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ELECTRICIAN LICENCING & CERTIFICATION

QUESTION: Who is required to have an electrician license or certificate?

ANSWER: If you perform electrical work in the following states you are required by law to possess either an Electrician license or certificate relating to the type of work you are performing and or level of electrical experience. For example Residential, Journeyman, or Master Electrician.

List of States we Support.

If you are taking an exam based on the 2014 or 2017 NEC but do not see your State listed above, use the following exam courses.

Call 866-685-8564 if you see your state on this list but the link is not activated.


QUESTION: What are the qualifications required for taking the Electrician Certification or Licensing exam?

ANSWER: This varies by state but as a minimum, you must posess either 

ONE: Full-length formal apprenticeship training OR 
TWO: On the job, experience meeting minimum requirements. 

ONE: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING: You must have completed a formal apprenticeship program approved by the California Apprenticeship Council, the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, or an approved State apprenticeship council authorized by the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, in the classification for which certification is sought.

TWO: ON THE JOB EXPERIENCE:

  • Master Electricians: typically “A Master Electrician”, must have over 8000 Hrs (4 yrs) of work experience working with an electrical contractor as a journeyman electrician maintaining, installing or constructing residential and commercial or industrial electrical systems.
  • Journeyman Electricians: Typically “A Journeyman Electrician”, must have over 8000 Hrs (4 yrs) of work experience as a journeyman electrician maintaining, installing or constructing residential and commercial or industrial electrical systems.
  • Residential Electricians: Typically must have 4800 Hrs (2+ yrs) of work experience maintaining, installing or constructing residential electrical systems.

QUESTION: How do I sign up for the exam?

ANSWER: Each State has different procedures for signing up for the exam. Please reference on this site the state you wish to be licensed in.


QUESTION: Why should someone study this course if the certification exam is an open-book test?

ANSWER: The electrical certification license test is a very challenging exam based on the NEC and usually requires a month or more of preparation to pass.

The NEC is a large and complex publication containing over 1000 pages of code. It is challenging to locate each correct article and answer in the time allowed during the exam without thorough preparation.

Our course is designed to familiarize you with the NEC. You will know exactly how to find the correct answers in the code.

We prepare you to successfully pass your exam by providing extensive knowledge of the structure of the code and by thoroughly covering each subject appearing on your Electrical Certification License Exam. 


QUESTION: Why is a copy of the NEC required by this course?

ANSWER: The Electrical Certification license Exam is based on the NEC. This course is an excellent study companion to the NEC. This course makes frequent references to code sections and guides you through the exam topics.

The Electrical License Exam is an open-book code exam. To pass you must constantly reference the National Electrical Code.