- Obtain application from links to forms below or contact the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (see address and phone below).
- Complete and return your application with a copy
of a high school transcript or GED and a copy of driver's
license or plan of travel.
- Completion of the Accuplacer assessment for Reading and Arithmetic or Elementary Algebra. Contact WITC Student Services at 1.800.243.9481- Rice Lake, New Richmond, Superior, or Ashland.
- Interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee (JAC)
- Take letter of introduction to prospective employers for an
FormsClick on the links below for more information
or to download and print an application or call the Bureau of
Apprenticeship Standards (see below).
Applications for Plumbers in the New Richmond area
Applications for Plumbers in the Northern Wisconsin Region area
Apprenticeship Standards Web Site
Contact: Rob Ecker
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Plumbing Apprenticeship Faculty
Plumbing Apprentice Instructor
715.234.7082 or 800.243.9482
715.234.7082, ext. 5113
715.234.7082, ext. 5289
Apprenticeship InformationWork Description:
Plumbers install pipes for water, gas, sewage, and drainage systems
and install bathroom and kitchen fixtures, drinking fountains, and laundry equipment. They
cut and thread pipe and assemble and install valves, pipe fittings and pipes.
Work is active and sometimes strenuous. Work indoors and outdoors on
a ladder or scaffold, in trenches or unfinished sections of new buildings. May work in
uncomfortable positions or stand for long periods of time.
- High school diploma or GED
- Age 18 or high school graduate at 17
- Possess a valid driver's license or means of transportation
- Physically capable of performing the trade
- Recommended high school courses: general math, algebra, geometry,
trigonometry, mechanical and architectural drawing, general science, shop courses, and
Terms of Apprenticeship:
- 5 year program
- 8000 hours on-the-job training
- 572 hours of paid related classroom instruction
- 260 hours of non-paid related instruction on own time
- First 6 months is the probationary period
- A state journeyperson examination at the completion of the apprenticeship
- A licensed journeyperson is eligible to work under supervision of a
master plumber throughout the state of Wisconsin
- After 3 years a journeyperson may take exam for a Master License
which is needed to become a licensed plumbing contractor.
- Wage scale of apprentice systematically increases throughout the