Welcome to Idaho’s Professional Building Contractor Licensing Review Board.

Idaho’s PBCLRB offers voluntary contractor licensing to the state’s building industry professionals. By becoming voluntarily licensed, Idaho’s building contractors set themselves apart by demonstrating their experience, training and commitment to high ethical standards and professionalism.

Licensed contractors are easily recognized by the Professional Building Contractor (PBC) designation. Ask your contractors if they are licensed and feel confident that your builder has the proper credentials to do the job!

This website offers both consumers and contractors a wealth of information about hiring a contractor in Idaho, the construction process, classes of contractors, how to become licensed or check licensure, and other important links, including how to file a complaint against a licensed or registered contractor.

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For Consumers

Find out if your contractor is licensed

Get tips on hiring a building contractor

For Contractors

Why become licensed?

Find out how to become licensed

How to become ICC Certified




Clean And Quick Cement-Board Shears

Precise Plastic Shims

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Building Energy 2011

International Builders' Show "Pre-Show" Courses

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Upcoming Training...

Online Training Enrollment Form


2015 IRC Significant Changes – 8 hours code – 9 am to 4 pm at the Idaho Falls City Annex Council Chambers, 680 Park Avenue, Idaho
December 12, 2017

Commercial and Residential Roofing Applications – 9 am to 4 pm – R&S Supply, 4610 Haroldsen Drive, Idaho Falls
December 14, 2017

2015 International Energy Conservation Code Update 9 am to Noon – 4 hours code – City of Idaho Falls Council Chambers, 680 Park Avenue, Idaho Falls
December 19, 2017

Contractor Lien Laws – 1 pm to 4 pm – 4 hours business - City of Idaho Falls Council Chambers, 680 Park Avenue, Idaho Falls
December 19, 2017

IECC/Lien Laws
December 19, 2017

January 4, 2018

IDABO Education Institute (Codes IBC, IRC)
January 23-26, 2018

Roof Assembly
February, 2018

Trusses-Engineered Wood/Special Inspections IECC
March, 2018

Smart Home Technology/Concrete
April, 2018

Project Management/Risk Management
May, 2018


HERS Rater/RESNET Training


What's New...

Building industry groups have been meeting for several months in Boise to work out code adoption issues for 2013. On the table under discussion are the 2012 IBC, IRC, IECC and existing Building codes. To date, it appears that their recommendation is to adopt the 2012 IBC and Existing Building Code, and to look at possible amendments to the IRC and IECC to make them less onerous. Please see the attachments for a progress report and analysis.
2012 IECC Code Amendments
Code Collaborative Mtg Notes

Per-hour formula proposed for building-permit charges

The 2009 building code changes will become effective January 1, 2011 in Idaho

Idaho’s PBCLRB announces the launch of the new Professional Building Contractor license program.

Where to get code books - www.iccsafe.org

New Energy Savings and Discounts...

New Home Incentives

New Homes Heat Pump Water Heater Incentives

New Homes Heat Pump Incentives

Energy Efficient Home Credit

New Homes Whole Home Performance Path Incentives

Tax Credit for Home Builders


CLRB is looking for contractor board members