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How to become a licensed plumber in Idaho

Requirements for licensing as a plumber in Idaho

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

Apprentice Plumber:

Anyone wishing to become a plumber in the State of Idaho must register with the Division of Building Safety as an apprentice by submitting the notarized Application for Plumbing Apprentice Registration along with the registration fee. An apprentice plumber in Idaho must enroll in an approved four-year training program in the employ of a plumbing contractor and under the supervision of a journeyman plumber. An Idaho plumber apprentice must also complete a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction time.

Journeyman Plumber:

In order to be approved for the Idaho state journeyman plumber license you must submit notarized documentation of a minimum of 8000 hours of work experience as an apprentice electrician. Also complete and submit the notarized Application for Journeyman Plumber License along with the application fee to the Division of Building Safety in Meridian, Idaho. When the Division approves the application, an Examination Registration form will be issued, which must be completed and delivered to the testing service. The plumber exam is administered by Gainesville Independent Testing Services.

Find all the needed forms and information at the Idaho Division of Building Safety link below.

Division Contact information:

State of Idaho
Division of Building Safety
Plumbing Bureau, Licensing Section
1090 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642
(208) 334-2183

Gainesville Independent Testing Service: Phone: (800) 997-2129 or (352) 369-4487

How often must I renew my Idaho Electrician License?

All Idaho Electrician licenses and renewals shall be for a period of three years, expiring on the date of issuance. If you miss your renewal deadline, you must add the revival fee. Any time during the final month of your licensing period, send to the Division your renewal fee plus verification of satisfaction of the continuing education requirements. Apprenticeship registrations are good for five years.

What are the costs for electrical licenses and renewals in Idaho?

Apprenticeship Registration fee – $50
Application for License fee – $15
Journeyman Electrician License fee – $55
Journeyman Electrician License Renewal fee – $45
Master Electrician License fee – $65
Master Electrician License Renewal fee – $45
Master and Journeyman Electrician Revival fee – $55

Does the State of Idaho Electrical Board, Division of Building Safety recognize reciprocal states?

Idaho has journeyman electrician licensing reciprocity with the states of Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming. Just include a copy of your current license with the completed application. Idaho observes master electrician reciprocity with Utah and Wyoming. Idaho honors those states’ master electrician testing. Attach your Utah or Wyoming license to your application.

Does the Idaho Division of Building Safety require continuing education for electricians?



Idaho Division of Building Safety

Plumbing Forms and Applications

Gainesville Independent Testing Services