Master 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 305.92, for any plumbing installation that requires a uniform building permit under Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 320.08, a person who holds a Master Plumber Restricted Appliance license or a Master Plumber Restricted Service license may not commence installation of plumbing until a permit is issued for the installation.


Application for License

FormDescription
3130Application for Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License
3073​Fax Payment Form

Reinstate a Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License that has been Expired more than 4 Years

  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3130 for more information).
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Master Plumber Restricted Appliance License (Form #3130)
    • $75.00 total fee ($20.00 application fee, $30.00 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.

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.​