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Plumbing School Near Lake Zurich

Are you looking for a career change? Looking to become a professional plumber? Look no further than expanding your career with Illinois Plumbing Consultants. With three locations conveniently located near Lake Zurich, IL, we can give you the hands-on experience you need to pass your Illinois state plumbing exam! If you are already a plumber in the Lake Zurich area and are looking to further your career and skills, count on IPC to give you advanced skills you need to stay current and qualified.

Begin and continue your plumbing career with Illinois Plumbing Consultants! Give us a call or fill out the contact form for more information.

Rising Demand for Plumbers in Illinois

If you are considering a future career or are looking at a career change, you want to train in an area with high demand. A plumbing career is one that has excellent growth and income potential, and those who follow plumbing career pathways will have excellent employment options in the future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the plumbing career field is growing much faster than average across all career fields.

Getting Started as a Plumber

To take advantage of this growth and start training as a plumber, you must first enroll in one of the plumbing trade schools in Illinois for basic plumbing education. Next, you will need to complete an apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship requires the sponsorship of a licensed, bonded plumber.

After four years of working as an apprentice, you can apply to take the state license exam. Many plumbers will first attend school for plumbing license training. After finishing this training, enroll in an Illinois mock exam to ensure you are ready. Finally, you can take the licensing exam and walk away with your plumbing license.

Hands-On Plumbing Prep Program in Illinois

Our license prep program combines classroom teaching with our advanced hands-on training to get you ready for a full plumbing career in the Lake Zurich area and beyond! During the program, you will study Illinois Plumbing Code and learn how to apply it into your everyday work. Our educators will spend time with you to help you with real life plumbing issues.

The hands-on portion of our program includes all of the following:

  • Waste, sewer, and vent system installation
  • Residential water and waste system installation
  • Natural gas piping and installation
  • Troubleshooting and repair
  • And more!

Classroom Instruction Taught by Real Plumbers

Along with learning the hands-on skills it takes to be a plumber, you can also count on settling in the classroom to learn the basics and safety. Our educators are real plumbers living and working around the Lake Zurich, IL area and have years of experience to share. Our classroom portion of the program includes:

  • Explanation and discussion of state code
  • Instruction in drafting and blueprint readings
  • Instruction in applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry
  • OSHA safety training

Prepare for Your Plumbing Career in Lake Zurich

Illinois Plumbing Consultants believes education is the key to success. Our organization is dedicated to the education of apprentices and licensed plumbers. We have combined the expertise of experienced plumbers and plumbing inspectors to create a curriculum that encompasses the core of the Illinois Plumbing Code as well as offer the practical hands-on exposure needed to apply these lessons. At IPC, we understand the challenge of juggling a full-time job and furthering your education. That’s why we have structured the Illinois Plumbing License Prep Program for Lake Zurich residents to fit your busy schedule.

When you register with Illinois Plumbing Consultants, you are getting a quality education by professional plumbers in Lake County. Whether this is your first career or your last, Illinois Plumbing Consultants can help you become a plumber in the Lake Zurich area through hands-on training and classroom education.

Contact us today to learn more about our plumbing school near Lake Zurich, Illinois.

Plumbing Training FAQ

What does a plumber do?

Plumbers install, repair, and maintain all aspects of a building’s water systems. This includes pipes, faucets, toilets, water heaters, drains, and garbage disposals. Plumbers also work on natural gas appliances and gas lines.

Should I pursue a plumbing career change?

If you are unhappy in your current career, love working with your hands, and are looking for a career that offers excellent growth potential, then you should consider plumbing certification programs and a switch to a plumbing career. The income potential is also high for plumbers. Average pay for plumbers is $22.43 an hour which adds up to $46,660 per year, but plumbers in the top 10 percent can earn over $100,000 a year.

Where can I find a plumbing school near me?

Most local trade schools and colleges will have plumbing training programs. Illinois Plumbing Consultants offers plumbing license training and mock Illinois plumbing exams conveniently near Lake Zurich.

How long does plumbing school take?

The length of time plumbing school takes depends on the plumbing school you choose and how many classes you take per semester. Most people can complete their training in two years. This is followed by four years of apprenticeship.

How much does plumbing school cost?

The cost of plumbing school varies from school to school. You may be able to get loans and scholarships, or even a sponsorship, to pay for some or all of our your schooling.

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Our Instructors Have Real-World Experience
John Bertram

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.

Rick Sperando

Rick Sperando has been in the plumbing industry for over 35 years. He successfully owns and operates a local plumbing and mechanical company as well as IPC.

Scott Underwood

Scott Underwood brings over 20 years of industry experience along with 10 years of instruction. He currently holds his IL Plumbers License as well as his CCCDI license. Scott is currently a co-owner of a successful plumbing company in McHenry County.

Guy Curtis Smale

My duties as the City of McHenry plumbing inspector include plan review of all new plumbing work as well remodeling projects, inspection of all plumbing being installed or repaired in the City as well as the Village of Prairie Grove, property maintenance issues related to the State Plumbing Code, working with the County Health Dept.

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