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54-1002 LICENSE ESSENTIAL TO ENGAGE IN BUSINESS -- LICENSURE AUTHORITY EXCLUSIVE TO THE STATE. TITLE 54 PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES

                                      Idaho

54-1002 LICENSE ESSENTIAL TO ENGAGE IN BUSINESS -- LICENSURE AUTHORITY EXCLUSIVE TO THE STATE. 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 special electrical contractor in this state until such person, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation, shall have received a license as an electrical contractor, as herein defined, 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 electrician in this state until such person shall have received a license as a journeyman electrician, as herein defined, issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, 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 specialty electrician in this state until such person shall have received a license as a specialty electrician, as herein defined, issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, 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 act may act as a specialty electrician.

(4) Licensure of electrical contractors, journeyman electricians, master electricians, specialty electricians, specialty electrical contractors and registration of apprentice electricians 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 to require payment of any fees in order for any licensee to engage in the electrical construction trade within the local jurisdiction or to issue licenses to persons licensed under this chapter which 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.

 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, electrician or master electrician as defined in section 54-1003A, daho 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 specialty 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 professional-technical education and has worked the number of hours as prescribed by the Idaho electrical board, provided that for each such year 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, paid an apprentice registration fee, and submitted with his annual application for apprentice registration verification of employment, the number of instructional hours completed and the number of hours worked. 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 act, and may also by rule establish requirements relative to the manner of verification of employment, the number of instructional hours completed, continuation training and the number of hours worked.

    (a)  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.

    (b)  An apprentice who has not advanced in apprenticeship training for a period of two (2) years shall complete 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)  Any person with out-of-state experience who has worked as a journeyman electrician or as an apprentice electrician for a period of four

(4) years, and who has met such other requirements as established by rule of the board, shall be considered  as qualified to apply for a journeyman electrician's license in this state.

(5)  To the extent that other states which provide for the licensing of electricians provide for similar action, 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.

54-1008. DURATION OF LICENSE. All licenses, including license renewals other than as provided in section 54-1013A, Idaho Code, for master electricians, journeyman electricians and specialty journeyman electricians shall bear the date of issue, and shall expire thirty-six (36) calendar months from the date of issue, unless renewed as provided in section 54-1013, Idaho Code. Electrical contractor, specialty electrical contractor and apprentice/specialty trainee licenses issued after July 1, 2002, shall bear the date of issue and shall expire on the first day of July next following the date of issue, unless renewed as provided in section 54-1013, Idaho Code. Each licensing period shall end at midnight on the last day of the licensing period.

54-1009.  REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF LICENSES -- HEARINGS -- TAKING TESTIMONY. The administrator shall have power to revoke or suspend any license if the same was obtained through error or fraud, or if the holder thereof is shown to be grossly incompetent, or has willfully violated any of the rules prescribed by the board, or as prescribed in this act; or has, after due notice, failed or refused to correct, within the specified time, any electrical installation not in compliance with the provisions of this act, or has failed to pay within the time provided, civil penalties which have become final by operation of law, provided, before any license shall be revoked or suspended, the holder thereof shall have written notice enumerating the charges against him, and shall be given a hearing by said administrator, and have an opportunity to produce testimony in his behalf, at a time and place specified in said notice, which time shall not be less than five (5) days after the service thereof. The proceedings shall be governed by the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. Any party aggrieved by the action of the administrator shall be entitled to judicial review thereof in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code.

The administrator shall have the power to appoint, by an order in writing, a hearing officer to take testimony, who shall have power to administer oaths, issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses, and the decision of the administrator shall be based on his examination of the testimony taken and the records produced. Any person whose license has been revoked may, after the expiration of one (1) year from the date of such revocation, but not before, apply for a new license.

54-1013.  RENEWAL OF LICENSES.

(1) A license once issued under this 1. chapter, unless revoked or suspended as herein provided, may be renewed at any time during the final month of the licensing period on the payment of the renewal fee herein specified, proof of satisfaction of the continuing education requirements as established by the electrical board, and provided that all outstanding civil penalties, and permit or other fees, have been paid in full, and all outstanding correction notices have been satisfactorily resolved. For electrical contractors and specialty electrical contractors, proof of liability insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) shall also be required, and proof of worker's compensation insurance shall be required if applicable.

(2)  Any license which has expired may be revived at any time within one 1) year from the first day of the final month of the licensing period, by payment of the revival fee herein specified, together with all outstanding civil penalties, and permit or other fees and penalties, and upon proof that outstanding correction notices have been satisfactorily resolved. For electrical contractors and specialty electrical contractors, proof of liability insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) shall also be required, and proof of worker's compensation insurance shall be required if applicable.

(3)  Certificates of competency issued prior to July 1, 1961, shall, for the purpose of this chapter, be considered as licenses and may be renewed or revived as herein provided.

 54-1013A. RENEWAL OF CERTAIN LICENSES ISSUED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2002. (1) The following licensing periods shall apply to master electrician, journeyman electrician and specialty journeyman electrician licenses issued prior to July 1, 2002: (a) One-third (1/3) of such licenses, as determined alphabetically by the administrator, shall expire one (1) year after the date of issue; (b) One-third (1/3) of such licenses, as determined alphabetically by the administrator, shall expire two (2) years after the date of issue; and (c) One-third (1/3) of such licenses, as determined alphabetically by the administrator, shall expire three (3) years after the date of issue. (2) Each subsequent renewal of a master electrician, journeyman electrician or specialty journeyman electrician license issued prior to July 1, 2002, shall be for a period of three (3) years, provided all requirements for renewal as set forth in section 54-1013, Idaho Code, have been met.

54-1014. FEES. The administrator of the division of building safety shall charge the following fees: (1) Application for license $ 15.00 (2) One-year licenses: (a) Electrical contractor license $125.00 (b) Electrical contractor license renewal 100.00 (c) Electrical contractor license revival 125.00 (d) Apprentice/specialty trainee registration and working license 10.00 (e) Specialty contractor license 125.00 (f) Specialty contractor license renewal 100.00 (g) Specialty contractor license revival 125.00 (3) Three-year licenses, in accordance with sections 54-1008, 54-1013 and 54-1013A, Idaho Code: (a) Master electrician license $65.00 (b) Master electrician license renewal 45.00 (c) Master electrician license revival 55.00 (d) Journeyman electrician license 55.00 (e) Journeyman electrician license renewal 45.00 (f) Journeyman electrician license revival 55.00 (g) Specialty journeyman electrician license 55.00 (h) Specialty journeyman electrician license renewal 45.00 (i) Specialty journeyman electrician license revival 55.00 (4) For licenses issued or renewed pursuant to section 54-1013A, Idaho Code, the administrator of the division of building safety shall prorate the fees set forth in subsection (3) of this section for the actual number of months the license will be in effect.

Boise City Licensing Application

http://cityclerk.cityofboise.org/media/220234/psapplication.pdf

Boise City Licensing Regulations

Private Security Service and Alarm Installation Service Companies

Your license expires on March 31, 2013. To download the application please click here. Any application that does not contain the following information will not be accepted, and will be sent back to you. This could cause a delay in getting your license. You MUST submit the following items with this application:

  1. A new copy of your $10,000 Bond running to the City of Boise
  2. A new copy of your $500,000 Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Boise as additional Insured
  3. Owner/Applicant Fingerprint Cards if out of area. Fingerprints will be taken in the office for local applicants.

Please mail the application and documents to: 

City Clerk's Office

P.O. Box 500

Boise, ID 83701 

or deliver in person at 

City Clerk's Office

150 N Capitol Blvd

Boise, ID 83702

 

Patrol Agent or Alarm Installers License Prerequisites:

Patrol Service or Alarm Service License Prerequisites:

Important Notes