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Initial Licensure for Electrical Journeyman

Applicants seeking initial licensure as an Electrical Journeyman must meet the requirements for licensure and pass the NASCLA examination before submitting an application to DOPL.

Apply for and Maintain an Active Apprentice Registration


Obtain 8,000hrs of Work Experience


4 years of approved schooling




Obtain 16,000hrs of Work Experience


Register for and Pass the NASCLA Exam through PSI


Apply for Licensure through DOPL


Initial Licensure for Electrical Master

Applicants seeking initial licensure as an Electrical Master must have held an active Journeyman license for 4 years and pass the NASCLA examination before submitting an application to DOPL.

Applications & Forms

Persons who perform electrical work without a required state-issued license or who violate other applicable codes or rules are subject to civil penalties.


Work Verifications:

Reciprocal Agreements:

Electrical Journeyman & Electrical Master Examination Procedures

On June 18, 2024, the application and examination process for Electrical Journeyman and Electrical Master licenses was revised. Applicants must now take and pass the applicable NASCLA examination prior to applying for licensure.

Online Examination Scheduling

For the fastest and most convenient examination scheduling process, PSI recommends applicants register for examinations online. Applicants register online by accessing PSI’s registration website at Online registration is available 24 hours a day. 

Step 1: Log onto PSI’s website and select Sign-in/Create Account.

Step 2: Select Create Account. You are now ready to pay and schedule for the examination.

Step 3: Enter your zip code and a list of the testing sites closest to you will appear. Once you select the desired test site, available dates will appear.

If you have problems, contact PSI at (855) 340-3713 for help.

Telephone Examination Scheduling

Call PSI at (855) 340-3713 to schedule an appointment for the test. The times of operation for live operators are as follows:


Monday – Friday

Saturday – Sunday

Eastern Time

7:30am – 10:00pm

9:00am – 5:30pm

Central Time

6:30am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 4:30pm

Mountain Time

5:30am – 8:00pm

7:00am – 3:30pm

Pacific Time

4:30am – 7:00pm

6:00am – 2:30pm

Contractor & Limited Licensing Examination Procedures

The following examinations are not administered through PSI. Applicants for the following licenses must first apply to DOPL to receive approval to schedule an examination at one of our three offices:

  • Electrical Contractor
  • Electrical Limited Contractor
  • Electrical Limited Installer

All licenses can be renewed online by going to our Trades Renewal page.

If you have questions, please contact or 208-334-3233.

For your license to remain valid, it must be renewed before the expiration date each year. You cannot practice on an expired license.

Active members of the military may be eligible for a waiver of renewal fees and other renewal requirements; see Idaho Code 67-2602A.  

Please note: If you fail to renew your license before its expiration date a reinstatement fee will be required by Idaho Code 67-2614 and cannot be waived. In addition, you may be required to submit continuing education or other required documentation prior to the reinstatement of your license. Licenses that have not been renewed after 5 years will be terminated and a new application and fees will need to be submitted for Board review.

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