There are many benefits to becoming a plumber in Illinois – attractive compensation, excellent benefits, and rewarding and challenging work, to name a few. Becoming a plumber, while not easy, does have a low cost of entry. Here are the two steps to becoming a licensed plumber in Illinois.

Step 1 – Serve an Apprenticeship

Before becoming a licensed plumber, you need to serve an apprenticeship. To apply for an apprenticeship, you must meet the following requirements.



There are two components to becoming an apprentice:



You have seven years to complete your apprenticeship. That is step one.

Step 2 – Becoming a Licensed Plumber

You are now ready to take the test to become a licensed plumber. You need to apply for the test, paying a $175 application fee ($225 for plumbers in Chicago or outside Illinois). There are two parts to this test:



If you don’t pass the first test, no worries. Most people don’t. But you will have to retake the test and pay an additional $175 fee. You must pass the test within seven years of starting your apprenticeship or start over.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for a Career as a Licensed Plumber

If you are looking for an outstanding career as a plumber, Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric wants to talk with you. We offer opportunities for both apprenticeship and licensed plumbers. Our customers have relied on us since 1928 (that’s 96 years!) for quality products, knowledgeable technicians, and superior service, including 24/7/365 emergency service. That is why we’ve made a name for ourselves as the most trusted plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to find out more.