Now Live for Trades Credentials and Renewals!
All initial, reinstatement, and renewal applications for a Trades credential must now be made through
LicensE, your online, self-guided licensing platform.
- To apply for a license or renew your license, go to license.wi.gov.
- For those renewing in LicensE for the first time or looking for more information about LicensE, including exams, refer to the “Trades LicensE Information" document.
- Please review the
LicensE Applicant User Guide for help.
- If you are having trouble with anything, please submit a support ticket at this link. Please provide complete contact information and a detailed description of the issue you are experiencing.
Per Wis. Stat. § 145.06, no person may engage in or work at plumbing in the state unless licensed to do so by the Department.
Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 145.14, the plumbing activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a credential as a licensed Master Plumber Restricted Appliance, licensed Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance, or registered Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance shall be limited to installing a water treatment device, a water heater, or any other item in connection with a water distribution system, including a stormwater use or reclaimed water system, which does not require a direct connection to a drain system.
Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.945, the plumbing activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a license as a licensed Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance shall be performed under the general supervision of a person who is a licensed Master Plumber or a licensed Master Plumber Restricted Appliance.
Pre-Credential Education Information
A person applying for a Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance license examination shall have at least 1,000 hours of experience in 1 continuous year as a registered Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance and submit evidence of completion for the following educational coursework:
Plumbing code (Wis. Admin. Code §§ SPS 381 to 387)
Blueprint or blueline reading
Appliance and equipment servicing
Additional training materials relating to this credential may be ordered through
Document Sales. They are intended to be training guides and may not match the current code. Documents are part of educational work that is to be completed before applying for the Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance examination. See
Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance for more information.
|Appliance, Equipment, Devices (Design Installation)
|Basic & Applied Math - Appliance
|Blueprint & Drafting One
|Blueprint & Drafting Two - Appliance
|Plumbing - Sizing the Water Supply System
|Plumbing - Wisconsin Water Treatment Handbook
|Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License Application Information (includes Form 3127T)
|Trades LicensE Information