Journeyman Plumber

License Information

Per Wis. Stats. § 145.06, no person may engage in or work at plumbing in the state unless licensed to do so by the Department.

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.93, the plumbing activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a credential as a licensed Journeyman Plumber shall be performed under the general supervision of a person who holds a Master Plumber license, Master Plumber Restricted license, or Utility Contractor license. A Journeyman Plumber who is working under the general supervision of a licensed Master Plumber Restricted or licensed Utility Contractor is limited to the type of plumbing installations associated with the specific license of the person providing the supervision.

Application for License

3126Application for Journeyman Plumber License
3073​Trades​ Payment Form
​Reinstate a Journeyman Plumber License that has been Expired more than 4 Years
  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3126 for more information)
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Journeyman Plumber License (Form #3126)
    • $55.00 total fee ($10.00 application fee, $20.00 exam fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information


Renewal Methods

Department of Safety and Professional Services

Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI ​53293-0780

If you have questions regarding your renewal, please email

When mailing your renewal, please allow up to 21 calendar days [per Wis. Admin. Code SPS 305.04 (1)] from the date your payment is processed to receive an update regarding your renewal.

Getting Certified to Work with Lead Based Paint

Training and certification are required for professionals who offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities. These activities include:

  • Abatement of Lead Hazards
  • Lead Testing, Inspection, and Risk Assessment
  • Most paint-disturbing renovation work (for example, replacing windows, scraping paint prior to re-painting)
  • Post renovation and post-abatement clearance (including dust wipe sampling to measure lead dust left behind)

By getting certified and working safely, you protect your own and others' health, and show professional responsibility. For more information about certification, visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services​ website.​