Journeyman Electrician & Journeyman Plumber Requirement

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Reno Journeyman Electrician and Plumber Cards 

Required to work or supervise on-site work within the City of Reno per Ordinance No. 6400, Effective December 1, 2016.

Apprenticeships and Apprentice Cards Required

Apprentice Electrical and Plumbing Certificates/Cards are also required. Certificates are issued by a State of Nevada or Federally approved apprenticeship program. Any apprentice shall be an employee of a State of Nevada licensed electrician/Plumber, and shall be under his/her direct supervision, or that of a certified journeyman under like employment. Journeyman should be on-site supervising the work, immediately available for inspectors.


  1. Homeowners
  2. Contractors working Type V construction only and on their Superintendent/Builders' completed Residential Journeyman Compliance Agreement (Superintendent sends agreement, Journeyman cards, and job locations worked to, (1 journeyman to 6 apprentices), and ensure 16 hrs/year of Continuing Education is required for all apprentices working under the exception.
  3. Out-of-State Journeyman for 1-year reciprocal grace period by emailing a copy of a valid out-of-state Journeyman cards along with all local job locations worked.

Upcoming Electrical Training -  IAEI Training in Sparks, NV August 2018


Journeyman Renewals and Applicants for Exams

ELECTRICIANS - If your card expired in 2013 or earlier, the grace period ended May 2017 and a new application and exam is required by ICC. Process questions can be answered on the Certificate Overview webpage from ICC.

The Electrical Exam is based on the 2011 National Electric Code.  The test is open book and applicants must provide their own code books.

  1. Complete this (fillable) Application for Journeyman Electrician Exam, attach documentation, payment for $10 required fee and submit package to Building & Safety on 2nd floor for approval.  
  2. Once staff approves proof of experience to take the test, you will receive the Letter of verification and a number to schedule the test through ICC.  
  3. Schedule the test at date time through ICC/Pearson Vue and make sure to include "IC" and your Eligibility number such as IC1234567.  All testing, issuance of certificates, and renewals shall be processed to a mailing address Issued by the International Code Council

State of Nevada ELECTRICAL Apprenticeship Programs:


PLUMBERS - The renewal grace period expired December 2016. The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) processes all applications, renewals, and a third party (the National Inspection Testing Certification or NITC) approves applications and testing.  Passing applicants will receive their cards from the NBOPE.   Process Questions can be answered on the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) Journeyman & Master Plumber testing webpage by NITC.  

The Plumbing Journeyman Exam is based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code and is open bookJourneyman Plumbing Code Bulletin (NITC).  

Other Journeyman Plumber Questions not answered by the bulletin or NITC website?  Feel free to contact:  NBOPE Secretary Derick Stowell, 760 N. Lamb Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89110, email:, phone 702-224-3021

Upcoming Plumbing Training:

State of Nevada PLUMBING Apprenticeship Programs:


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