To apply for a Water Service Plumber Licence, you must have either one of the following requisites:
(i) Possess a Builder Certificate in Plumbing & Pipefitting / Trade Diploma in Plumbing Technology issued by the BCA Academy / NITEC in Facility Technology issued by ITE or other such qualifications that may be acceptable to PUB; and
(ii) Two years' relevant post-qualification plumbing experience which may include concurrent experience while undergoing training. You must show proof that you were working under a Licensed Plumber's supervision during that period
Possess an Advanced Builder Certificate in Plumbing & Pipefitting issued by the BCA Academy or such other qualifications as may be acceptable to PUB.
Shortlisted applicants who meet the qualifications and requirements above shall sit for an oral examination. The applicants shall pay a non-refundable fee of $20/- for the examination. They will be tested on
- Public Utilities Act
- Public Utilities (Water Supply) Regulations
- Singapore Standard CP48 - Code of Practice for Water Services
- Handbook on Application for Water Supply
- Knowledge of plumbing practicesWater Sample Testing
Licence registration exercises are held in June and December every year. Eligible applicants may submit their applications anytime of the year. All applicants will be notified of their results within two weeks after the closing date of each intake.
Registration for June 2017's in-take will close on 28 April 2017.
Under the CPF Act, the CPF Board requires all self-employed persons to pay Medisave contributions as long as they earn a yearly net trade income of more than $6,000.
For application of new licences or conversion to lifetime licences, applicants should ensure that they have paid up their Medisave liabilities or have arranged for payment by instalment.
Please log on to
www.cpf.gov.sg to learn more on Medisave for the Self-Employed Scheme and to check the Medisave payment status for licence application.
You can submit your application for water service plumber licence
Alternatively, you can submit the form to the address below.
Click here to download the application form and send the completed form to :
Attn : Senior Engineer
Water Supply (Network) Department
40 Scotts Road #10-01
For enquiries, email: