Alaska Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

  • must be registered as, or employ, a licensed electrical administrator

An electrical administrator may be licensed in the following categories:

  1. Unlimited Commercial Wiring (UCW)
    • practical experience as a journeyman electrician in inside commercial wiring for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
    • construction management experience in inside wiring as a field superintendent or similar position in inside wiring for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
    • a degree in electrical engineering from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university plus practical experience as a journeyman electrician or field engineer in inside commercial wiring for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application;
    • a registration in the state as a professional electrical engineer plus management experience in the electrical construction industry as a field engineer or in a similar position for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application; or
    • experience as a journeyman electrician in inside commercial wiring for three of the six years immediately before the date of application and
      • one year of experience during those six years as a certified electrical inspector for a state or municipality;
      • one year of experience during those six years as a full-time electrical instructor at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; or
      • completion of a curriculum that the division determines is related to inside commercial wiring at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.
  2. Inside Communications (IC)
    • has practical experience as a journeyman in inside communications for at least two of the four years immediately before the date of application; or
    • is a graduate of a college, university, or trade school in inside communications that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.
  3. Residential Wiring (RW)
    • shall furnish proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant has practical experience as a journeyman residential wireman for at least two of the four years immediately preceding the date of application.
  4. Outside Communications (OC)
    • has practical experience as a journeyman in outside communications for at least two of the four years immediately before the date of application; or
    • is a graduate of a college, university, or trade school in outside communications that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.
  5. Controls and Control Wiring (CNTL)
    • shall furnish proof satisfactory to the department that the applicant is licensed as a mechanical administrator and
    • practical experience as a journeyman installing low voltage controls of 48 volts or less for at least two of the four years immediately before the date of application;
    • construction management experience in low voltage control wiring as a field superintendent or similar position in low voltage control wiring for at least two of the four years immediately before the date of application; or
    • a registration in the state as an electrical or mechanical engineer plus management experience in the electrical or mechanical low voltage control wiring industry as a field engineer for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application.
  6. Unlimited Line Work Outside (UL)
    • practical experience as a journeyman lineman in outside linework for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
    • construction management experience in outside linework as a field superintendent or similar position in outside linework for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
    • a degree in electrical engineering from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university plus practical experience as a journeyman lineman or field engineer in outside linework for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application;
    • a registration in the state as a professional electrical engineer plus management experience in the electrical construction industry as a field engineer or in a similar engineering position for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application; or
    • experience as a journeyman lineman in outside linework for three of the six years immediately before the date of application and
      • one year of experience during those six years as a certified electrical inspector for a state or municipality;
      • one year of experience during those six years as a full-time electrical instructor at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; or
      • completion of a curriculum that the division determines is related to outside linework at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

All certificates expire on December 31 of odd-numbered years, regardless of when issued, except new certificates issued within 90 days of the expiration date are issued through the next biennium.

Alaska Electrical Administrators must satisfactorily complete at least one eight-hour continuing education workshop or an equivalent number of hours of a formal correspondence or individual study program approved by the department that covers the following codes applicable to each category of license held:

  • the National Electrical Code adopted in AS 18.60.580 for renewal of an electrical administrator license in the categories of
    • inside communications;
    • unlimited commercial wiring;
    • controls and control wiring; and
    • residential wiring;
  • the National Electrical Safety Code adopted in AS 18.60.580 for renewal of an electrical administrator license in the categories of
    • outside communications; and
    • unlimited linework.

For questions regarding your state’s CE requirements or licensing, please contact your state board directly. 

(907) 269-8160 | Alaska Board Website

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Next Expiration is December 31, 2023.
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