Be aware that fees and application requirements may have changed for your profession. Please use the most current version of the application, from this website, to ensure you are submitting the correct information and fees needed to process your licensure request.
Visit our Construction Trades CE page to find out what CEs are accepted by DOPL and the total CE courses recorded on your license.
Frequently Asked Questions
ATTENTION: Most testing centers have shut down to help slow the spread of COVID-19. On April 2nd, we will resume testing, for State exams, utilizing an "At-Home" platform known as Examroom. To see if this option is available to you, please register at: https://provexam.com. For more information about adjustments during the pandemic, visit COVID-19 Agency Notices.
Preapproval for testing is not required. Please do not submit an application for licensure until you have successfully passed all required exams and meet all other licensing requirements
There are four classifications requiring exams for electrician licensing in Utah: Journeyman, Master, Residential Journeyman and Residential Master. The examinations required for each of the four licensing classifications are as follows:
Journeyman Electrician (JE)
- Utah JE Code Exam
- Utah JE Theory Exam
- Utah Electrician Practical Exam
Master Electrician (ME)
- Utah ME Code Exam
- Utah ME Theory Exam
- Utah Electrician Practical Exam (NOTE: Not required if it was previously passed to receive the JP classification)
Residential Journeyman Electrician (RJE)
- Utah RJE Code Exam
- Utah RJE Theory Exam
- Utah RE Practical Exam
Residential Master Electrician (RME)
- Utah RME Code Exam
- Utah RME Theory Exam
- Utah RE Practical Exam NOTE: Applicants for the RME License are not required to take the RE Practical Exam if they have previously passed any other previous practical exam.
For information about these exams, please visit the following link: Examination Information Bulletin
To Schedule an Exam:
- Create an account at https://provexam.com. You have the option to take this exam at most college and university testing centers in Utah and throughout the US.
- Out-of-State Testing: Contact Prov directly to make testing arrangements. The phone number is 877-228-3926.
- At-Home Testing: You also have the option of using an "at-home" testing platform known as Examroom. This option will be available as you are scheduling your exam.
Note: Prov will electronically send the results of your exam directly to DOPL.
If you have any additional QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, or COMPLAINTS that you are not able to address with the Exam Administrator mentioned above, you may contact email@example.com.
Apply for a License
STEP 1: Please select the license type you are applying for:
Renew a License
- Licenses expire on November 30 of even years.
- At least 60 days prior to the expiration date of a license, DOPL will mail a renewal notice to the licensee's address of record as provided to DOPL by the individual licensee. (Failure to notify DOPL of an address change could prevent a licensee from timely receiving renewal notification and other important correspondence from DOPL.)
- Renewal Fees — $69
REQUIREMENTS – Before proceeding with renewal, the following requirement must be met:
- In accordance with Utah Administrative Code R156-55b-304, during each two year license term, you must have completed 16 hours of continuing education course work, of which a minimum of 12 hours must be on the National Electrical Code. Once recorded by the CE provider, you may verify your hours have been posted by visiting https://secure.utah.gov/ce-public/
NOTE: If you are applying for reinstatement or re-applying for a license you once had, you must use the manual application below.
An Electrician Licensee is obligated to complete sixteen hours of continuing education each licensing period. Twelve hours must be "core" education and the remaining four can be "core" or "professional" related. See Rule R156-55b-304 for details.
Beginning December 01, 2010, all courses must be approved by DOPL to be acceptable.
Electricians may view a list of courses that have been approved by DOPL at https://secure.utah.gov/ce-public
Continuing Education Providers MUST submit all courses to DOPL for approval. This can be done online at https://secure.utah.gov/ce-provider
Update Your License Record
Legal Name Change
If your legal name has changed, you must verify the change by submitting a copy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, driver's license, or social security card to the Division. If you desire a reprint of your license reflecting the name change, you must also submit a $10 reprint fee with the request.
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAX: 801-530-6511
- MAIL: PO Box 146741, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
Change of Address
You may update your address online in the eGov system.
Laws and Rules
- DOPL Licensing Act, 58-1 (05/08/2018)
- General Rule of the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, R156-1. (01/09/2020)
- Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act, 58-55
- Electricians Licensing Act Rule, R156-55b (03/27/2017)
- Building Inspector and Factory Built Housing Licensing Act , 58-56 (05/14/2013)
- Building Inspector and Factory Built Housing Licensing Act Rule, R156-56 (08/22/2013)
Board Members event_seat=Chairperson
|VACANT/new position (Master or Journeyman Electrician — Union or Non-Union)|
|VACANT/new position (Licensed Electrical Contractor — Union or Non-Union)|
|John Patrick Simonsen event_seat (Non-Union Employer)||07/01/2016||06/30/2020|
|Sean Conlon (Public Member)||10/23/2018||06/30/2020|
|Michael Shawn Hartwell (Non-Union Employee)||09/07/2017||06/30/2021|
|VACANT/resignation (Union Employee)||06/30/2022|
|Justin G. May (Union Employer)||07/01/2019||06/30/2023|
Upcoming Public Meetings
Past Public Meetings
- For general licensing questions call:
- (801) 530-6628
(866) 275-3675 Toll-Free in Utah
- Bureau Manager
- Stephen Duncombe — email@example.com
- Board Secretary
- Tracy Taylor — firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Contact the Veteran Crisis Line
Members of the armed forces and their families are often more affected than other groups by licensing restrictions because of frequent relocations to fulfill orders. To ease this burden, the Utah Legislature has authorized certain fee waivers and license exemptions for qualifying military personnel and military spouses.
License Fee Waivers
DOPL requires a processing fee for initial license applications and license renewal. This fee varies by profession. The Utah Legislature has authorized initial license and license renewal fee waivers for qualifying military service members. Full-time active duty service members should submit the fee waiver request form with their initial and renewal license application. Download the fee waiver request form here.
Qualifying licensees, who wish to maintain their license but who are not currently practicing in the profession, can apply for inactive status. In some cases, changing a license to inactive status will remove certain CE requirements. The Utah Legislature has authorized fee waivers for qualifying military service members who change their license to inactive status or who renew an inactive license. Please note that not all professions have inactive status as an option. To check if your profession has inactive license status, refer to Utah Administrative Rule R156-1-305. Full-time active duty service members can download the fee waiver request form for inactive status here.
Licensing for Military Spouses
Spouses of military service members stationed in Utah are permitted to work in licensed professions without obtaining a Utah license as long as they possess an active license from another state or territory of the United States. Since this benefit for military spouses is relatively new, you may need to explain to employers or the public who ask that your out-of-state license is valid because you are a spouse of an active duty service member. To help you, the Division has created a verification letter which you can show your employer or the public that explains this exemption. Download the verification letter here.
Are you struggling with PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction?
The College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah provides free treatment for veterans, including: therapy sessions, workshops, and a two-week residential treatment program for veterans with PTSD in Park City. Learn more here.
The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs (UDVMA) provides resources for veterans including education, employment, healthcare, and more. Learn more here.