In the state of Illinois a Plumbers License is required to perform any plumbing work inside IL. To become a licensed plumber in Illinois, any business or individual performing work as a plumber is required to pass the Illinois plumbers exam issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health or the City of Chicago.
Requirements to Obtaining a Plumbing License in Illinois
Before you can get a Journeyman license, you will have to complete an apprenticeship under the tutelage of a licensed Illinois plumber. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you may take the Illinois plumber licensing examination. Your plumber's license and apprentice plumber's license must be renewed annually.
Licensed plumbers are required to have at least four hours of continuing education credit to renew their licenses. Certified plumbing inspectors are required to have 14 hours per year, with 6 of that being provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health Plumbing Program.
Apply to get your Illinois License
Official application form for the plumbing apprenticeship and the plumber's license exams are available from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website.
- Plumbers Apprenticeship: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/plumbers%20pdf/apprenticeapplication.pdf
- Plumber's License Exam: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/plumbers%20pdf/examforplumberlicenseform.pdf
State Licensing and Exams
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.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (state.il.us)