The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing will reciprocate only specific, active contractor license classifications from the following states:
- South Carolina
NOTE: You cannot reciprocate a license from a state where you have not tested. Applicants from Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, and South Carolina must have held their license the number of years equivalent to the Utah experience requirement for the license classification(s) for which they are applying.
See page nine of the Candidate Information Bulletin for these license classifications. Please note these reciprocal trade examinations do not fulfill the Utah Laws & Rules examination that is required by all contractor applicants.
Each state included in these charts have a section that displays that state's license classifications and Utah's corresponding license classification. This classification is listed in the last column of each chart. Please note that Arizona has three levels of licensure: commercial, residential and dual.
Electrical and plumbing contractor classifications are not listed because of the need for an underlying trade license before they can be awarded in Utah. Additionally, Utah license classifications that do not have a corresponding license category with another state are not reciprocated and thus are not listed.
Trade tests may be waived. However, in some cases prospective licensees will need to test. This is especially true when the applicant comes to Utah from a state listed above and they didn't test in that state, but reciprocated to that state from yet another state. Please take note of the verification of licensure reference to testing or reciprocity. When in doubt, contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
There are other states that do license contractors, BUT Utah does not have a reciprocal agreement with them. Applicants can get verifications of licensure from those states to help prove their experience as a licensed contractor. They will have to be reviewed, for experience only, on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that not all license classifications with similar sounding names equate to the same classification of Utah licensure.
Questions about Utah license classifications should be referred to the Division at (801) 530-6628 or (866) 275-3675 (toll-free in Utah).