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Issue: Home Improvement Contractor Licensing Requirements
Affects:  Those who build pools/spas
Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield,
jhatfield@apsp.org
Bill Summary: This bill modifies provisions of the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.  More specifically, this bill modifies testing, course work, and experience requirements for certain contractor licenses. 
The proposed qualifications for licensing require:
1) for licensure as an apprentice electrician, apprentice plumber, or specialty contractor, no division-administered examination is required;
2) for licensure as a general building contractor, general engineering contractor, residential and small commercial contractor, general plumbing contractor, residential plumbing contractor, general electrical contractor, or residential electrical contractor, the only required division-administered examination is a division-administered examination that covers information from the 25-hour course described in Subsection (1)(e)(iii), which course may have been previously completed as part of applying for any other license under this chapter, and the five-hour business law course described in Subsection (1)(e)(iv); and
3) if required in Section 58-55-304, an individual qualifier must pass the  required division-administered examination if the applicant is a business entity.
4) complete a five-hour business and law course established by rule by the  commission with the concurrence of the director, which is taught by an approved prelicensure course provider, if an applicant for licensure as a general building contractor, general engineering contractor, residential and small commercial contractor, general plumbing contractor, residential plumbing contractor, general electrical contractor, or residential electrical contractor.
Status: A hearing was held February 1, 2019.  APSP will report once more information has been released. 
Current version:   https://le.utah.gov/~2019/bills/hbillint/HB0187.pdf