Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance

​ Now Live for Trades Credentials!

Alert: Beginning January 8, all initial and reinstatement applications for a Trades credential must be made through LicensE, your online, self-guided licensing platform.

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Please renew online at  If you are not able to renew online, mail your postcard with a check made payable to DSPS at 4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705.

License Information

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 305.96, the plumbing activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a registration as a registered Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance shall be performed under the direct supervision of a person who holds a Master Plumber license, a Master Plumber Restricted Appliance license, a Journeyman Plumber license or a Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance license.

Education Information

To meet the qualifications to take the exam for the Journeyman Plumber Restricted Appliance license, the person who holds a Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance registration must do the following prior to expiration of the Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance registration:

  1. Plumbing code (Wis. Admin. Code §§ SPS 381 to 387)
  2. Blueprint or blueline reading
  3. Appliance and equipment servicing

The Master Plumber you work for is responsible for your training and education. 


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.

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 Information

3134Plumbing Learner Restricted Appliance Registration Application Information
​Trades​ LicensE Information

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.​