As discussed last month, there are numerous benefits to becoming a plumber in Illinois (, ranging from great compensation to low cost of entry to fun and important work, plus more. Here we discuss how to become a plumber in Illinois.  

Basic Requirements to Become a Plumber

There are some basic requirements to becoming a plumber in Illinois:

Step One: Complete a Plumbing Apprenticeship

Before you become a plumber, you need to complete an apprenticeship. While you need a high school diploma or GED to become a fully licensed plumber, some apprenticeship programs will allow you to enroll after completing two years of high school. Others will require a high school diploma or GED and may require you to be 18 years old. Here is what else you must do:

You have seven years to complete this apprenticeship. 

Step Two: Become a Licensed Plumber

Here are the steps to become a licensed plumber:

Note that 72% of people taking the exam fail. You must complete it within seven years of completing your apprenticeship, or you must start over.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric about Becoming a Plumber 

If you are interested in becoming a plumber, Ravinia Plumbing is interested in talking with you. We offer interesting work, excellent compensation, and opportunities for advancement.  We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Visit Ravinia Plumbing today to learn more or check out our careers page to view our current openings.