Idaho Electrician License Requirements

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We found the following Electrician requirements for Idaho.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Electrical Apprentice

Electricians must be licensed in Idaho. There are four certificates of competency available to electricians: Electrical Apprentice registration, Journeyman Electrician license, Master Electrician license, and Electrical Contractor license. To qualify for registration as an Electrical Apprentice, an applicant must: 1) Be at least 16 years of age. 2) Submit a completed notarized application. 3) Pay the $15 (non-refundable) license registration fee.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 334-3950

Journeyman Electrician

Electricians must be licensed in Idaho. There are four certificates of competency available to electricians: Electrical Apprentice registration, Journeyman Electrician license, Master Electrician license, and Electrical Contractor license. Journeyman Electrician Applicants must: 1.) Document a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho Electrical Apprentice; 2.) Complete four (4) years of approved electrical apprenticeship school; 3.) Pass an exam. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of:  Elevator; Sign; Manufacturing/Assembling; Limited Energy; Irrigation Sprinkler; Well Driller/Pump Installer; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning; Outside Wireman (Lineman); and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installer. Specialty Journeyman Electrician Applicants must: 1.) Document a minimum of 4,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho Electrical Apprentice; 2.) Pass an exam. Term: Licenses are valid for three years before renewal.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 334-3950

Master Electrician

Electricians must be licensed in Idaho. There are four certificates of competency available to electricians: Electrical Apprentice registration, Journeyman Electrician license, Master Electrician license, and Electrical Contractor license. Master Electrician Applicants must: 1.) Work as a licensed Idaho Electrical Journeyman for four (4) years; 2.) Pass an exam. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of:  Elevator; Sign; Manufacturing/Assembling; Limited Energy; Irrigation Sprinkler; Well Driller/Pump Installer; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning; Outside Wireman (Lineman); and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installer. Term: Licenses are valid for three years before renewal.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
​​​​​​​(208) 334-3950

Electrical Contractor

Electricians must be licensed in Idaho. There are four certificates of competency available to electricians: Electrical Apprentice registration, Journeyman Electrician license, Master Electrician license, and Electrical Contractor license. Electrical contractor applicants must be or employ an Idaho licensed Master Electrician and submit proof of $300,000 Liability Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Insurance or a statement of exemption. Specialty electrical contractor applicants must employ an Idaho licensed Specialty Journeyman Electrician in the same Specialty type who has held that license for a minimum of 2 years.  Specialty licenses are available in the areas of:  Elevator; Sign; Manufacturing/Assembling; Limited Energy; Irrigation Sprinkler; Well Driller/Pump Installer; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning; Outside Wireman (Lineman); and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installer. Term: Licenses must be renewed annually.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
​​​​​​​(208) 334-3950

Electrical Specialty Trainee

Specialty electricians must be licensed in Idaho and are only allowed to work in their area of specialization. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Elevator; Sign; Manufacturing/Assembling; Limited Energy; Irrigation Sprinkler; Well Driller/Pump Installer; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning; Outside Wireman (Lineman); and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installer. Electrical Specialty Trainees must: 1.) Be at least 16 years of age; 2.) Submit an application with required documents, and fees; 3.) Be employed by a licensed electrical specialty contractor; 4.) Work under the constant supervision of a licensed Electrical Specialty Journeyman; Term: Licenses are valid for three (3) years for specialty apprentices.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
​​​​​​​(208) 334-3950

Specialty Journeyman Electrician

Specialty electricians must be licensed in Idaho and are only allowed to work in their area of specialization. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Elevator; Sign; Manufacturing/Assembling; Limited Energy; Irrigation Sprinkler; Well Driller/Pump Installer; Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning; Outside Wireman (Lineman); and Photovoltaic (Solar) Installer. Specialty Journeyman Electrician must: 1.) Document a minimum of 4,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho Electrical Specialty Trainee; 2.) Submit an application with required documents and fees; 3.) Pass an exam. Term: Licenses are valid for three (3) years for specialty apprentices.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 E. Watertower St., Suite 150
Meridian, ID 83642
​​​​​​​(208) 334-3950

 

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