Idaho

Licensing (PV)
In 2012, the legislature established a solar photovoltaic specialty license.

All such installation, maintenance, and repair not exempt under the provisions of Section 54-1016, Idaho Code, performed by individuals under this subsection shall be done in accordance with the applicable provisions of the National Electrical Code. The license holder shall be employed by a licensed electrical contractor whose license shall be covered by this category. The holder of such specialty license may not countersign a contractor’s application as a supervising specialty journeyman except for work in his specialty. Applicants for this license class shall provide proof of photovoltaic installer certification by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) or equivalent. Any person licensed in this category may perform the following types of installations:  1. Solar Photovoltaic DC Systems: Install, maintain, repair, and replace all electrical equipment, wires, and accessories up to and including the inverter. 2. Solar Photovoltaic micro-inverter/AC Systems: Install, maintain, repair, and replace all electrical equipment, wires, and accessories up to and including the AC combiner box.

Licensing (Solar thermal)
A solar thermal installation requires a plumbing state certificate of competency; A plumbing contractor must be certified as competent by the Idaho Plumbing Board and the administrator of the Division of Building and Safety.

Licensing body: Division of Building and Safety

Electric code: NEC 2008 edition

Reciprocity: Alaska, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Resources

  1. Division of Building Safety
  2. Idaho Office of Energy Resources
 

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