Licensed Categories for Electricians
Voice Data Video Technician
Non-Residential Lighting Technician
Licenses Issued By: Contractors State License Board
Apprenticeship License: Not required, but apprentices must register for a state-approved apprenticeship program
Requirements to Take the Licensing Exam
General Electrician: Must have 8,000 hours of work experience and complete 720 hours of classroom instruction as an electrical trainee, through a program offered by a state-approved school. Alternatively, candidates can complete a registered apprenticeship as a general electrician, or skip classroom instruction requirements if they’ve accumulated 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience as a working professional.
Residential Electrician: Must have 4,800 hours of work experience in residential environments and complete 480 hours of classroom instruction as an electrical trainee enrolled in a state-approved school. These requirements can be bypassed by those who’ve completed a registered apprenticeship for residential electricians, or who’ve completed at least 4,800 hours of work as a practicing professional.
Fire/Life/Safety Technician: Must have 4,000 hours of experience working with electrical safety systems in offices, hospitals or other similar environments, and complete 480 hours of classroom instruction as an electrical trainee enrolled in a state-approved school. These requirements can be bypassed by those who’ve completed a registered apprenticeship for fire/life/safety technician electricians or who’ve completed at least 4,000 hours of professional work in this specialized area.
Voice Data Video Technician: Must have 4,000 hours of experience working on video systems, access and control systems and communications systems, and complete 480 hours of classroom instruction as an electrical trainee enrolled in a state-approved school. Alternatively, candidates can complete a registered apprenticeship in this specialty or have accumulated 4,000 hours of work experience in this specialty as a practicing electrician.
Non-Residential Lighting Technician: Must have 2,000 hours of experience working with indoor and outdoor lighting systems for businesses, retail establishments and other commercial facilities, and complete 240 hours of classroom instruction under the auspices of an electrical trainee program at a state-approved school. These requirements can be bypassed by those who’ve completed a registered apprenticeship in the non-residential lighting specialty or who’ve completed 2,000 hours of non-residential lighting work in a professional environment.
Electrical Contractor: Must have four years of experience working as an electrician, as a professional in a licensed category or as an apprentice (work experience accumulated during electrical trainee programs will not count). Before a contractor’s license is issued, they must acquire a $15,000 surety bond and prove they’re prepared to offer worker’s compensation insurance that meets California state regulations.
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Passing an electrical exam takes patience and dedication. The National Electrical Code® is a complex document of safety rules that are designed to protect persons and property from the hazards that arise with the use of electricity. Knowing the National Electrical Code® is critical to your success even after you pass your exam. We only get paid to do an installation one time so making sure it is done correctly and safely is critical to the electrician's long-term success.
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