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Utah State Contractor License Requirements

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Construction work in Utah requires a contractor license from the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Main Classifications

  • General engineering
  • Excavation, grading
  • General building
  • Steel erection
  • Residential, small commercial
  • Landscaping
  • Factory built house set-up
  • Sheet metal
  • General engineering trades instructor HVAC
  • General building trades instructor
  • Refrigeration
  • Electrical trades instructor
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Plumbing trades instructor
  • Swimming pool, spa
  • Mechanical trades instructor
  • Sewer and water pipeline
  • General electrical
  • Asphalt paving
  • General plumbing
  • Pipeline, conduit
  • Carpentry
  • General fencing, guardrail
  • Glass, glazing
  • General masonry
  • Metal, vinyl siding
  • Sign installation
  • General painting
  • Mechanical insulation
  • Insulation
  • Wrecking, demolition
  • General concrete
  • Petroleum systems
  • General drywall, stucco, plastering
  • Pier, foundations
  • General roofing
  • Wood flooring
  • Metal firebox, fuel burning stove installer
  • Recreational equipment and surfaces
To qualify for any license, you must provide:
  • Documented proof of at least $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 total liability insurance
  • Documented proof of workers' compensation insurance
  • Documented proof of registration with Utah State Tax Commission
  • Documented proof of registration with Utah Department of Employment Security
  • Documented proof of registration with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Documented proof of registration with Utah Division of Corporations
  • Documented proof of DBA registration with Utah Division of Corporations
  • CPA complied, reviewed, or audited financial statement
  • Three (3) credit reports for all key company personnel

Electrician Contractor License

Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing issues these licenses. Applicants must pass an exam to get a license.

  • Apprentice
  • Master
  • Master residential,
  • Journeyman
  • Journeyman Residential

Journeyman Residential License

  • Two (2) years of full-time apprentice training
  • Two (2) years of full-time Division-approved work experience or four (4) years of full-time Division-approved work experience.

Journeyman

  • Four (4) years of full-time apprentice training or six (6) years of full-time Division-approved work experience.

Master Residential

  • Two (2) years of full-time Division-approved work experience as a licensed residential journeyman electrician.

Master

  • Bachelor's degree from a Division-approved electrical engineering program and one (1) ear of full-time Division-approved work experience
  • An associate's degree from a Division-approved applied science program and two (2) years of full-time Division-approved work experience
  • Eight (8) years of full-time Division-approved work experience

Utah recognizes master and journeyman electrician classifications from these states:

  • Alaska
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Oklahoma
  • Wyoming
  • Nebraska

Plumber Trade License

The Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing

Journeyman Plumber

  • Pass an exam
  • Four (4) years of full-time apprentice training or eight years of full-time Division-approved work experience.

Residential Journeyman Plumber

  • Pass an exam
  • Three (3) years of full-time apprentice training or six (6) years of full-time Division-approved work experience

Consumers are advised to check for additional local municipal contractor license requirements as contractor laws can differ from county to county. It is also advised to double check with the state's requirements before hiring a contractor.

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