Idaho Plumber License Requirements

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We found the following Plumber requirements for Idaho.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

 

Specialty Apprentice Plumber

Specialty plumbers must be licensed by the state of Idaho and are only allowed to work in their area of specialization. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Appliance, Water Pump, and Mobile Home plumbing. Specialty Apprentice Plumbers must: 1.) Be at least 16 years of age; 2.) Submit an application with required documents and fees; 3.) Be employed by a licensed specialty plumbing contractor; 4.) Work under the constant supervision of a specialty plumbing journeyman. Term: Licenses are valid for three (3) years for specialty apprentices.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education 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

Backflow Assembly Testers

Backflow Assembly Testers must be licensed in Idaho. Requirements include: 1.) Possessing a high school diploma or GED; 2.) Documenting successful completion of a Board-approved backflow assembly tester training program; 3.) Passing the American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA) backflow assembly tester exam. Term: Licenses are 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 State Board of Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals
700 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 334-3233

Apprentice Plumber

Plumbers must be licensed by the state of Idaho. There are three certificates of competency available to plumbers in Idaho: apprentice registration, journeyman license, and contractor's license. Apprentice plumber applicants must: 1.) Be at least 16 years of age; 2.) Be employed by a licensed plumbing contractor; 3.) Work under the constant supervision of a plumbing journeyman; 4.) Be enrolled in or have completed a related training program. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Appliance, Water Pump, and Mobile Home plumbing. Term: Registration is valid for 5 years or for 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

Journeyman Plumber

Plumbers must be licensed by the state of Idaho. There are three certificates of competency available to plumbers in Idaho: apprentice registration, journeyman license, and contractor's license. Journeyman plumber applicants must: 1.) Document a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho plumbing apprentice; 2.) Complete four (4) years of approved plumbing apprenticeship school; 3.) Submit an application with required documents and fees; 4.) Pass a written and practical work exam. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Appliance, Water Pump, and Mobile Home plumbing. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Appliance, Water Pump, and Mobile Home plumbing. Plumbing specialty journeyman must: 1.) Document a minimum of 4,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho specialty plumbing apprentice; 2.) Pass a written exam. Term: Licenses are valid for three years before renewal.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education 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

Plumbing Contractor

Plumbers must be licensed by the state of Idaho. There are three certificates of competency available to plumbers in Idaho: apprentice registration, journeyman license, and contractor's license. Plumbing Contractor applicants must: 1.) Hold an active Idaho State plumbing journeyman certificate; 2.) Document two and a half (2.5) years of experience as a licensed journeyman in Idaho; 3.) Pass an exam. Specialty licenses are available in the areas of: Appliance, Water Pump, and Mobile Home plumbing. Term: Licenses are valid for three years before renewal.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education 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

Well Driller

Well Drillers must be licensed by the Idaho Department of Water Resources. To be licensed, applicants must: 1.) Submit an application with required documents and fees; 2.) Document at least 24 months of drilling experience, 12 of which must have occurred within the last 5 years; 2.) Submit three references; 3.) Pass an exam.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Idaho Department of Water Resources
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83720
(208) 287-4800

 

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