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.
Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
Toll-free: 1-800-422-NWTC, ext 5682
What are the qualifications?
- Education: High school graduate or GED® (submit copy)
- Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
- Test: Assessment math and reading tests at NWTC
- Accuplacer Bench Marks: Arithmetic - 66, Reading/Comp - 66, Algebra - 33
- License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
- Completed application
Length of Contract
- 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)
(Example: First Aid/CPR; OSHA; Adv. Blueprint Reading; Transit & Level; Pipefitter Welding)
How do I get started in the program?
How to apply
- Complete the application form for the trade and meet the qualifications
as stated in the application materials.
- Meet with the Committee for an applicant interview, and, if qualified,
receive a Letter of Introduction.
Application forms available at:
Organization Management Services
3315 N. Ballard Road Suite D
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-3148, ask for Gail Gerhardt
Counties of Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Menominee, MI
Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.