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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 10
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN
54-1002.  License essential to engage in business — Licensure authority exclusive to the state. (1) It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation to act, or attempt to act, as an electrical contractor or limited electrical contractor in this state until such person, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation shall have received a license as an electrical contractor or limited electrical contractor, as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of building safety.
(2)  It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a journeyman or master electrician in this state until such person shall have received a license as a journeyman or master electrician, as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of building safety, provided, however, that any person who has been issued a master electrician’s license pursuant to this chapter may act as a journeyman electrician.
(3)  It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a limited electrical installer in this state until such person shall have received a license as a limited electrical installer, as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of building safety, provided however, that any person who has been issued a master electrician’s license or a journeyman electrician’s license pursuant to this chapter may act as a limited electrical installer.
(4)  It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a provisional journeyman electrician in this state until such person has received a provisional journeyman electrician’s license, as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of building safety.
(5)  Licensure of electrical contractors, journeyman electricians, master electricians, provisional journeyman electricians, limited electrical installers, limited electrical contractors, facility accounts and registration of apprentice electricians and trainees shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the state pursuant to this chapter and no local jurisdiction shall have the authority to require additional licensure or registration or to require payment of any fees in order for any licensee or registrant to engage in the electrical construction trade within the local jurisdiction or to issue licenses or registrations to persons licensed or registered under this chapter that are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter or rules promulgated by the division of building safety. The state shall investigate all local infractions and state violations of this chapter and prosecute the same. The local jurisdictions will assist the state by requesting investigations within their jurisdictions. Nothing in this chapter shall restrict a city or county from imposing stricter public safety rules, notwithstanding any provision of Idaho Code.

History:
[54-1002, added 1947, ch. 251, sec. 2, p. 681; am. 1961, ch. 311, sec. 4, p. 583; am. 1974, ch. 39, sec. 79, p. 1023; am. 1986, ch. 296, sec. 1, p. 743; am. 1996, ch. 421, sec. 40, p. 1430; am. 1997, ch. 397, sec. 1, p. 1259; am. 1999, ch. 99, sec. 1, p. 312; am. 1999, ch. 367, sec. 1, p. 968; am. 2000, ch. 39, sec. 1, p. 77; am. 2002, ch. 139, sec. 1, p. 391; am. 2018, ch. 208, sec. 3, p. 461; am. 2018, ch. 209, sec. 1, p. 468; am. 2019, ch. 292, sec. 1, p. 865.]


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