• PCA Regional Codebook
  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide
  • Free Hazcom Training
  • PCA Revised Safety Manual
  • PCA Associate Membership
  • The PCA and Our Members
  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure
  • PCA Regional Codebook

    The 2017-18 edition is completely updated and revised—now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes.

    This is offered as a Premium Contractor Advantage benefit exclusively available to Plumbing Council (PCA-Local 130 CBA) affiliated and contributing contractors (at no cost), as well as local municipal inspectors working in our jurisdiction.

  • Join The PCA Midwest’s Rising Tide

    The Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) is launching a new effort to involve, engage and prepare our next generation of plumbing/piping industry leaders. If your plan is to take on tomorrow, come learn and grow with peers who are like-minded.

    Contact the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) office at 312-563-9526 for more information.

  • Free Hazcom Training

    Still Available! The deadline to comply with OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard training which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) may have ended, the PCA Midwest and the Plumbing Council Midwest will continue to host our free Hazcom Training presentation online for new hires and anyone who needs to obtain certification.

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  • PCA Revised Safety Manual

    Take advantage of the Plumbing Council's completely updated Company Safety Policy Manual. This document is available as individual "chapter" PDF files and/or editable "Word" files to insert your company name. To obtain access to any of the safety manual files, click the link below. Once on the document page, you will need to Login or "Create an account" and accept the disclaimer.

    Download the Safety Manual here

  • PCA Associate Membership

    Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.

    Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member. See Associate Membership Listing.

    Application Form

  • The PCA and Our Members

    As one of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the mission of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest includes representing our members in Labor Relations and Legislation, assisting our members with education and safety training, and supporting an apprenticeship system that provides for the effective training of apprentices.

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  • PCA Consumer Lead Brochure

    The PCA and the Illinois PHCC have collaborated to develop a new brochure on lead safety in drinking water. It explains what consumers can do to reduce their exposure to lead in their home; offers advice on hiring licensed plumbing contractors to test the lead in water systems; provides helpful industry website links; and includes a consumer acknowledgement and release form for our contractors to keep for their own records. Download the Brochure by clicking here. Make sure to log in or register as a new user first.

PCA Meetings


Please note the next PCA Midwest membership meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Erie Cafe in Chicago. Our special guest speaker will be WTTW Channel 11 Chicago historian Geoffrey Baer. More details and registration to follow.

In the meantime, make sure to register for the following industry events by clicking on the links below:


IMSCA Lobby Day 2019

IMSCA’s 2019 Lobby Day event will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Attendees will receive a legislative overview of current bills being considered and will be reminded of procedures for speaking to elected officials. Lunch will be provided prior to heading to the Capital to lobby legislators.

PCA and Plumbing Council contractors interested in attending should contact our Association's Director of Communications and Public Affairs Jeff Weiss at 312-563-9526 (office) or by email at . There is no cost to attend and transportation will be provided.

The deadline to register for Lobby Day is Friday, March 8, 2019.  To download a registration form, click here.


JAC Apprenticeship Application Request

The UA Local 130 JAC will be accepting applications for admission to its Plumbing Apprenticeship Program starting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 through Thursday, February 21, 2019. Applications will be accepted in person only at either the Chicago, Joliet or Volo Training Centers on the following days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Extended hours will be available on Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Applicants submitting the required documents at the time of registration will be given all the information where and when to appear for the aptitude test. Drug screen, physical, and physical agility test information will be provided if invited to a pre-orientation meeting. A $25.00 non-refundable application fee is required. No cash or personal checks will be accepted. Applicants may pay by money order or cashier’s check, made payable to ‘Plumbers JAC Local 130’ or by Visa or MasterCard with a convenience fee. All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

To download the UA Local 130 JAC application, click here. For more information including apprenticeship requirements and qualifications, click here.

Chicago Private Drain Program New Procedures

Click here to review the new "Private Drain Program" procedures from an email received at the PCA Midwest office on October 31, 2018 from the Chicago Department of Water Management.


C.E.Classes for Illinois Licensed Plumbers

UA Plumbers' Local 130 UA has posted its 2018-2019 C.E. class schedule online for Illinois licensed plumbers. All of these classes (4-hours of IDPH approved C.E. credit) will be held at the UA Plumbers' Local 130 JAC Chicago, Volo or Joliet Training Centers. Click here for a complete listing of the available classes.


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