state issued identification will be required from the applicant on
the day of the examination before an examination may be given to the applicant.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
The TSBPE offers reasonable accommodations for persons taking the
examination, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special accommodations, please make
such request in writing and submit with your application for examination.
Equal opportunity Statement:
The Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
Revised January 2015


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