Building and Safety

Certifications and Special Inspectors

Journeyman Gas Fitter

A Journeyman Gas Fitter is “A person who installs, alters or repairs gas piping, gas water heaters, gas vents or any part or parts thereof as an employee, who does not furnish any materials or supplies, and who is the legal possessor of a Journeyman Gas Fitters Certificate of Registration”. The definition is contained in section 105.2.4 of the 2002 Los Angeles County Plumbing Code. The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division issues a “Certificate of Registration,” under section 105.2.2 of the Plumbing code.

  • What are the requirements to become a Journeyman Gas Fitter?

    Applicants must complete an application, pay an application fee, have at least 4 years of experience, and pass an examination administered by the Board of Examiners.

  • How do you apply to be come a Journeyman Gas Fitter for LA County?

    An application package can be obtained by clicking on the following web page or by contacting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division Research Section at 626-458-3180 Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Is there a cost?

    The cost to apply is $88.70. Failure to appear at, or cancellation of or postponement of, your scheduled oral examination without 48 hours notice may result in forfeiture of this fee.

  • How long is the license good and how do you renew?

    All licenses expire on June 30 biennially. The fee to renew is $88.70.

  • Where do I call with questions?

    Contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division Research Section at 626-458-3180 Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

If you want to be a Journeyman Gas Fitter an application package can be printed by clicking on this link Journeyman Gas Fitter Forms