Idaho Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements
To qualify for the Electrical Contractor exam as an individual, an applicant must:
- Be or employ an Idaho-licensed Master Electrician.
- Be the individual to be licensed.
To qualify for the Electrical Contractor exam as an entity, an applicant must:
- Be a full-time, supervisory employee of the corporation, company, etc., serving as the entity’s representative for examination purposes.
- Employ on a full-time basis an Idaho-licensed Master Electrician, who is available during working hours to supervise all electrical work conducted.
In order to qualify for the Electrical Master exam, an applicant must:
- Submit proof of holding an Idaho Electrical Journeyman License for a minimum of four (4) years.
- Applicants who hold an out-of-state Electrical Journeyman License, but do not qualify for a reciprocal Electrical Master License, must first qualify for and pass the Idaho Electrical Journeyman exam and purchase the license, before qualifying for the Idaho Master License exam.
- Once an applicant has obtained the Idaho Electrical Journeyman License, an application for the Electrical Master exam may be submitted along with proof of holding an Electrical Journeyman License in the non-reciprocal state for a minimum of (4) years.
*Individuals who are from a state that does not require trade licensing, and who do not hold an Electrical Journeyman License, are not qualified to apply for the Idaho Electrical Master’s exam.
In order to qualify for the Electrical Journeyman exam, an applicant must:
- Submit proof of completion of four (4) years of approved electrical apprenticeship school and notarized documentation of four (4) years (minimum of 8,000 hours) of work experience
- Submit notarized documentation of eight (8) years (minimum of 16,000 hours) of verified work experience
- In-State apprentices only: Submit proof of completion of four (4) years of approved electrical apprenticeship school and notarized documentation of a minimum of 6,000 hours of work experience as an Idaho Electrical Apprentice.
- If using this method to qualify, you will need to submit your additional hours, for a total of four (4) years (a minimum of 8,000 hours) of work experience, after passing the exam in order to receive the license.
*All installations performed must have been made under the constant supervision of a licensed Electrical Journeyman/Master.
In order to qualify for the Electrical Journeyman reciprocal license, an applicant must:
- Submit a copy of your current Electrical Journeyman license. This license must have been issued after passing the journeyman electrical exam in the reciprocating state, must be active, and issued for a minimum of one year.
- Individual must not have taken and failed an Idaho Electrical Journeyman exam.
- Submit notarized documentation of four (4) years (minimum of 8,000 hours) of work experience and proof of completion of required apprenticeship school from reciprocal state.
- Submit notarized documentation of eight (8) years (a minimum of 16,000 hours) of work experience.
Idaho Electrical Contractors must provide proof of current liability insurance in the amount of $300,000 and proof of current worker’s compensation insurance (if applicable) to renew a license. Renewals must be completed within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to re-apply and test before receiving a new license.
Idaho Master and Journeyman Electrician Licenses expire every three years. Renewals must be completed within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to re-apply and re-test before receiving a new license.
Each licensed Journeyman and Master Electrician must provide 24 hours of Idaho-approved continuing education in order to renew their license. Of the 24 hours, 8 hours must be Code Update. The remaining 16 hours of continuing education can be from any combination of the three categories of Idaho-approved continuing education that include Code Update, Code Related, or Industry Related. These credits must have been obtained in the three (3) year period between renewal of such licenses. Additionally, licensed individuals will be able to receive up to four (4) hours of continuing education credit by attending board meetings and negotiated rule meetings.
CEU course records are managed through CE Broker.
IDAHO Continuing Education Courses
4-Hr Grounding & Bonding 2020
4-Hr NFPA 70E
8-Hr Guide to the NEC 2020
8-Hr 2020 Significant Changes
12-Hr 2017 NEC Exam Prep