New In 2022: The Age Exemption for MA Plumbers Over 65 Expires

As of December 24, 2021, and according to 248 Mass. Reg 11.04, things are changing for senior plumbers and gasfitters in 2022. The late December announcement put MA plumbers and gas fitters on notice that the age exemption for MA plumber license holders would soon come to an end.

Latest Changes to Continuing Education Requirements

Before the calendar turned to 2022, plumbers and gas fitters over age 65 did not need to renew annually. However, now, if you have reached or are older than age 65, you must complete the Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Requirements for plumbers, gasfitters, and petroleum gas installers.

If you want to postpone your renewal for as long as possible, you may petition the board until May 1, 2022. As a current licensee having petitioned the board, you will be eligible for an exemption from the continuing education for plumbers requirement beginning the first complete renewal cycle after the licensee turns 65 years old.

After that point, you will become responsible for completing plumbers continuing education courses to obtain Massachusetts license renewal, unless you have another qualifying exception besides one that is age-related. Otherwise, after May 1, 2022, you will join other Massachusetts licensed plumbers in continuing education to renew your licensure. So what do you do once you’ve reached this stage? We recommend selecting the best continuing education courses…and that’s where At Leisure comes in!

Choose At Leisure For MA Plumber Continuing Education Courses

Fortunately, you have a plumbing continuing education partner with At Leisure. Our Plumbers & Gas Fitters Continuing Education courses make the whole process simple and as convenient as possible. That means you don't have to give up time with your significant other or grandchildren, miss out on your favorite hobbies, or leave work early to arrive at class. Not quite convinced? Let’s walk through some of the benefits that other plumbers and gas fitters can’t stop talking about.


If you haven't needed to take continuing education courses to renew your license for a while, remember that our MA Plumbers & Gas Fitters license-renewal courses are state-approved for online use. We provide you with a certificate of completion upon finishing the course, so you can keep working seamlessly and without interruption.

High-Quality Course Material & The Best Instructors

There’s really nothing worse than a boring instructor telling irrelevant stories when it comes to this material. It’s easy to lose focus quickly…especially when the instructor is just not all that exciting to listen to. Fortunately, with our courses, we’ve created detailed, convenient, and digitized resources that will not only help you stay compliant and ready to work without pause, but engaged and excited to learn the material. In order to keep you on the edge of your seat while also providing you with the best value, our course was written by two nationally recognized industry experts. You’ll get insights and advice from professionals who have done the job first hand, plus, with our online classes you’ll get the most interactive experience right from home. 

We offer Sessions 9-14 online with the option to take the 6-hour Plumber & Gas Fitter courses or the 3-hour Gas Fitter courses if necessary. Approved by the Massachusetts Board of Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters, you'll feel confident that the classes you take and the certificate you earn through our program are all you need. We even work with the best trade professionals in MA, and they write the course material. That means you are learning first-hand from the top professionals in your industry.

Learn At YOUR Pace

At Leisure has worked with tens of thousands of Massachusetts trade professionals, offering the most comprehensive and convenient continuing education courses in plumbing and gas fitting. Our focus on online education means that you can learn at your own pace, thanks to the 24/7 online access to course materials through our custom-built software. You can use the optional audio narration to listen to course materials while driving or sitting at home in the evenings, ensuring you can enjoy a relaxed learning environment that doesn't add more stress to your life. If you have any trouble or questions at any time, our world-class customer service team is available to help you succeed – no matter where you are in the learning or certificate-earning process.

Once you have completed your studies, you can take the "easy-to-pass" final quiz and have immediate access to your certificate of completion to share with your employer and have for safekeeping. It will be presented in an electronic format accepted by the state or it can be printed.

We know the new requirement for our 65 years of age, and older plumbers and gas fitters feel inconvenient, but we want to do our best to make it as easy as possible for you to stay compliant and keep working.

Contact us to learn more about how our continuing education courses work for you.