Plumbers licensing requirements for a journeyman and master plumbers license are usually determined at the state level and the necessary requirements and exams vary in each State. The enforcing & regulating of the state plumbing licensing requirements often fall under individual municipalities. You can check the requirements for the journeyman and master plumber license in a particular State below.


Wisconsin Plumbing License Requirements

Wisconsin Plumbers License

In the State of Wisconsin a Plumbing License is required for any person that wants to perform work as a plumbers in Wisconsin. Journeyman and Master Plumbing Licenses are issued by the Safety and Buildings Division of The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services after passing the State Plumbing Exam.

Requirements for a Wisconsin Plumbers License.

No Business or Individual is allowed to install plumbing unless that business or individual is the holder of a license issued by the Wisconsin Department of Safety  and Buildings as a:

licensed master plumber, licensed master plumber (restricted), licensed journeyman plumber, licensed journeyman plumber (restricted), registered plumbing apprentice, registered plumbing learner (restricted), registered utility contractor or registered pipe layer.

Journeyman Plumber License Requirements

  • Applicants will need Preapproval for the state in order to take the exams.
     
  • Applicants for a journeyman license exam must have completed a plumbing apprenticeship program recognized by the Department.
     
  • In order to obtain the credential the applicant must get a score of at least 70% on the examination.

The application and exam fee for a Wisconsin Journeyman plumber license is $30.00, and consists of $10.00 application fee and $20.00 for the examination fee. When you pass the exam you will be asked to pay a $180 license fee which will be prorated because the license expires on a specific date. The license, which will be issued after the exam is passed and the prorated license fee paid and will be valid for 4 years starting from March 31st.

Master Plumbers License Requirements

  • Applicants will need Preapproval for the state in order to take the exams.
     
  • As a prerequisite to taking the Department of Commerce exam, the applicant shall provide proof of:
    1.) at least 1,000 hours per year for at least 3 consecutive years as a licensed journeyman plumber; or
    2.) graduation from an accredited engineering university or college with a degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or other approved curriculum related to plumbing.
     
  • In order to obtain the credential the applicant must get a score of at least 70% on the examination.

The application and exam fee for a Wisconsin Master plumber license is $50.00, and consists of $20.00 application fee and $30.00 for the examination fee. When you pass the exam you will be asked to pay a $500 license fee which will be prorated because the license expires on a specific date. The license, which will be issued after the exam is passed and the prorated license fee paid and will be valid for 4 years starting from March 31st.

Apply for a WI Plumbing License

Application forms for a Wisconsin journeyman and master plumber license are available from the Safety and Buildings Division of The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services located at the address below and from their site.

Department of Safety and Professional Services
201 W. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-261-7713
Website: http://dsps.wi.gov/
Download: Application Forms

State Licensing and Exam Requirements

Licensing and certification requirements for plumbers are usually determined at the state level and tend to vary slightly from state to state. Often, the job of enforcing and regulating these requirements falls to individual municipalities. To check the requirements for a plumbing license in a particular state select your location on the State Licensing Requirements page.

If you need more informations on passing the journeyman plumbing exams then perhaps you might want to read: How To Do The Plumber Journeyman Exam to help you get started as an apprentice plumber or journeyman plumber.