Plumbing Apprentice Requirements and Application

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To become an apprentice in the state of Wisconsin, one must first be indentured by the State Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS). To become indentured you must:

  • Contact an employer on your own. Employment is a requirement of entering an apprenticeship.
  • Once you have an employer/sponsor, contact the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards to initiate the application process between you and your employer.

Qualifications required by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards:

  • Must be high school graduate or equivalency. Be able to provide transcript or proof of equivalency. Must be 18 years of age to be placed with contractor.
  • Must take one of the following assessments and satisfy the minimum scores.
    ACT: 15 Math, 16 Reading. Accuplacer: 235 Algebra, 244 Reading, 237 Arithmetic
    Scores will be accepted 5 years from the test date.
  • Must have the ability to get to and from school and work.
  • Must be physically able and fit to for the occupation at the time of placement.
  • Must be approved by the appropriate advisory committee (Northern Region Plumbing, Western WI Plumbing, or Eau Claire Area Plumbing), prior to being admitted to this apprenticeship.


Admission Requirements


Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Apprenticeship Application

Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Employer/Sponsor Application


Program-Specific Requirements

  • Confirmation of admission from Northwood Tech Academic Affairs Apprenticeship Office


Eric Lockwood, Director, Apprenticeships and Academies
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