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License Renewal Information

ELECTRICAL

You must provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of $300,000.00 and proof of worker's compensation insurance (if applicable) to renew your license. The proof of insurance must be current. You can claim worker's compensation exempt. To determine if you qualify for this exempt status, please contact the Idaho Industrial Commission. If you determine that you are exempt, you will need to provide the Division with a written statement claiming this exemption. Please download, sign and submit the Worker's Compensation Exemption Form if you are claiming this exemption.

You may renew your license in an inactive status. No permits can be issued and no electrical contracting work can be performed while the license is in this status. Proof of insurance and a $30.00 reinstatement fee are required to return the license to an active status. You will need to provide the Division with a written statement you that wish to renew in an inactive status.

The license for the supervising license must be active (renewed) before this license can be renewed.

You must renew/revive your license within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Renewal Fees:
  • $100.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $125.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for a year

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You must renew/revive your license within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived. You can find a form under Electrical Forms and Applications.

You will be required to supply the 24 hours of continuing education. See below for the breakdown and how to obtain these courses.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Each Master and Journeyman electrician must provide 24 hours of Idaho approved continuing education in order to renew their license.

Effective July 1, 2017, individuals requesting CEU credit will have to comply with IDAPA 07.01.07:

  • 8 hours of code update covering changes included in the latest edition of the NEC.
  • 8 hours of code related training.
  • 8 hours of industry-related.

Individuals who have taken a 16 hour code update course and 8 hours of industry-related CEU's prior to July 1, 2017 will have those CEU credits accepted by the Division of Building Safety.

Idaho will accept most Electrical CEU courses taken in Montana, Oregon, North Dakota and Wyoming.

CEU course records are managed through CE Broker.

Renewal Fees:
  • $45.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $55.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for a year

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Your registration/license card must be current for all your time to count towards the required work experience to become a journeyman. Time shall not be credited if your card is inactive.

Per IDAPA 07.01.03.012 in order for you to renew your Electrical Apprentice license you must provide the following:

  1. A minimum of 4,000 hours of on the job experience (an Employers Verification form can be found under Electrical Forms and Applications.
  2. Proof of two (2) years of schooling.

The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Renewal Fees:
  • $50.00

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Your registration/license card must be current for all your time to count towards the required work experience to become a journeyman. Time shall not be credited if your card is inactive.

Per IDAPA 07.01.04.012 in order for you to renew your Electrical Specialty Trainee license you must provide the following:

  1. A minimum of 2,000 hours of on the job experience (an Employers Verification form can be found under Electrical Forms and Applications.

The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Renewal/Revival Fees:
  • $30.00

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You must renew/revive your license within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license.

There are no additional requirements except what is listed on your renewal notice.

Renewal Fees:
  • $45.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $55.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for a year

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PLUMBING

In addition to the continuing education requirements (see below), Plumbing Contractors will also need to provide a current $2,000 Bond. The bond must be in the individual's name who holds the license. You also need to be the holder of an active Plumbing Journeyman license in Idaho in order to renew/revive your Plumbing Contractor license.

You must renew/revive your license within (2) two years of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

You may renew your license for one (1) year without providing proof of the bond if you place your license in an inactive status. You will need to provide a written statement that you wish to renew your license in an inactive status and that you will not be contracting any plumbing work while your license is in this status. You can find a form under Plumbing Forms and Applications.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Contractors must complete sixteen (16) hours of continuing education for every three-year license cycle. Hours accrued obtaining journeyman education may be applied toward this requirement whenever applicable.

CEU course records are managed through CE Broker.

Renewal Fees:
  • $108.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $147.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for two years
  • $36.00 for an inactive renewal/revival. Must be paid before the license has been expired for two years

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You will need to provide a current $2,000 Bond. The bond must be in the individual's name who holds the license.

You must renew/revive your license within (2) two years of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

You may renew your license for one (1) year without providing proof of the bond if you place your license in an inactive status. You will need to provide a written statement that you wish to renew your license in an inactive status and that you will not be contracting any plumbing work while your license is in this status. You can find a form under Plumbing Forms and Applications.

Renewal Fees:
  • $108.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $147.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for two years
  • $36.00 for an inactive renewal/revival. Must be paid before the license has been expired for two years

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You must renew/revive your license within (2) two years of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Plumbing journeyman are required to supply a minimum of 8 hours of continuing education to renew their license. Journeymen must complete eight (8) hours of continuing education for every three-year license cycle, or complete an exam administered by the Division. Of the required eight (8) hours, four (4) hours must be plumbing code update related and the other four (4) hours may be industry related training.

Those holding a valid journeyman license may take the CEU exam administered by the Division of Building Safety. A fee of fifty ($50) dollars must be paid before taking the exam. Click here for information regarding CEUs.

CEU course records are managed through CE Broker.

Renewal Fees:
  • $21.60 if paid by expiration date
  • $29.40 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for two years

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You must renew/revive your license within (2) two years of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license.

There are no additional requirements except what is listed on your renewal notice.

Renewal Fees:
  • $21.60 if paid by the expiration date
  • $29.40 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for two years

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Your registration/license card must be current for all your time to count towards the required work experience to become a journeyman. Time shall not be credited if your card is inactive.

There are no additional requirements except what is listed on you renewal notice.

Renewal/Revival Fees:
  • $50.00 for Apprentices
  • $30.00 for Specialty Apprentices

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HVAC

You will need to provide a current $2,000 Bond.

You must renew/revive your license within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

You may renew your license for one (1) year without providing proof of the bond if you place your license in an inactive status. You will need to provide a written statement that you wish to renew your license in an inactive status and that you will not be contracting any HVAC work while your license is in this status. You can find a form under HVAC Forms and Applications.

Renewal Fees:
  • $150.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $185.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for two years

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You must renew/revive your license within (1) one year of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license.

There are no additional requirements except what is listed on your renewal notice.

Renewal Fees:
  • $75.00 if paid by expiration date
  • $110.00 if paid after the expiration date, but before the license has been expired for a year

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Your registration/license card must be current for all your time to count towards the required work experience to become a journeyman. Time shall not be credited if your card is inactive.

There are no additional requirements except what is listed on you renewal notice.

Renewal/Revival Fees:
  • $50.00 for Apprentices
  • $20.00 for Specialty Apprentices

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MANUFACTURED HOUSING

You will need to provide a current $5,000 Bond.

You may renew/revive your license within (6) months of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):

Installers must submit (4) four hours of continuing education during the year preceding renewal of the license.

CEU course records are managed through CE Broker.

Renewal Fees:
  • $220.00 if paid before license has been expired for 6 months

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Bond requirements:

  • Manufacturer $20,000
  • Retailer: $40,000
  • Resale Broker $30,000

You may renew/revive your license within (6) months of the expiration date or you will be required to make application and test before receiving a new license. The fee and the additional requirements must be received before your license will be renewed/revived.

Renewal Fees:
  • $440.00 if paid before the license has been expired for 6 months

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