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Utah Contractor Licenses

State Licenses

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

Burglar Alarm

All types of alarm systems other than fire, for all purposes.

Elevator Mechanic

Erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing, repairing or maintaining an elevator.

General

Building structure of any kind (remodeling, repairing, building, etc)

General Engineering

Water supply, drainage, inland waterway, irrigation, hydro power, sewer, flood control, etc

Journeyman Electrician

Construct any electrical systems, fire or burglar alarm systems, and all appurtenances, apparatus, and equipment used in connection therewith

Journeyman Plumber

Qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade.

Master Electrician

Conducts business in the electrical trade field and who has the experience and knowledge install, repair, alter, add to, or design electrical wiring

Master Plumber

Services are unlimited in the plumbing trade and includes contracting business consisting of the execution of contracts

Residential Journeyman

Possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes

Residential Journeyman Plumber

Possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus

Residential Master Electrical

Experience, and knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power

Residential/Small Commercial

Residential properties (single or multi-family home that has 4 units or less)

Residential Master Plumber

Water supply, drainage, septic tanks, medical gas


Contact Information

State of Utah

  • UT DOPL
    • 160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    • Ph: (801) 530-6628
    • (866) 275-3675 toll-free in UT
    • https://dopl.utah.gov/contractor/

Applying for your License

  1. This application must be submitted to the State of Utah Department of Commerce

To Apply for a License you must meet the following:

  1. 30 Hour Pre-License Course
    • 5 Hour Pre-License Course for General Contractors AND 25 Hour Pre-License Course for All Contractors. Passing the Utah Business & Law Exam before attending the 5 hour course satisfies the 5 hour course requirement. (unless you took the pre-licensure course BEFORE October 1, 2019 in which case you do not need the extra 5 hours)
    • Approved Pre-Licensure Course Providers for Contractors
  2. Exam (One of the Following)
    • Utah Business & Law Exam
    • One (1) year of licensed experience working in another State, District or Territory of the U.S. in the similar scope of practice sought in Utah.
    • Qualifier on Utah Contractor License prior to May 9, 2017
  3. Experience Requirements: (One of the Following)
    • 2 years of experience in the construction industry
    • Construction Management Degree (2 or 4 year Degree)- must provide transcripts
    • NASCLA EXAM
  4. General Liability Insurance
    • The minimum required coverage is $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 in total
    • Must cover the scope of work for the licensee for the entire duration of active licensure
    • DOPL’s name and address must be listed as the certificate holder: DOPL, 160 E 300 S, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.
    • The insurance certificate must be included with the application. It may NOT be email or faxed to the Division as it will delay your application.

DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DENIED IF INCOMPLETE OR MISSING DOCUMENTS AND WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION

Endorsment Requirements

Utah offers a licensure pathway known as licensure by endorsement. This is often confused with reciprocity. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the Utah requirements have been satisfied. The requirements for licensure by endorsement are established by Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302.

  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
    ALL APPLICANTS FOR ENDORSEMENT MUST be a resident of the State of Utah in order to apply for licensure by endorsement
  • PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT:
    A license may be issued to a resident who has been licensed in another state or foreign country where EITHER:
    • The education, experience, and examination requirements of the state, district, or territory of the United States or the foreign country, at the time the license was issued, were substantially equal to the current requirements of Utah. If the applicant demonstrates that their prior licensure is substantially equal to the current Utah requirements, certain contractor classification tests may be waived for the qualifier and experience from that state may satisfy Utah’s experience requirements. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a).
    • After being licensed outside of this state, you have at least one year of experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the resident demonstrates that they have the education, experience, and skills necessary to demonstrate competency in the occupation or profession for which licensure is sought. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(b).
  • If you are seeking licensure by endorsement under Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a), exams will be required. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) may accept certain examinations as an equivalent substitute for the Utah contractor classification examinations required if the exam in the other state is substantially equivalent to the Utah contractor classification exam

For more Information please refer to the License by Endorsement for Contractors Application.

Scheduling your Exam

  • To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register.
  • You may also call us toll-free at 877-228-3926
  • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers. For a current list of Utah Testing Centers, please Contact Prov.
  • Each examination costs $68 each. This fee is the same whether you are testing for the first time or are retaking an exam.
  • The results from your examination will be provided to you at the exam site.

Reciprocity

  • No. Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement.

Prov Testing

  • Prov
    • 9980 South 300 West,
    • Suite 200
    • Sandy, Utah 84070
    • Phone: (877) 228-3926
    • www.provexam.com
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

State of Utah

  • UT DOPL
    • 160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    • Ph: (801) 530-6628
    • (866) 275-3675 toll-free in UT
    • https://dopl.utah.gov/contractor/

Applying for your License (E-200 General Electrical Contractor, E-201 Residential Electrical Contractor)

  1. This application must be submitted to the State of Utah Department of Commerce

To Apply for a License you must meet the following:

  1. Master Electrician License No:
  2. Evidence of Meeting Exam Requirement
  3. 30 Hour Pre-License Course Required (see Prelicensure Course Requirement on pg. 4)
  4. General Liability Insurance
    • The minimum required coverage is $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 in total
    • Must cover the scope of work for the licensee for the entire duration of active licensure
    • DOPL’s name and address must be listed as the certificate holder: DOPL, 160 E 300 S, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.
    • The insurance certificate must be included with the application. It may NOT be email or faxed to the Division as it will delay your application.

DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DENIED IF INCOMPLETE OR MISSING DOCUMENTS AND WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION

Endorsment Requirements

Utah offers a licensure pathway known as licensure by endorsement. This is often confused with reciprocity. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the Utah requirements have been satisfied. The requirements for licensure by endorsement are established by Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302.

  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
    ALL APPLICANTS FOR ENDORSEMENT MUST be a resident of the State of Utah in order to apply for licensure by endorsement
  • PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT:
    A license may be issued to a resident who has been licensed in another state or foreign country where EITHER:
    • The education, experience, and examination requirements of the state, district, or territory of the United States or the foreign country, at the time the license was issued, were substantially equal to the current requirements of Utah. If the applicant demonstrates that their prior licensure is substantially equal to the current Utah requirements, certain contractor classification tests may be waived for the qualifier and experience from that state may satisfy Utah’s experience requirements. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a).
    • After being licensed outside of this state, you have at least one year of experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the resident demonstrates that they have the education, experience, and skills necessary to demonstrate competency in the occupation or profession for which licensure is sought. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(b).
  • If you are seeking licensure by endorsement under Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a), exams will be required. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) may accept certain examinations as an equivalent substitute for the Utah contractor classification examinations required if the exam in the other state is substantially equivalent to the Utah contractor classification exam

For more Information please refer to the License by Endorsement for Contractors Application.

Scheduling your Exam

Most candidates seeking licensure in the State of Utah must successfully pass three (3) exams. The code and theory exams cover minimum competency in general electrical knowledge. This includes: The National Electrical Code (NEC), the application of electrical theory, and calculations. The practical exam is handson to test the candidate’s technical knowledge and abilities. Detailed information about exam content, duration and reference materials can be found in the Exam Descriptions section of this document

  • To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register.
  • You may also call us toll-free at 877-228-3926
  • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers. For a current list of Utah Testing Centers, please Contact Prov.
  • The code, theory, and practical exams each have a fee of $68. The fee is the same whether you are testing for the first time or for a retake.
  • The results from your examination will be provided to you at the exam site.

Reciprocity

  • No. Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement.

Prov Testing

  • Prov
    • 9980 South 300 West,
    • Suite 200
    • Sandy, Utah 84070
    • Phone: (877) 228-3926
    • www.provexam.com
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

State of Utah

  • UT DOPL
    • 160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    • Ph: (801) 530-6628
    • (866) 275-3675 toll-free in UT
    • https://dopl.utah.gov/contractor/

Applying for your License (P-200 General Plumbing Contractor, P-201 Residential Plumbing Contractor)

  1. This application must be submitted to the State of Utah Department of Commerce

To Apply for a License you must meet the following:

  1. Master Plumber License No:
  2. Evidence of Meeting Exam Requirement
  3. 30 Hour Pre-License Course Required (see Prelicensure Course Requirement on pg. 4)
  4. General Liability Insurance
    • The minimum required coverage is $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 in total
    • Must cover the scope of work for the licensee for the entire duration of active licensure
    • DOPL’s name and address must be listed as the certificate holder: DOPL, 160 E 300 S, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.
    • The insurance certificate must be included with the application. It may NOT be email or faxed to the Division as it will delay your application.

DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DENIED IF INCOMPLETE OR MISSING DOCUMENTS AND WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION

Endorsment Requirements

Utah offers a licensure pathway known as licensure by endorsement. This is often confused with reciprocity. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the Utah requirements have been satisfied. The requirements for licensure by endorsement are established by Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302.

  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
    ALL APPLICANTS FOR ENDORSEMENT MUST be a resident of the State of Utah in order to apply for licensure by endorsement
  • PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT:
    A license may be issued to a resident who has been licensed in another state or foreign country where EITHER:
    • The education, experience, and examination requirements of the state, district, or territory of the United States or the foreign country, at the time the license was issued, were substantially equal to the current requirements of Utah. If the applicant demonstrates that their prior licensure is substantially equal to the current Utah requirements, certain contractor classification tests may be waived for the qualifier and experience from that state may satisfy Utah’s experience requirements. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a).
    • After being licensed outside of this state, you have at least one year of experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the resident demonstrates that they have the education, experience, and skills necessary to demonstrate competency in the occupation or profession for which licensure is sought. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(b).
  • If you are seeking licensure by endorsement under Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a), exams will be required. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) may accept certain examinations as an equivalent substitute for the Utah contractor classification examinations required if the exam in the other state is substantially equivalent to the Utah contractor classification exam

For more Information please refer to the License by Endorsement for Contractors Application.

Scheduling your Exam

Most candidates seeking licensure in the State of Utah must successfully pass two (2) exams. The written exam covers minimum competency in general plumbing knowledge. This includes: The International Plumbing Code (IPC), the general principles of plumbing, and calculations. The practical exam is hands-on to test the candidate's technical knowledge and abilities. Detailed information about exam content, duration and reference materials can be found in the Exam Descriptions section of this document.

  • To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register.
  • You may also call us toll-free at 877-228-3926
  • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers. For a current list of Utah Testing Centers, please Contact Prov.
  • The written exam has a fee of $68. The practical exam has a fee of $100.
  • The results from your examination will be provided to you at the exam site.

Reciprocity

  • No. Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement.

Prov Testing

  • Prov
    • 9980 South 300 West,
    • Suite 200
    • Sandy, Utah 84070
    • Phone: (877) 228-3926
    • www.provexam.com
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

State of Utah

  • UT DOPL
    • 160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    • Ph: (801) 530-6628
    • (866) 275-3675 toll-free in UT
    • https://dopl.utah.gov/contractor/

Applying for your License

  1. This application must be submitted to the State of Utah Department of Commerce

To Apply for a License you must meet the following:

  1. Evidence of Meeting Exam Requirement
  2. Request the License Form from the DOPL Utah
  • General Liability Insurance
    • The minimum required coverage is $100,000 for each incident and $300,000 in total
    • Must cover the scope of work for the licensee for the entire duration of active licensure
    • DOPL’s name and address must be listed as the certificate holder: DOPL, 160 E 300 S, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.
    • The insurance certificate must be included with the application. It may NOT be email or faxed to the Division as it will delay your application.

DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOUR ENTIRE APPLICATION IS COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DENIED IF INCOMPLETE OR MISSING DOCUMENTS AND WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION

Endorsment Requirements

Utah offers a licensure pathway known as licensure by endorsement. This is often confused with reciprocity. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the Utah requirements have been satisfied. The requirements for licensure by endorsement are established by Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302.

  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:
    ALL APPLICANTS FOR ENDORSEMENT MUST be a resident of the State of Utah in order to apply for licensure by endorsement
  • PATHWAYS TO LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT:
    A license may be issued to a resident who has been licensed in another state or foreign country where EITHER:
    • The education, experience, and examination requirements of the state, district, or territory of the United States or the foreign country, at the time the license was issued, were substantially equal to the current requirements of Utah. If the applicant demonstrates that their prior licensure is substantially equal to the current Utah requirements, certain contractor classification tests may be waived for the qualifier and experience from that state may satisfy Utah’s experience requirements. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a).
    • After being licensed outside of this state, you have at least one year of experience in the state, district, or territory of the United States where the license was issued, and the resident demonstrates that they have the education, experience, and skills necessary to demonstrate competency in the occupation or profession for which licensure is sought. See Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(b).
  • If you are seeking licensure by endorsement under Utah Code Ann § 58-1-302(2)(a), exams will be required. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) may accept certain examinations as an equivalent substitute for the Utah contractor classification examinations required if the exam in the other state is substantially equivalent to the Utah contractor classification exam

For more Information please refer to the License by Endorsement for Contractors Application.

Scheduling your Exam

  • To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register.
  • You may also call us toll-free at 877-228-3926
  • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers. For a current list of Utah Testing Centers, please Contact Prov.
  • The examinations cost $68 for each exam. (first time or retake)
  • The results from your examination will be provided to you at the exam site.

Reciprocity

  • No. Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement.

Prov Testing

  • Prov
    • 9980 South 300 West,
    • Suite 200
    • Sandy, Utah 84070
    • Phone: (877) 228-3926
    • www.provexam.com
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information

State of Utah

  • UT DOPL
    • 160 E 300 S, 4th Floor
    • Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    • Ph: (801) 530-6628
    • (866) 275-3675 toll-free in UT
    • https://dopl.utah.gov/contractor/

Applying for your License

  1. This application must be submitted to the State of Utah Department of Commerce

To Apply for a License you must meet the following:

  1. Provide a copy of your certificate of completion from one of the following:
    • The Canadian Elevator Industry Education Program
    • The National Association of Elevator Contractors Certified Elevator Technician Education Program
    • The National Elevator Industry Education Program
    • Any other program that meets the requirements of subsection 58-55-302(3)(m)(i)(C) as determined by the Commission. (Additional documentation may be required.)

To apply for the Elevator License you must use https://dopl-egov.commerce.utah.gov/

Endorsment Requirements

Endorsments are not accepted for the Elevator Mechanic License.

Scheduling your Exam

Applicants for the Utah Elevator Mechanic License, who hold a current certification from a registered apprenticeship program for elevator mechanics (NAEC, CET, NEIEP, or CEEP), are not required to take an exam before applying. Applicants without a certificate from a registered apprenticeship program may apply by experience.

  • To register and schedule for testing, go to: https://www.provexam.com/register.
  • You may also call us toll-free at 877-228-3926
  • You may test at any one of Prov’s testing centers. For a current list of Utah Testing Centers, please Contact Prov.
  • The examinations cost $68 for each exam. (first time or retake)
  • The results from your examination will be provided to you at the exam site.

Reciprocity

  • No. Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement.

Prov Testing

  • Prov
    • 9980 South 300 West,
    • Suite 200
    • Sandy, Utah 84070
    • Phone: (877) 228-3926
    • www.provexam.com
    • Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions