Plumber Registered Apprenticeship

Assemble, install, or repair pipes, fittings, or fixtures of heating, water, or drainage systems, according to specifications or plumbing codes.

Training at a Glance

8000 hrs
On the Job
500 hrs

Apprentices are required to complete an approved First Aid and CPR course and OSHA 10 course within the first twelve months of the apprenticeship and keep the certifications current throughout the term of the apprenticeship.

Apprentices must meet unpaid related instruction course requirements specified in the table, "Unpaid Related Instruction Requirements: Approved by State Plumbing Committee October 21, 2015.

  • 36 to 60 hours - Plumbing Applications Lab
  • 32 to 45 hours - Plumbing Blueprint Reading
  • 45 to 90 hours - Plumbing Repair
  • 08 to 17 hours - Transition to Trainer
  • 18 to 40 hours - Isometric Interpretation & Drawing
  • 18 to 40 hours - Transit/Level/Laser
  • 30 to 60 hours - Welding
  • 24 to 54 hours - Safety/OSHA
  • 12 to 30 hours - First Aid/CPR

The apprentice shall attend night school on the apprentice's own time and take subjects required for no less than 260 hours.

An apprentice in his/her final year must successfully complete Transition to Trainer and either complete the 54-hour Plumbing Review Course or pass the test-out option.

WI Employment Outlook & Wages *

+11.29% Job outlook through
2026 in Wisconsin
$79,147 Experienced **
Level Salary

* Wisconsin Long Term Occupation Employment Projections, 2016-2026 (Statewide). Office of Economic Advisors, WI Department of Workforce Development, December 2018. & US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Employment Statistics, estimates May 2017.
Reports can be viewed on DWD's premiere source for Labor Market Information,

* * Average (mean) annual salary earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in the selected location, occupation, and industry.
Actual salaries will vary by employer and other factors.

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