Vermont Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

To obtain a Master Electrician License:

  1. If Reciprocal, check off from which state and be sure to include a certified letter from reciprocating state (New Hampshire or Maine ONLY), Photocopy of license is NOT acceptable form of proof.
  2. If applying after holding a Vermont Electrical Journeyman license for 2 years, submit completed application with a copy of your qualifying Vermont Electrical Journeyman license.
  3. If neither of the above applies submit proof of 16,000hrs of experience through signed affidavits from your previous employers.

To obtain a Journeyman Electrician License:

  1. If Reciprocal, check off from which state and be sure to include a certified letter from reciprocating state (New Hampshire or Maine ONLY), Photocopy of license is NOT acceptable form of proof.
  2. If you have completed the Vermont Apprenticeship Program (within the past 2 years) please include a copy of your completion certificate – affidavits not required for this submission.
  3. If Reciprocal Military License you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing proof or Honorable discharge from Military no more than 2 years prior to submitting and a Copy of 12R Course completion or equivalent.
  4. If none of the above applies, submit proof of 12,000 hours of experience through signed affidavits from your previous employers

Specialist Electrician Licenses are issued for the following specialties:

  • A1- Automatic Gas / Oil Heating
  • B2 – Outdoor Advertising
  • C3 – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • D4 – Appliance and Motor Repairs
  • E5 – Well Pumps
  • F6 – Farm Equipment
  • G7c – Commercial Fire Alarms
  • G7g – Gas Pumps / Bulk Plants
  • G7k – Electrical Locksmith
  • G7l – Lightning Rod Installers
  • G7s – Solar Panel Installers

To obtain a Specialist Electrician License:

  1. Submit proof of completion of recognized training program PLUS one year (2,000 hours) experience through signed affidavits for each specialty applying for.
  2. If no formal training program had been completed submit proof of 2 years (4,000 hours) experience through signed affidavits for each specialty applying for.

A license shall be valid for three years.

All journeyman and master electricians shall, as a condition of license renewal, complete 15 hours of instruction, approved by the Board, on the national electrical code during the preceding 36-month period.

All holders of a specialist electrician license shall, as a condition of renewal, complete eight hours of instruction, approved by the Board, on the subject of the license holder’s specialty during the preceding 36 months, except that holders of multiple type-S licenses shall not be required to complete more than 15 hours of instruction during the preceding 36 months.

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

(802) 479-7564 | Vermont Board Website

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