Montana Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

  • Proof of compliance with Montana Workers Compensation and also Unemployment Insurance or an Independent Contractor Exemption.
  • Montana Licensed Master as the responsible electrician, which means the person engaged in a full-time capacity that is responsible for all licensed electrical work performed by the electrical contractor in Montana.
  • Proof of compliance with Montana Workers Compensation and also Unemployment Insurance or an Independent Contractor Exemption.
  • Montana Licensed Journeyman as the responsible electrician, which means the person engaged in a full-time capacity that is responsible for all licensed electrical work performed by the electrical contractor in Montana.

Written evidence of being a graduate as an electrical engineer of an accredited college or university and having minimum of (2,000) hours of legally obtained practical experience.

OR

A third party verification of (8,000) hours of legally obtained journeyman level experience in wiring for, installing, and repairing of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power, with no less than 20 percent, but not more than 50 percent residential experience

Completion of an approved residential apprenticeship program in the electrical trade or completion of an appropriate training program conducted by a bona fide union or trade association.

OR

A third party verification of (8,000) hours of legally obtained practical experience in wiring for, installing, and repairing of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power.

OR

Worked in the electrical maintenance field for at least (20,000) hours, accompanied by written certification by the applicant’s employer that the applicant has attained at least (20,000) hours in the electrical maintenance field while working for the employer. A minimum of (8,000) of these hours must be practical experience.

Completion of an approved residential apprenticeship program in the electrical trade or completion of an appropriate training program conducted by a bona fide union or trade association.

OR

A third party verification of (4,000) hours of legally obtained practical experience in wiring for, installing, and repairing of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power in residential construction consisting of less than five living units in a single structure.

OR

Worked in the electrical maintenance field for at least (20,000) hours, accompanied by written certification by the applicant’s employer that the applicant has attained at least (20,000) hours in the electrical maintenance field while working for the employer. A minimum of (8,000) of these hours must be practical experience.

The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Electricians is July 15 on even years.

Licensed Residential, Journeyman and Master Electricians must complete eight hours of continuing education for each year in the renewal cycle (a total of 16 hours). Requisite hours may be obtained during any portion of the renewal cycle.

A minimum of four of the eight annual hours shall be certified as covering NEC updates.

Newly licensed graduates of approved apprenticeship programs are exempt from continuing education requirements in the first renewal cycle.

Licensees changing from journeyman or residential to a higher level of licensure are not exempt from completing the required hours of continuing education.

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

(406) 444-6880 | Montana Board Website

MONTANA Continuing Education Courses

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