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5 Life Skills You Acquire as an Apprentice Plumber

Posted on: August 12, 2014

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the plumbing profession is expected to grow by approximately 21 percent by 2022, making this an attractive option for those seeking a sound trade in which to work. A plumbing professional who has been well-trained during time in an apprenticeship is able to move forward not only with…

Plumbing Apprenticeships: 3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Posted on: July 18, 2014

A new school of thought is emerging in the United States that largely pulls from values held in the past, and it deals with the importance of a college education. Not everyone benefits by obtaining a degree from a four-year institution. In the modern job market, learning a trade that is high in demand can…

What to Expect in Plumbing Continuing Ed Classes

Posted on: January 6, 2014

In order to continue to operate as a licensed plumber, plumbers in the Chicagoland area are required to receive a certain number of continuing education hours every year. This training ensures that licensed plumbers maintain their skills and learn new methods and technology. A plumbers’ license expires once a year in Illinois, on May 1.…

Resources for Future Plumbers

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Indoor plumbing is an important system that makes life’s most basic tasks, such as showering and cooking, so much easier than they were just over one hundred years ago. Indoor plumbing is in nearly every home and building in the United States, which means there is always a need for a professional plumber to maintain…

How Long Does it Take to Become a Plumber?

Posted on: November 19, 2013

If you are interested in becoming a licensed plumber, your first step is to locate a plumbing school and apply to its program. The next step is to complete a plumbing apprenticeship. Altogether, schooling takes about four years or longer. The third step in fulfilling your plumber requirements is to pass the state licensing examination. Once…

Why Do Plumbers Need Continuing Education Hours?

Posted on: October 18, 2013

Under Illinois state law, you must complete post-secondary education, pass a licensing exam and complete an apprenticeship before you can work independently as a plumber. However, the requirements don’t stop there. You must also complete four hours of continuing education for plumbers every year in order to renew your license. These hours must be completed…

Features to Look for in a Plumbing School

Posted on: September 13, 2013

Learning the art and science of any trade requires a good education, and a good education is the key to success. When selecting a plumbing school, the curriculum should provide you with all of the knowledge, skills and tools to develop a productive and professional career in the industry. Highlights of a Good Plumbing Educational…

Jobs You Can Get with a Plumbing License

Posted on: August 9, 2013

With a plumbing license, there is a diverse amount of job opportunities among a wide range of industries. You also can decide to set up your own plumbing business. From working for a larger plumbing contractor like Roto Rooter to getting hired as a plumber for a large medical center, the opportunities are endless. The…

Passing the Plumbers Test: What You Need to Know

Posted on: July 12, 2013

Preparing for a formal licensing exam can be intimidating, but the Illinois Mock Test makes it possible to evaluate your readiness before you apply for your actual journeyman plumber certification. Experienced instructors can help you in studying for the plumbing test by enabling you to take a practice exam. Feedback is useful for helping you…

What are my Plumbing Continuing Education Options?

Posted on: June 14, 2013

Professionalism is important in any trade, and operating in a manner that earns the trust of your customers means keeping up with the latest trends and technology in the plumbing industry. It’s also important to keep your plumbing license current to be able to operate legally in the Chicagoland, IL, area. Continuing education is required…

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