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. 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.  Certificates are issued by a State of Nevada or Federally approved apprenticeship program.


  1. Homeowners
  2. Contractors working under their Superintendent/Builders' completed Residential Journeyman Compliance Agreement (send agreement, Journeyman cards, and job locations worked)  and
  3.  Out-of-State Journeyman for 1-year reciprocal grace period 

Superintendent/Builder (Type V construction only) looking to enact the Residential Journeyman Exception for your contractors? - Complete the Compliance Agreement, attach all copies of Journeyman cards to 

Journeyman from OUT OF STATE? 

Are you from of State and currently working a certain construction job on-site in Reno?

If so, please email a copy of a valid out-of-state Journeyman cards along with all local job locations worked, and we will include you on the list of qualified journeyman within a 1-year grace period.  After that, to continue working on-site, you would need to take the Reno Journeyman Exam.

Journeyman Renewals

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN RENEWALS - To renew a Reno Journeyman Electrical certificate, see the ICC Bulletin renewal requirements and complete their ICC renewal applicationThe ICC Bulletin may also be obtained by visiting, or calling ICC directly 1-888-422-7233 ext. 5524.   If your card expired in 2013 or earlier, the grace period ended May 2017 and a new application and exam is required by ICC. 


PLUMBER JOURNEYMAN RENEWALS - The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) processes all applications, renewals, and then provides to a third party (the National Inspection Testing Certification or NITC) to perform application approval and testing.  First see the NITC's website for the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) Journeyman & Master Plumber testing.

Passing applicants will receive their cards from the NBOPE.   (Test is currently based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code and is open book). Almost all Plumbing test/questions answered here: Journeyman Plumbing Code Bulletin (NITC).


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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

Journeyman Electrical Applicants:

  1. Fill out the application for an Electrical Journeyman City of Reno application form, Attached documentation, and pay $10 required fees.
  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.  All testing, issuance of certificates, and renewals shall be processed to a mailing address Issued by the International Code Council

EXAMS Journeyman Electrical - Residential and Commercial

  1. Please obtain our APPLICATION and read the ICC Bulletins for FULL information.  The bulletins for Reno are listed under Nevada. 
  2. The Electrical Exam is based on the 2011 National Electric Code.
  3. The test is open book and applicants must provide their own code books.

State of Nevada ELECTRICAL Apprenticeship Programs:

State of Nevada PLUMBING Apprenticeship Programs:

Journeyman or Master Plumbers who held NBOPE cards that expired:  The Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners ruled that plumbers in this category renewal grace period expired December 2016.

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