Kentucky Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

A Contractor Electrician License may be issued to an individual or a business.

In order to apply for your Contractor Eectrician License, you need a Kentucky Master Electrician License or you must employ a Kentucky Licensed Master Electrician.

The following must be submitted to obtain a Contractor Electrician License:

  1. Send a copy of your passing test results for Business and Law Exam No. 231.
  2. Send a Certificate of Liability Insurance/Acord form for your general liability and workers compensation insurance; assuring that the certificate holders reads as follows:
    Dept of Housing, Buildings & Construction
    Electrical Licensing
    101 Sea Hero Rd Suite 100
    Frankfort KY 40601

* If you do not have employees, you may submit a notarized workers compensation waiver. It must state you are the sole proprietor and have no employees.

** Either the waiver or worker’s compensation insurance must be submitted.

The following must be submitted to obtain a Master Electrician License:

  1. You must pass the Master Electrician’s Exam No. 701. Send a COPY of your passing test results.
  2. Send a completed application and application fee (no refunds will be issued).
  3. Send a passport sized, color photo.
  4. Send a copy of your driver’s license or a copy of your birth certificate.
  5. Send a notarized letter from your current employer, a former employer, electrical inspector, or another master electrician who can verify that you have a minimum of 8 years (16,640 hours or 96 months) of fulltime work as an electrician. The letter must give an example of the some of the work you performed.

OR

You may send 8 years of the last page of your 1040 tax form, where you sign your name and list your job title as an electrician.

OR

You may send proof of 6 years of experience with completion of an approved apprenticeship training program consisting of a minimum of 576 classroom hours.

OR

You may send proof of 5 years of experience and an associate’s degree or diploma in electrical technology at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 1998.

The following must be submitted to obtain an Electrician License:

  1. You must pass the Journeyman’s Electrical Exam No. 703. Send a COPY of your passing test results.
  2. Send a completed application and application fee (no refunds will be issued).
  3. Send a passport sized, color photo.
  4. Send a copy of your driver’s license or a copy of your birth certificate.
  5. Send a notarized letter from your current employer, former employer, electrical inspector, or a master electrician who can verify that you have a minimum of 6 years (12,480 hours or 72 months) of fulltime work as an electrician. The letter must give an example of the some of the work you performed.

OR

You may send 6 years of the last page of your 1040 tax form, where you sign your name and list your job title as an electrician.

OR

You may send proof of 4 years experience with completion of an approved apprenticeship training program consisting of a minimum of 576 classroom hours.

OR

You may send proof of 3 years of experience and an associate’s degree or diploma in electrical technology at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 1998.

The following must be submitted to obtain a Provisional Electrician License:

  1. Send a completed application and application fee (no refunds will be issued).
  2. Send a passport sized, color photo.
  3. Send a copy of your driver’s license or a copy of your birth certificate.
  4. Send a notarized letter from your current employer, former employer, electrical inspector, or a master electrician who can verify that you have completed at least six (6) years of verifiable experience and have worked two thousand eighty (2,080) hours a year for those six (6) years in the electrical trade since your sixteenth birthday.

Contractor Electrician, Master Electrician, and Electrician licenses renew annually.

Provisional Electrician Licenses are good for one year. They do not renew.

Contractor Electrician, Master Electrician, and Electrician licenses require the completion of six hours of continuing education annually.

Contractor Electrician CE must be:

  • business
  • job safety

Master Electrician and Electrician CE must be:

  • job safety
  • Codes related to the electrical industry
  • subject matter directly related to the electrical trade

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

(502) 573-0365 | Kentucky Board Website

 

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