Idaho Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Idaho is controlled by the Idaho Division of Building Safety (DBS).

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Idaho

Specific requirements to perform electrician services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for an electrician license?

• Journeyman License: Must have at least 4 years (8,000 hours) of work experience as an apprentice electrician and at least 576 hours of classroom instruction; specialty electrician licenses granted to electricians who can show proof of at least 2 years of work experience within their specialty

• Master (Journeyman) Electrician License: Must have a journeyman electrician license for at least 4 years and pass the master journeyman exam

• Electrical Contractor License: Must pass an exam, be employed as a journeyman electrician, and have held a journeyman or master license for at least 2 years

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Idaho Division of Building Safety (DBS)

What are some training programs available for an electrician?

See schools and training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

License expires annually on July 1

What are fees associated with licensing?