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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 to determine whether you are ready for the official test.

Test-Taking Strategies

One of the benefits of using a practice test to prepare for your final plumbing exam is that instructors don’t merely focus on the content of the exams. They provide you with a realistic replication of actual exam conditions. Multiple choice questions are used to survey various aspects of your prospective trade, and timing is comparable to that involved in the journeyman assessment.

Instructors are able to help you with methods for increasing your success in question answering. For example, it’s easy to spend too much time on a tough question. Since the test is timed, you will be encouraged to work through those questions that you can answer easily, returning later to those that you need more time to complete. The process of elimination is another key element for success with difficult questions. You will learn to eliminate answers that are obviously wrong so that your potential for selecting a correct response is improved.

Testing Feedback

It’s not unusual for trade candidates to find tests of knowledge to be intimidating. A talent for hands-on work often reflects a tactile learning style, and tests can be nerve-wracking. When you take the Illinois Mock Test, you can benefit from one-on-one and group review of the content after you’ve completed the exam. Feedback allows you to see how your answers differ from the correct responses. As an instructor works with you to evaluate errors, you can adjust your approaches for future efforts.

Your mock exam is a great way to increase your confidence as you prepare for the state exam. A successful result from the practice run is a good measure of your readiness for the certification test. You’ll also have an understanding of where you need to focus further studies.

Who Can Take the Practice Test?

You can take the mock exam at any point in your preparation for journeyman licensing. Illinois Plumbing Consultants recommends that apprentice students in their third or fourth years of study take the exam as more of the tested material will have been covered in formal training. However, the test is an excellent tool for finding out how close you are to being able to successfully pass the state exam for certification as a plumber regardless of how far you are in your apprenticeship. If you are interested in taking the upcoming Illinois Mock Test in the Crystal Lake, IL, area, you can register for the next one on our website.

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John Bertram has been in the plumbing industry since 1985. He has worked in both commercial and residential shops for over twenty years, and John has been a plumbing inspector since 2005.

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