Who needs to be licensed for plumbing in Idaho?

License Required. A license is required for any person, corporation, partnership or other entity who is engaged in plumbing or performing plumbing installations.

What are the types of plumbing licenses available in Idaho?

Plumbing Apprentice
Plumbing Journeyman
Plumbing Contractor
Specialty Plumbing License Types:
- Appliance Specialty
- Water Pump Specialty
- Mobile Home Specialty

How do I get my Plumbing license in Idaho?

Prior to scheduling a test, you must first contact the Division of Building Safety and complete an application to test and pay fees. You can access an application online at http://dbs.idaho.gov  All applications must be submitted to the: Division of Building Safety 1090 E Watertower Street, Ste 150 Meridian, ID 83642
Application & Scheduling Process: Once you have been approved to take an exam you will need to Schedule and Pay for the exam. An applicant has one year from acceptance to schedule and take the appropriate exam.
To schedule call (800) 955-3044 at least two (2) business days prior to the date you would like to test.

What code is the Idaho plumbing test based on?

2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code
Current Idaho Plumbing Statutes and Rules (available online at http://dbs.idaho.gov/ or at a DBS office.
Division of Building Safety Contractor’s Business and Law Reference Manual (available online at http://dbs.idaho.gov/ or at a DBS office) – Contractor Exam Only.

What are the examination fees for a plumbing license in Idaho?

Exam fee $75
Application fees vary from $22.50 to $50.00 depending on the license. See the application for exact fee.

What does your Idaho plumber exam prep cover?

This exam prep will cover all the standard plumbing information from the latest edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code

What can I expect from the Idaho plumbing exam?

Plumbing Journeyman Exam (4 hours)
Plumbing Appliance Specialty Contractor (4 hours)
Plumbing Appliance Specialty Journeyman (2-1/2 hours)
Plumbing M/H Specialty Contractor Plumbing (2-1/2 hours)

Is the Idaho plumber exam open book?

Yes

What should I bring to the Idaho plumber exams?

Identification
2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code
Current Idaho Plumbing Statutes and Rules (available online at http://dbs.idaho.gov/ or at a DBS office.
Division of Building Safety Contractor’s Business and Law Reference Manual (available online at http://dbs.idaho.gov/ or at a DBS office) – Contractor Exam Only.

Where can I take the Idaho plumber exam?

Meridian
Coeur d’ Alene
Pocatello

How do I know if I passed the Idaho plumber exam?

You will receive your exam results upon test completion.

Are there accommodations for individuals with special needs during the plumbing licensing exam?

The Division of Building Safety complies with the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require special accommodations, please see the instructions and application form located under the trade license you are approved to take. The application for special accommodations can be submitted during the exam application process or prior to the scheduling of your exam.

Does Idaho offer reciprocity for plumbing licenses?

MUST HAVE TESTED FOR THE CURRENT LICENSE & SHOW PROOF OF 4 YRS SCHOOLING & OJT
Montana- Must have held license for 1 year
Washington- Must be a current Washington resident
Oregon- Must have held license for 6 months

Is there any way to be waved from the Idaho plumbing exam?

Who issues Idaho plumbing licenses?
Idaho Division of Building Safety
1090 East Watertower Street, Suite 150
Meridian, ID  83642
(800) 955‐3044
https://dbs.idaho.gov/programs/plumbing/

Exam bulletin: https://dbs.idaho.gov/exams/bulletins/Plumbing_Exam_Information_Bulletin.pdf

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

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