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Information Do I need a license?

Anyone who will perform nonexempt electrical work without supervision by a licensed electrician or master electrician DOES require a license.

For a list of electrical licensing exemptions and to view answers to other important licensing questions, visit the Department of Housing, Building and Construction (DHBC) site www.dhbc.ky.gov.

View Kentucky contractors and/or electricians active or inactive license status by name or license number click here.

Requirements for the Electrical Licensing Exam, Application & Renewal

For more detailed information on preparing, taking, and what to expect from the exam call Pearsonvue 877-234-6082, https://home.pearsonvue.com/icc/license   (click on Test Taker Services, Construction Trades, KY Exam ID #s – Journeyman Electrician # 703, Master Electrician # 701, Contractor # 231.) Call PearsonVUE or visit the website for Exam charges or visit www.prov.com.

Electrical Contractor

Testing Information:

  • Title: Business & Law (Electrical Contractor)
  • Cost: $100.00
  • Testing Information: Approved Materials and Testing Topics
  • Registering and Testing Locations:  https://home.pearsonvue.com/icc/license

License requirements:

  • Proof of passing test results
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum of $500,000 general liability)
  • Workers’ Compensation or notarized waiver
  • Completed Application (click here to download)
  • Application Fee (prorated contact DBHC for fee schedule)
  • Color photo of the applicant

renewal requirements:

  • Completed Renewal Form (click here to download)
  • $200 renewal fee
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance (minimum of $500,000 general liability)
  • Workers’ Compensation or notarized waiver
  • Designated Master Electrician listed
  • proof of the six (6) hours continuing education

Penalties:

  • The reinstatement fee for any lapsed license pursuant to KRS 227A.100(4) shall be equal to the license renewal fee ($200) and shall be paid in addition to the license renewal fee.
  • In addition, the late renewal fee shall be $50. If all documents required to be submitted for renewal are postmarked on or before the last day of the renewal month, the filing shall be considered timely and no late fee shall be assessed.

Master Electrician

Testing Information:

License requirements:

  • Proof of passing test results
  • Notarized proof of eight (8) years experience (either six (6) years of work experience and completion of an approved training agency program with at least 576 hours of classroom training or an additional two (2) years of work experience)
  • Completed Application (click here to download)
  • Application Fee (prorated contact DBHC for fee schedule)
  • Color photo of the applicant

renewal requirements:

  • Completed Renewal Form (click here to download)
  • $100 renewal fee
  • proof of the six (6) hours continuing education

Penalties:

  • The reinstatement fee for any lapsed license pursuant to KRS 227A.100(4) shall be equal to the license renewal fee ($100) and shall be paid in addition to the license renewal fee.
  • In addition, the late renewal fee shall be $50. If all documents required to be submitted for renewal are postmarked on or before the last day of the renewal month, the filing shall be considered timely and no late fee shall be assessed.

Electrician

Testing Information:

License requirements:

  • Proof of passing test results
  • Notarized proof of six (6) years experience (either four (4) years of work experience and completion of an approved training agency program with at least 576 hours of classroom training or an additional two (2) years of work experience)
  • Completed Application (click here to download)
  • Application Fee (prorated contact DBHC for fee schedule)
  • Color photo of the applicant

renewal requirements:

  • Completed Renewal Form (click here to download)
  • $50 renewal fee
  • proof of the six (6) hours continuing education

Penalties:

  • The reinstatement fee for any lapsed license pursuant to KRS 227A.100(4) shall be equal to the license renewal fee ($50) and shall be paid in addition to the license renewal fee.
  • In addition, the late renewal fee shall be $50. If all documents required to be submitted for renewal are postmarked on or before the last day of the renewal month, the filing shall be considered timely and no late fee shall be assessed.

Electrical License Reciprocity