Oregon Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

This license allows a company to engage in the business of making electrical installations.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • designate a signing supervisor, who must be a licensed general supervising electrician

This license allows a company to make, direct, supervise or control work on limited energy systems.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • designate a signing supervisor, who must be a licensed:
    • general supervising electrician, OR
    • general journeyman electrician, OR
    • limited energy class A technician, OR
    • limited energy class B technician

This license allows a company to make, direct, supervise or control work on limited energy systems.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • designate a signing supervisor, who must be a licensed:
    • general supervising electrician, OR
    • general journeyman electrician, OR
    • limited journeyman sign electrician

This license allows a company to make the limited types of renewable energy electrical installations limited to 25kva and 600 volts nominal or less.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • designate a signing supervisor, who must be a licensed:
    • general supervising electrician, OR
    • general journeyman electrician, OR
    • limited renewable energy technician

This license is limited to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning activities.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • submit a list of employees
  • designate a signing supervisor
    • with two years (4,000 hours) of experience related to HVAC work,
    • who must be a licensed:
      • general supervising electrician, OR
      • general journeyman electrician, OR
      • limited energy class A technician, OR
      • limited energy class B technician

This license allows a company to connect replacement appliances to existing junction boxes; repair by replacement ballasts, lamp holders, and equipment that are a part of lighting fixtures. It does not allow the holder to make electrical installations involving services, feeders or branch circuits.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • submit a list of employees
  • designate a signing supervisor
    • with 12 months (2,000 hours) of experience related to the repair, service, maintenance, installation, or replacement of existing, built-in, or permanently connected appliances, fluorescent ballasts, or similar equipment,
    • who must be a licensed:
      • general supervising electrician, OR
      • general journeyman electrician

This license allows a company to maintain, service, repair or replace commercial and industrial electrical products that use fuel or other forms of energy to produce heat, power, refrigeration or air conditioning.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • submit a list of employees
  • designate a signing supervisor
    • with two years (4,000 hours) of experience in installation, including set-up and testing, plus approved specialized training from a manufacturer, distributor, school, apprenticeship program, or lawful on-the-job training in one or more of the following activities: electrical repair, service, maintenance, installation, or replacement of existing built-in or permanently connected residential, commercial, or industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, dehumidifying, filtering, or refrigeration equipment, and experience in connection with the education received.
    • who must be a licensed:
      • general supervising electrician, OR
      • general journeyman electrician, OR
      • limited energy class A technician, OR
      • limited energy class B technician

This license allows a company to direct, supervise, and engage in electrical work related to the testing, repair, service, maintenance, installation or replacement of new or existing pump equipment for potable or irrigation water systems, sump pumps, effluent pumps and ground water pumps on residential and agricultural property.

Requirements include:

  • application and application fee
  • maintain an active CCB license
  • register business with Secretary of State
  • designate a signing supervisor
    • with 12 months (2,000 hours) of experience related to the testing, repair, service, maintenance, installation, or replacement of new or existing pump equipment for potable or irrigation water systems on residential property,
    • who must be a licensed:
      • general supervising electrician, OR
      • general journeyman electrician
  • Be a licensed Oregon journeyman electrician and provide verification of an additional 8,000 hours of on-the-job journeyman experience

OR

  • Meet the qualifications to be licensed as an Oregon journeyman electrician and provide verification of an additional 8,000 hours of on-the-job journeyman experience. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0140.

 

  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts verifying 576 hours of classroom training AND verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon. Experience must include a breakdown of hours, showing a minimum of 1,000 hours in each category:
    • residential
    • commercial
    • and industrial
  • Be currently licensed as an Oregon limited journeyman manufacturing plant electrician and provide verification of an additional 8,000 hours of on-the-job plan journeyman experience

OR

  • Meet the qualifications to be licensed as a limited journeyman manufacturing plan electrician and provide verification of an additional 8,000 hours of on-the-job plan journeyman experience obtained outside of Oregon. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0160.
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts verifying 576 hours of classroom training and verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job commercial and industrial experience obtained outside of Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 16,000 hours of on-the-job commercial and industrial experience obtained outside of Oregon. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0190.
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts verifying 288 hours of required classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training or experience obtained outside of Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0240.
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts verifying 288 hours of classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job residential experience obtained outside of Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job residential experience obtained outside of Oregon. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0180.
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts verifying 432 hours of required classroom training and verification of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training broken down into specific work categories

OR

  • Verification of 12,000 hours of work experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories. Requires trade-specific installation experience in protective signaling that includes fire alarm, nurse call, burglar alarm, and other systems that are part of a fire or life safety system. A detailed list of minimum hour requirements for each category can be found in OAR 918-282-0345.
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program

OR

  • Provide verification of 4,000 hours of work experience equivalent to a board-approved apprenticeship program broken down into specific work categories, and completion of a board-approved 32-hour training program

OR

  • Verification of 8,000 hours of work experience broken down into specific work categories.
  • completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon
  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon

OR

  • Official transcripts of required classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job sign electrical experience obtained outside of Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job sign experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories.
  • Official transcripts verifying 150 hours of required classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job stage experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories.
  • Completion of an approved one-year training program in Oregon

OR

  • Verification of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training or experience in maintenance, repair, and replacement of electrical appliances, light switches, light fixtures, fans, receptacles, and fluorescent ballasts.

All Oregon electrical licenses renew every three years.

Electrical License CEU requirements as listed below note the total number of credits required, how many must be Oregon Rule & Law (ORL), how many must be Code Change (CC), and how many must be Code related (CR).

General Supervising Electrician (S): 24 total; ​4 ORL; ​12 CC; ​8 CR

​​Limited Supervising Electrician (PS): 24 total; ​4 ORL; ​12 CC; ​8 CR

​​General Journeyman Electrician (J): 24 total; ​4 ORL; ​8 CC; ​12 CR

​​Limited Journeyman Mfg​ Plant Electrician (PJ): 16 total; ​4 ORL; ​​​8 CC; ​4 CR

​​Limited Residential Electrician (LR): 16 total; ​4 ORL;​ ​8 CC; ​4 CR

​​Limited Energy Technician Class B (LEB): 8 total; ​2 CC; ​6 CR

​​Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA): 8 total; ​8 CC

​​​Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME): 8 total; ​2 CC; ​6 CR

​​Limited Renewable Energy Technician (LRT): 4 total; ​2 CC; ​2 CR

​​Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician (SIG): 4 total; ​2 CC; ​​2 CR

*Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (BME), Limited Elevator Journeyman Electrician (E), Limited Stage Electrician (ST), and the Limited Maintenance Manufactured Structures Electrician (LMM) are exempt from continuing education requirements.

Note: A portion of continuing education credits must be from code change (CC) courses. You have not met the continuing education requirements for license renewal if you do not have the correct number of code change continuing education credits.

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

(503) 378-4133 |(800) 442-7457 | Oregon Board Website

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