Contractor Resources

Idaho’s PBCLRB offers voluntary contractor licensing to the state’s building industry professionals. 


Are you one of the more than 22,000 registered contractors in the State of Idaho?

If so, give yourself the edge by becoming a Professional Building Contractor (PBC). As a PBC, you demonstrate your commitment to the industry by meeting minimum training and experience standards not required for state registration. With their knowledge, experience and integrity assured, Licensed Professional Building Contractors distinguish themselves as a cut above.

By becoming a PBC, contractors also provide assurance to consumers that they are qualified and reputable and stay up-to-date on the latest code updates and issues.

Consumers want contractors they can trust. Become a Licensed Professional Building Contractor today.

Why Become Licensed?

Licensure Builds Consumer Confidence

Disreputable contractors have stigmatized the building industry through highly publicized scams, fraudulent activities and shoddy workmanship that has cost consumers, contractors, vendors and suppliers millions of dollars. Be seen as a contractor people can trust.

Consumer Confidence Is Good Business

People want to work with professionals they can trust. Your PBC license shows you have the experience and training necessary to do the job.

Licensed Professional Building Contractors Receive 8 Hours of FREE Training

Your license fees include 8 hours of continuing education on code issues at no cost, which allows you to continue to meet the qualifications for on-going licensure.

Receive Special “PBC Only” Promotional Materials & Information

Licensed Professional Building Contractors receive a unique user name and password that provides access to FREE promotional materials and information on marketing their business.

Become ICC Certified

One way to qualify for your license is to pass the ICC contractor exam.

To find out more information about this please click on the link below or go to, click on”Certifications and Testing”, and click on “Contractor/Trades Testing.” This page will provide information about the exam process.

The best way to get all details you will need is to click on the “Exam Bulletin” which will answer all your questions.

When you are ready to sign up for testing, see”Computer Based Testing Schedule.” – Contractor/Trades Testing

Check the Status of your License Application

To check the status of your application, email us at the form below.


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PO Box 8224
Boise, ID 83707

Phone: (208) 342-1270

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