Michigan Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

  • Holds a master electrician’s license or has not less than 1 master electrician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The master electrician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor’s license unless they employ a master electrician residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must take and pass the examination.
  • Must be at least 22 years of age.
  • Has held an electrical journeyman’s license for not less than 2 years.
  • Have not less than 12,000 hours of experience obtained over a period of not less than 6 years related to electrical construction, the maintenance of buildings, or electrical wiring or equipment under the supervision of a master electrician.
  • Must take and pass the examination.
  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have not less than 8,000 hours of practical experience obtained over a period of not less than 4 years related to electrical construction or maintenance of buildings or electrical wiring or equipment under the direct supervision of a person licensed under 2016 PA 407. (Maximum credit of 2,000 hours per year.)
    • Credit may be provided for graduation from or attendance at a recognized training or educational program.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

A license for an electrical contractor expires December 31 of every third year.

All other electrical licenses expire on December 31 of each year.

Each licensee shall complete continuing education that shall consist of not less than 15 contact hours of instruction in changes in the code and basic code book usage.

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

(517) 241-9320 | Michigan Board Website

MICHIGAN Continuing Education Courses

For Instructor-Led, Online Versions of these Courses, CLICK HERE

4-Hr Grounding & Bonding 2020

(Self-Paced)                                                      $85

15-Hr Understanding the 2017 NEC

(Self-Paced)                                                     $125

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