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Journeyman Electrician & Journeyman Plumber Requirement

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No person, company, or corporation shall perform or allow any installations, alterations, or additions of electrical wiring or equipment or of a plumbing system within the City of Reno unless done by a person in possession of a valid journeyman certificate. 

Those performing apprentice electrician work or plumbing work in the City of Reno must have a card from an approved apprenticeship program. 

Here are three exceptions to the journeyman and apprentice requirement:

  1. Homeowners;

  2. Builders/Contractors with a signed residential journeyman compliance agreement, which must be available on-site for City inspectors;

  3. Contractors with reciprocal licenses from another city/county/state/country. After working 12 months within the City limits, they must obtain the appropriate certification below (plumbing or electrician).

Please refer to Title 14 of the Reno Municipal Code for additional details on these requirements.

Journeyman Plumber – Exam and renewals
Journeyman Electrician – Exam and renewals