Solar Contractor Licensing (Utah)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Utah
Name Solar Contractor Licensing
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-15

References DSIRE[1]


Utah's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing requires installers of solar energy systems to be licensed contractors. General electrical contractors carrying an S200 license are authorized to install solar photovoltaic systems and general plumbing contractors carrying an S210 license are authorized to install solar thermal systems. The Division has also established solar-specific license classifications. License classification S202 is for Solar Photovoltaic Contractors, and S215 is for Solar Thermal Systems Contractors. A Solar Photovoltaic Contractor is licensed for the fabrication, construction, installation, and repair of photovoltaic cell panels and related components including battery storage systems, distribution panels, switch gear, electrical wires, inverters, and other electrical apparatus for solar photovoltaic systems. A Solar Thermal Systems Contractor is licensed for the construction, repair and/or installation of solar thermal systems up to the system shut off valve or where the system interfaces with any other plumbing system.

To become either a S202 or S215 contractor, one must have within the past 10 years a minimum of two years of experience as an employee of a contractor licensed in the license classification applied for, or the substantial equivalent of a contractor licensed in that license classification. Additionally, Solar Photovoltaic Contractors must hold a current certificate by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Utah previously had just one general S215 Solar Systems Contractor license, which applied to photovoltaic work. Contractors who received a S215 license before the new classification took effect may obtain a S202 Solar Photovoltaic Contractor license by submitting an affidavit demonstrating two years of related experience no later than March 31, 2010.

In 2013, Utah enacted S.B. 208 to exempt certain solar installers from electrician licensure requirements. Contractors who were issued a speciality license for electrical work related to solar PV installation, repair, or maintenance in 2009 through 2011 are not required to obtain an electrician license.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information - UT DOPL
Department Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Address Box 146741
Place Salt Lake City, Utah
Zip/Postal Code 84114
Phone (801) 530-6628
Phone 2 (866) 275-3675


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Utah Admin Code R156-55a-301

Authority 2: S.B. 208
Date Enacted 2013-04-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"