Building a Safer Idaho

Licenses, Electrical

Apprentice Electrician:
Any person who, for the purpose of learning the trade of journeyman electrician, engages in the installation of electric wiring or equipment while under the constant on-the-job supervision of a qualified journeyman electrician.
Journeyman Electrician:
Any person who personally performs or supervises the actual physical work of installing electric wiring or equipment under the direction of an electrical contractor.
Master Electrician:
Any person who has personally performed the actual physical work of installing electric wiring or equipment as a journeyman electrician for at least four (4) years under the direction of an electrical contractor.
Electrical Contractor:
Any person or entity providing or offering to provide electrical contracting services, including, but not limited to, submitting a bid. Must either be or employ at least one (1) full-time Idaho Master Electrician.
Specialty Electrician License Types:
  • Elevator
  • Irrigation Sprinkler
  • Limited Energy
  • Manufacturing/Assembling
  • Outside Wireman (Lineman)
  • Refrigeration, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Sign
  • Well Driller/Pump Installer
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    Specialty Trainee Electrician:
    Any person who, for the purpose of learning the trade of specialty journeyman electrician, engages in the installation of electric wiring or equipment while under the constant on-the-job supervision of a qualified specialty journeyman electrician of the same category.
    Specialty Journeyman Electrician:
    Any person who personally performs or supervises the actual physical work of installing specialty electric wiring or equipment under the direction of a specialty electrical contractor of the same category.
    Specialty Electrical Contractor:
    Any person or entity providing or offering to provide specialty electrical contracting services, including, but not limited to, submitting a bid. Must either be or employ at least one (1) full-time Idaho Specialty Electrician of the same category who has held a license for a minimum of two (2) years.
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