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Plumbing Council Codebook
PCA Regional Code Book
The 2016-17 edition is a completely updated and revised REGIONAL CODE BOOK (which now includes Chicago and unincorporated Cook County codes) and 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.
Click here to access the Code Book
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 PCA Midwest office (312-563-9526) for more information.
PCA Hazcom
Free Hazcom Training Still Available
While 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 still needs to obtain certification.
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Safety Manual
PCA Revised Company 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
1) Associate Membership
PCA Associate Membership
Associate members of the Plumbing Contractors Association Midwest (PCA) have the ability to gain visibility with over 300+ plumbing contractors working in the 17 Illinois counties in our jurisdiction.
Application Form
Click on the links below if you are interested in joining and learning more about the advantages of becoming a PCA Midwest Associate Member or if you want to see a complete listing of our industry partners that stand with the PCA Midwest.
Associate Membership Listing
PCA Mission
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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Lead Safety Brochure
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.
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Local 130 CBA
Schedule A for Residential & Light Comm.
Residential Plumbing Service Agreement
PCA Bargaining Rights Form
PCA Membership Form
Consumer Lead Safety Brochure
PCA Connections Brochure
Drug Free Program
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ScreenSafe booklet.



PCA Membership Meeting

The next PCA Membership Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Maggiano's Restaurant in Oak Brook starting at 6:00 p.m. (registration). This meeting will feature two relevant topics of discussion as well as an opportunity to network with your fellow signatory contractors and industry colleagues. Join us this evening to learn about Construction Education Institute (CEI) courses from the MCA of Chicago and to hear a report from Screen Safe Operations Manager Luci Manos regarding the PCA-Local 130 Drug Free Alliance.
To register, click here or contact Barb Bigelow at the PCA Midwest office at 312-563-9526 or by email at .
Plumbing License Renewal

Plumbing License Renewals
  • For Illinois Plumbing License holders, 4 hours of C.E. must be completed by April 30th in the year you are renewing. (For 2018: between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018).
  • The Illinois (055) Plumbing Contractor Registration expires on September 30th each year. Therefore, in 2018, Chicago licensed plumbers must provide proof of four hours in an approved continuing education course taken after October 1, 2017 and before September 30, 2018 in order to renew their 055 license.
  • It should be noted that according to Illinois Law, plumbers must provide proof of completing four hours of continuing education to renew his or her annual license. In addition, all classes will be overseen and approved by the Board of Plumbing Examiners and the Plumbing Code Advisory Council and the class instruction will only be given by or supervised directly by an Illinois licensed plumber.
Focus on Safety: OSHA Silica Rule

silicaAs of September 23, 2017, construction employers (including plumbing contractors) who engage in activities that create respirable silica dust through tasks such as cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone, and brick are expected to comply with all of the requirements of OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica rule. Please click on the links below to access valuable information and resources on this safety topic. For specific questions about the OSHA Silica Final Rule, please contact PCA Midwest Safety Consultant Roger Paveza at 847-951-7544 or by email at . Having a top-notch safety consultant like Roger Paveza “on call” is just another exclusive Premium Contractor Advantage that accompanies your affiliation with our Association.
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