The Plumbing Section of the Department of Workforce Development licenses
all plumbers in Wisconsin. Plumbing apprentices fall under the jurisdiction of apprenticeship law and rules plus plumbing law and codes.
A plumber assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fittings and fixtures for sanitary, heating and drainage systems (in Wisconsin such work must be in accordance
with the state plumbing code); installs fixtures and all plumbing apparatus and
is able to maintain and repair fixtures and plumbing apparatus.
- Education: High school graduate or GED® (submit copy)
- Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
- Test: Assessment math and reading tests/NWTC
- License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
- Completed application
Length of Contract
(Example: First Aid/CPR; OSHA; Adv. Blueprint Reading; Transit & Level; Pipefitter Welding)
- 5 years of not less than 8,000 hours
- On-the-job training (OJT) - 7,600 hours of work with a skilled craftsperson as per Exhibit "A"
- Paid-Related Instruction (Day) - 500 hours and successful completion of class material
- Non-Paid Related Instruction (Night) - 260 hours (80% attendance of each class to receive credit)
- Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
- (920) 498-5682 - (800) 422-NWTC, ext 5682 - email Jeanne