Missouri Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements
- Completed application
- $200 license application fee
- Proof of education and/or experience in one of the following categories:
- 12,000 verifiable practical hours installing equipment and associated wiring;
- 10,000 verifiable practical hours installing equipment and associated wiring and evidence of receipt of an electrical journeyman certificate from a United States Department of Labor-approved electrical apprenticeship program;
- 8,000 verifiable practical hours installing equipment and associated wiring and evidence, in the form of an original sealed or electronic transcript, of receipt of an associate’s degree from a state-accredited program;
- 4,000 verifiable practical hours of supervising the installation of equipment and associated wiring and evidence, in the form of an original sealed or electronic transcript, of receipt of a qualified four (4) year electrical engineering degree;
- A copy of an electrical contractor or master electrician occupational or business license issued by any Missouri political subdivision held for six (6) of the previous eight (8) calendar years that requires passing a standardized written electrical assessment examination as an electrical contractor or master electrician based upon the National Electrical Code and that license is current, active and is not subject to discipline on the date of application. The local license must be verified by the issuing licensing entity. Applicant’s may use the office’s Verification of Licensure form or may have information submitted on licensing entity stationary.
- Proof of successfully passing a division approved examination as an electrical contractor, master electrician or journeyman electrician. An examination previously passed could meet requirements. (See the listing on the office’s website under Examinations. This list will continue to be updated as examination approvals occur. This list includes information relating to how to schedule an examination and those approved.)
- A certificate of liability insurance of at least $500,000 issued by an insurance company authorized to engage in the business of insurance in Missouri. NOTE: If having such submitted by the insurance company, ensure the name of the applicant with our office is included so not to delay the processing of an application.
All licenses are renewed triennially with exception of those issued prior to the first license expiration date of September 30, 2020.
Following renewal in 2020 all licenses will expire September 30 of every third year.
There are NO state continuing education requirements for electrical licenses in Missouri. Please check with your county or local municipality for any requirements they may have.