Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance

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.

Pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 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:

    1. Plumbing code (Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 381 to 387)

    2. Blueprint or blueline reading

    3. 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.

Product Name
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

Application for License

3127Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License
3073​Trades Payment Form
Reinstate a Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License that has been Expired more than 4 Years
  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3127 for more information).
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance License (Form #3127)
    • $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.​