Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service

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 Service, licensed Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service, or registered Plumbing Learner Restricted Service shall be limited to installing septic tanks for private on-site wastewater treatment systems, drain fields designed to serve such septic tanks, and sewer service from the septic tank or sewer extensions from mains to the immediate inside or proposed inside foundation wall of the building. Such persons may also install water services, stormwater use systems, and reclaimed water systems if the services or systems are to be located outside the foundation wall of the building.

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.94, the plumbing activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a license as a licensed Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service shall be performed under the general supervision of a person who is a licensed Master Plumber or a licensed Master Plumber Restricted Service.


Pre-Credential Education Information

A person applying for a Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service license examination shall have at least 1,000 hours of experience in 1 continuous year as a registered Plumbing Learner Restricted Service and submit evidence of completion for the following educational coursework:

    1. 40 credit hours of plumbing code (Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 381 to 387)

    2. 20 credit hours of blueprint or blueline reading

    3. 10 credit hours of transit or builders level

    4. 20 credit hours of plumbing related mathematics

    5. 10 credit hours of first aid and safety 

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 Service examination. See Plumbing Learner Restricted Service for more information.

Product Name
Appliance, Equipment, Devices (Design & Installation)
​Basic & Applied Math - Sewer
​Blueprint & Drafting One
​Blueprint & Drafting Two - Sewer
​Excavating & Trenching
Builder's Level

Application for License

FormDescription
3128Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License
3073​Fax Payment Form

Reinstate a Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License that has been Expired more than 4 Years

  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3128 for more information).
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Journeyman Plumber Restricted Service License (Form #3128)
    • $55.00 total fee ($10.00 application fee, $20.00 exam fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information

Requirements

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 DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.

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.