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Electrical / Plumbing Certificates

  

Various Electrical and Plumbing certificates are required by the City of Reno.  Since the certification process includes third parties, any and/or all of this information is subject to change without notice.  For questions, please contact the City of Reno Community Development Department at (775) 334-2063.  Currently, the 2011 National Electric Code (NEC) is used on the exam.

Required Documentation for All Certificates: 

All applicants are required to provide an acceptable form of identification and the necessary documentation for the applied certificate as listed below. 

ELECTRICAL:

Apprentice Electrical Certificate:  Provide proof of participation in a state approved electrical apprentice program and be an employee of a certified electrical contractor under direct supervision of such employer or a certified journeyman electrician under like employment.  Certificates are issued at the Community Development Department at One East First Street on the 2nd floor.

Journeyman Electrical Certificate:  Proof of experience and successful test passing are required.  Application fees and proof of experience must be attached to the application.  Acceptable experience shall be one of the following:

Commercial:  Provide proof of 8,000 hours or (4) years of electrical trade experience in the employ of a licensed electrical contractor.

Residential:  Provide proof of 6,000 hours or (3) years residential electrical trade experience in the employ of a licensed electrical contractor.

A contractor license or journeyman card from another state.

A graduation certificate from a state approved apprenticeship program.

A union journeyman card.

Letters verifying employment including dates of employment must be written on company letterhead. Please summarize on the application rev 04-23-2013 (PDF) and submit with registration fee.

Test Information:

Journeyman Electrical - Residential and Commercial

  1. PLEASE OBTAIN OUR APPLICATION AND READ THE ICC Bulletins for FULL information.
  2. The Electrical Exam is based on the National Electric Code, 2011 Edition.
  3. The test is open book and applicants must provide their own code books.

To renew a Journeyman Electrical certificate, Continuing Education Units are required prior to renewal.  Please see the Identification Cards section which has the renewal information and use the renewal application rev 07-22-2011 (PDF).

Fees:

Apprentice Electrical Certificate                 $  5.00
Commercial/Residential Journeyman Electrical Application Fee             $10.00

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PLUMBING:

Apprentice Plumber Certificate:

Provide proof of participation in a State of Nevada or Federally approved apprenticeship program.  Certificates are issued here at Community Development Department at One East First Street on the 2nd floor.

Fee:

Apprentice Plumber's Certificate                      $  5.00

Journeyman Plumber and Master Plumber:

Please see the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners (NBOPE) site for complete information and application.  You may also visit the National Inspection, Testing, Certification (NITC) site for information.   

  1. The Plumbing Exams are based on the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code.
  2. The test is open book and applicants must provide their own code books. 

    for a Journeyman Plumber Certificate:

  1. Provide proof of 8,000 hours or (4) four years plumbing industry experience. 

    for a Master Plumber Contractor Certificate:

  1. Provide proof of holding a certification for NBOPE or City of Reno Journeyman Plumber for a period of 2000 hours.

To renew a NBOPE Master Plumber or Journeyman Plumber card, Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are required prior to renewal.  Please use the National ITC application and follow the instructions.

Renewals:

All apprentice and maintenance certificates shall remain in effect until December 31st of the current year, unless canceled or revoked.  Renewals shall be applied within ninety (90) days from the expiration date, and payment of all fees will be necessary.

For all Journeyman and Master renewals, please see the above section. 

For questions, please call the Community Development Department at (775) 334-2063.

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