PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN
54-1007. Issuance of licenses — Reciprocity. (1) The administrator shall issue licenses to such persons as have by examination shown themselves to be fit, competent and qualified to engage in the trade of journeyman electrician, limited electrical installer or master electrician as defined in section 54-1003A, Idaho Code, and to such persons, firms, partnerships, associations or corporations as have shown themselves to be fit, competent and qualified to engage in the business of electrical contracting or limited electrical contracting as defined in section 54-1003A, Idaho Code.
(2) An apprentice electrician, as defined in section 54-1003A, Idaho Code, may take the journeyman’s examination if he has completed the required related instruction for electrical apprentices as approved by the Idaho state board for career technical education, completion of which shall be evidenced by a certificate from an approved provider, and has worked the number of hours as prescribed by the Idaho electrical board, provided that for all the time he is claiming to have worked as an apprentice electrician, the apprentice shall have been registered with the division of building safety as an apprentice. The electrical board may, by rule, fix the apprentice registration fee, in an amount not to exceed the costs of issuing apprentice registration certificates and enforcing the apprentice registration provisions of this chapter, and may also by rule establish requirements relative to the manner of registration renewal, verification of employment, the number of instructional hours completed, continuation training and the number of hours worked. An apprentice who has completed the number of instructional hours and has not taken or passed the journeyman’s examination within two (2) years of completion of the instructional training hours shall provide proof of continuation training as set by rule of the electrical board.
(3) Any person who has worked as a licensed journeyman for a period of not less than four (4) years and who has worked the number of hours as prescribed by rule of the board as a licensed journeyman electrician shall be considered as qualified to apply for a master electrician’s license in this state. The Idaho electrical board, in establishing by rule the requirements for a master electrician’s license, shall also take into account the applicant’s performance as a journeyman electrician.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, any person who can demonstrate eight (8) years of work experience, defined as a minimum of sixteen thousand (16,000) hours, making electrical installations on the job, shall be considered as qualified to apply for a journeyman electrician’s license in this state.
(5) To the extent that other states that provide for the licensing of electricians require qualifications at least equal to those contained in this chapter, the administrator may enter reciprocal agreements with such other states to grant licenses to electricians licensed by such other states. The administrator, on the recommendation of the Idaho electrical board, may grant licenses to electricians licensed by such other states upon payment by the applicant of the required fee and upon furnishing proof to the board that the applicant has qualifications at least equal to those provided herein for applicants for written examinations. Applicants who qualify for a license under this subsection are not required to take a written examination.
(6) A provisional journeyman electrician, as defined in section 54-1003A, Idaho Code, may take the journeyman electrician examination. Upon passing the examination, the administrator of the division of building safety shall issue the provisional journeyman electrician a journeyman electrician’s license.
[(7)](6) All verification of employment forms submitted by an individual seeking electrical licensing or registration shall be entered into and maintained in the individual’s file by the division of building safety. The division of building safety shall provide the individual with online access to this information.
[54-1007, added 1947, ch. 251, sec. 7, p. 681; am. 1961, ch. 311, sec. 10, p. 583; am. 1972, ch. 142, sec. 1, p. 309; am. 1974, ch. 39, sec. 84, p. 1023; am. 1986, ch. 296, sec. 5, p. 745; am. 1986, ch. 309, sec. 1, p. 760; am. 1996, ch. 421, sec. 45, p. 1433; am. 1999, ch. 99, sec. 5, p. 314; am. 1999, ch. 329, sec. 25, p. 864; am. 1999, ch. 367, sec. 6, p. 972; am. 2002, ch. 123, sec. 1, p. 347; am. 2003, ch. 135, sec. 1, p. 392; am. 2004, ch. 245, sec. 1, p. 711; am. 2009, ch. 112, sec. 1, p. 364; am. 2011, ch. 16, sec. 1, p. 52; am. 2016, ch. 25, sec. 43, p. 59; am. 2018, ch. 209, sec. 7, p. 472; am. 2019, ch. 66, sec. 1, p. 157; am. 2019, ch. 292, sec. 6, p. 870.]