There are numerous reasons to become a plumber. These include:

So how does one become a plumber in Illinois? Here is what is required:

In Illinois you must complete an application to be an apprentice plumber. The application costs $100.
Upon completion of these requirements, you can apply to become a licensed plumber in Illinois. The application fee is $175 for apprentice plumbers in Illinois, and $225 for plumbers licensed in Chicago or outside the state of Illinois.

A few things to keep in mind:

On average, 72% of the people taking the plumbing exam fail the exam. If you cannot pass the exam within the seven-year time frame (after completing your five-year apprenticeship), you cannot be a plumber without starting over from the beginning.