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How to Become a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Idaho

Requirements for licensing as an electrical contractor in Idaho

What are the requirements to become a licensed electrical contractor in the State of Idaho?

If you wish to become an electrical contractor in Idaho, you complete and submit the notarized Application for Electrical Contractors License to the State of Idaho, Division of Building Safety, Electrical Bureau, with the application fee. The applicant is required to either be or employ an Idaho licensed master electrician, and designate a full-time supervisory person identified on the application to take the contractor exam. When the Board approves your application, you will be mailed an examination registration form. The contractor’s exam must be passed with a score of 70% or better. Then you provide proof to the Bureau of $300,000 liability insurance and workers compensation insurance. The final step to receive your Idaho Electrical Contractor’s License, is to send a $125 license fee to the Electrical Bureau.

Find all the needed forms and information at the Idaho Electrical Bureau link below.

Electrical Bureau, Idaho Division of Building Safety Contact information:

State of Idaho
Division of Building Safety
Electrical Bureau
1090 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 334-2183 for license application questions.
(800) 955-3044 for electrical permit questions.
(800) 839-9239 to schedule inspections, or go to the link below.

How often must I renew my Idaho Electrical Contractor License?

All electrical contractor licenses must be renewed annually by July 1st following the date of issue. Pay the $100 renewal fee and update your proof of insurance at that time.

What are the costs involved for HVAC licenses and renewals in Idaho?

Electrical Contractor Application fee – $15
Electrical Contractor License fee – $125
Idaho Electrical Contractor Renewal fee – $100/year
Pearson VUE examination fee – $100
All fees are nonrefundable

Does the State of Idaho Electrical Board recognize reciprocal states?

No reciprocity for the Electrical contractor license in Idaho.

Does the Idaho Division of Building Safety require continuing education for an electrical contractor?

The only continuing education requirements apply to the master electricians employed by the contractor.


Electrical Bureau, Division of Building Safety