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NITC Journey Level Steamfitter/Pipefitter

  • The initial cost for this certification is $116.00.
  • Candidates must score a minimum of 75% to pass.
  • Candidates can re-take the exam if they fail for an additional $116.00 fee.
  • This certification is valid for five (5) years from issuance.
  • Recertification can be accomplished by successfully passing a twenty five (25) question, non-proctored, multiple choice “open book” examination within thirty days of the expiration date of certification. Candidates must answer seventeen (17) of the questions (68%) correctly on the exam to achieve a passing grade.


NITC Journey Level Steamfitter/Pipefitter certification candidates are qualified individuals who can demonstrate skill in fabricating, preparing, rigging and installing pipes, tubing and equipment following standard industry practices. A qualified individual may perform these tasks alone, or through the supervision of other individuals. Qualified candidates will have a general knowledge of national, state, and local requirements and industry codes and practices.

To Qualify

Candidates must:

  • Candidates are expected to be experienced trades professionals who have completed a UA training program or equivalent.
  • Candidates must document a minimum of four (4) years experience in the installation of piping systems
  • Candidates must submit proof of four years of experience in piping installation or submit testimonial letters from employers if you do not possess a valid journeyman certificate substantiating the required experience
    (Testimonial letters must be on company letterhead and notarized. They must fully describe duties performed, dates employed, and be accompanied with W-2 Forms.)

Application and Examination Request Forms

Online Recertification Examination

Locate PSI Centers

To find the nearest PSI location follow steps 1 – 5:
1. Click on the link: Nearest PSI Location
2. On the Select Organization drop down select Certification/Professional Associations
3. On the Select Sponsor Name drop down select National Inspection, Testing and Certification Corporation ( NITC)
4. On Select the Examination Name, Select the exam you are interested in taking, the click on continue at the bottom of the page.
5. Next enter you zip code and search for the nearest location.
If you need any help please feel free to call NITC at (877) 457-6482.