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Colorado Contractor Licenses

State Licenses

Select a license to view its requirements, definition, exams, books, and classes.

Residential Wireman

A residential wireman install, electrical apparatus and equipment for wiring one-, two-, three-, and four-family dwellings.

Journeyman Wireman

A Journeyman Wireman may install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, and power, and for other purposes, in accordance with standard rules governing the work.

Master Electrician

Master Electrician work includes the installation and repair of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, and power, and for other purposes, in accordance with standard rules governing the work, such as the national electrical code.

Journeyman Plumber

A Journeyman Plumber engages in or works at the actual installation, alteration,repair, and renovation of plumbing in accordance with the standards and rules established by the board.

Residential Plumber

A Residential Plumber may install plumbing and equipment in one-, two-, three-, and four-family dwellings, which dwellings shall not extend more than two stories aboveground.

Master Plumber

A Master Plumber may install and repair plumbing apparatus and equipment including the supervision of such in accordance with the standards and rules established by the board.


Contact Information

Colorado Electrical Board

  • Division of Professions and Occupations
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
    Phone Number: 303-894-7800
    Fax Number: 303-894-7693
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply for your Exam

  • To obtain an Electrical license you must first submit an application online here
  • Once your application is approved by the Colorado State Board, you will receive a letter with information on where to obtain a testing handbook that provides testing locations, fees, and schedules. The test is administered by PSI.
  • You can find electrical applications and forms here
  • You can find an electrical application checklist here

Reciprocity

The Colorado State Electrical Board adheres to the bylaws of the National Electrical Reciprocal Alliance (NERA). As such, Colorado has journeyman electrician reciprocal licensing agreements with the following states and you would apply by reciprocity:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming

In accordance with NERA bylaws, applications for a Colorado journeyman reciprocal license are required to:

  • Hold a journeyman certificate or a master electrician certificate that is current, active, and in good standing and allows the individual to work as a journeyman electrician in the licensing state
  • Have gained that certificate through a state-administered examination with a passing score from the licensing state
  • The Colorado Electrical Board will issue a certificate without written examination when an applicant for reciprocity has met the above requirements and paid the appropriate fees. Applicants will not be granted a reciprocal certificate where the certificate in the licensing state was granted by grandfathering without having passed a state-administered examination as stated above.
  • Colorado electricians applying for a reciprocal license in a participating state must contact that state for specific requirements and fees.

 

PSI testing

  • PSI licensure:certification
    3210 E Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (800) 733-9267
    Fax (702) 932-2666

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

Colorado Plumbing Board

  • Division of Professions and Occupations
    1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202
    Phone Number: 303-894-7800
    Fax Number: 303-894-7693
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to Apply for your Exam

  • To obtain a Plumbing license you must first submit an application online here
  • Examinations are administered in English only through a private testing agency. Once your application has been approved by this office, a letter of acceptance and information on how to contact PSI to obtain a candidate handbook will be provided. The handbook will provide information on who to contact, how to schedule for the written examination, the testing locations, the required fee, and other important information.
  • You can find electrical applications and forms here
  • You can find a plumbing application checklist here

Reciprocity

Colorado Plumbing has no existing Reciprocation.

PSI testing

  • PSI licensure:certification
    3210 E Tropicana
    Las Vegas, NV 89121
    (800) 733-9267
    Fax (702) 932-2666

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions