Construction Licensing Compliance Guide
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Idaho Construction Licensing

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Licenses are typically required for individuals and businesses that provide construction industry services. This guide contains information about construction industry licensing in Idaho.

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Company Licenses

Idaho Construction and Contracting Company Licenses

Idaho Business Entity Contractor Registration License

More Information:

https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardAdditional.aspx?Bureau=CON&BureauLinkID=930

Agency:Idaho Contractors Board
Insurance Requirements:

A certificate of general liability insurance, including products and completed operations coverage, with a minimum coverage of $300,000. Also, a certificate of workers' compensation insurance for entities with employees.

Initial Registration

Form:

CON Application Business Entity

Agency Fee:

$35

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Before you Apply:
  • A certificate of general liability insurance, including products and completed operations coverage, with a minimum coverage of $300,000.
  • A copy of the Workers Compensation certificate or written explanation of exemption is required
  • The federal EIN must be provided
  • Copy of photo ID, as well as the full name, address, and social security number of each owner is required. Company owners cannot be business entities.
  • The application must be notarized
  • Military members (current and active) and their spouses may receive expedited processing and reduced fees. 

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually

Idaho Electricial Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $125 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor License

More Information:

https://doi.idaho.gov/sfm/Licensing/SprLicense

Agency:Idaho Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshal

Registration Renewal

Form:

Idaho Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractor License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Idaho HVAC Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for HVAC Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee + $75 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho HVAC Specialty Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for HVAC Specialty Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$35 application fee + $75 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$22.50 application fee + $75 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Triennially

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho Specialty Electrical Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Electrical Specialty Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee + $125 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho Specialty Plumbing Contractor License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Plumbing Specialty Contractor License

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$22.50 application fee + $75 license fee.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$36

Due:

Triennially

Notes:

Follow the instructions on the renewal page to renew your license.

Idaho Well Drilling Company License

More Information:

https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/wells/driller-licensing.html

Agency:Idaho Department of Water Resources

Initial Registration

Form:

Well Drilling Company License

Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal of Well Drilling Company License

Agency Fee:

A fee of $100 per licensed driller and $15 per operator

Due:

Annually by March 15.

Individual Licenses

Idaho Individual Construction and Contracting Licenses

Idaho Apprentice Electrician Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Apprentice Electrician Registration

Agency Fee:

$15

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Apprentice Electrician Renewal Registration

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the date of initial licensure.

Notarize:Required

Idaho Asbestos Certification

Not required



Asbestos Abatement Individual licensure is not required on the State level in Idaho.

Idaho does not operate a state asbestos certification program; therefore, current asbestos certification obtained from any other state asbestos program which meets EPA?s certification and licensure standards is acceptable for conducting asbestos activities in Idaho.

Idaho Class I Operator's Permit

More Information:

https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/wells/driller-licensing.html

Agency:Idaho Department of Water Resources

Initial Registration

Form:

Class I Operator's Permit

Agency Fee:

$25

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Biennially by March 31.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Class II Operator's Permit

More Information:

https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/wells/driller-licensing.html

Agency:Idaho Department of Water Resources

Initial Registration

Form:

Class II Operator's Permit

Agency Fee:

$25. A fee is not required if the applicant is presently permitted as a Class I Operator, but the expiration date of the permit when converted to a Class II Operator?s permit will remain as originally issued.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Class II Operator's Permit

Agency Fee:

$15

Due:

Biennially by March 31.

Idaho HVAC Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Every 5 years by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho HVAC Journeyman License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Journeyman License

Agency Fee:

$35

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho HVAC Specialty Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Specialty Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$20

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Biennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho HVAC Specialty Journeyman License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/hvac/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Program

Initial Registration

Form:

HVAC Specialty Journeyman License

Agency Fee:

$35

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$15 application fee and $55.00 licensing fee.

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$22.50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$21.60

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Master Electrician License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Master Electrician License

Agency Fee:

$65

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Plumbing Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$50

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Every 5 years by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Plumbing Specialty Apprentice Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Plumbing Specialty Apprentice Registration

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Specialty Journeyman Electrician License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Electrical Installer

Agency Fee:

$55

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Specialty Journeyman Plumber License

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/forms/plumbing/

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Plumbing Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Specialty Journeyman Plumber License

Agency Fee:

$22.50 plus $29.40 licensing fee

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Specialty Trainee Electrician Registration

More Information:

https://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/ele_licenses.html

Agency:Idaho Division of Building Safety - Electrical Program

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Trainee Electrician

Agency Fee:

$30

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$30

Due:

Triennially by the end of the month of inital licensing.

Notes:

No application; renewal reminder is sent several weeks before due date.

Idaho Well Driller's License

More Information:

https://www.idwr.idaho.gov/wells/driller-licensing.html

Agency:Idaho Department of Water Resources

Initial Registration

Form:

Well Driller's License

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Form:

Well Driller's License Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100 per licensed driller and $15 per operator

Due:

Annually by March 15.

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