Licensed Categories for Electricians
Residential Master Electrician
Residential Electrical Contractor
Licenses Issued By: Iowa Department of Public Safety, Fire Marshall Division
Apprenticeship License: Required
Requirements to Take the Licensing Exam
Journeyman Electrician: If employed by a State of Iowa-licensed electrical contractor and qualified to install electric wiring and equipment without direct supervision, the applicant can take an Iowa state licensing exam at any time and earn a Class A license if they pass. Alternatively, they can earn a Class B license without an exam if they have the requisite experience, which is 16,000 hours of work experience performing a journeyman’s duties.
Residential Electrician: Must be employed by a State of Iowa-licensed electrical contractor or residential electrical contractor, and possess the qualifications to perform electrical installation services in residential building with four living units or less.
Master Electrician: A person with the qualifications and knowledge to plan, design, lay out, build, install and supervise the installation of electrical wiring and equipment can take an Iowa state licensing exam at any time and earn a Class A license if they pass. Alternatively, they can earn a Class B license if they have 16,000 hours of experience performing a master electrician’s duties.
Residential Master Electrician: Must possess the qualifications and knowledge to plan, design, lay-out, build, install and supervise the installation of electrical wiring and equipment in a residential building with four living units or fewer.
Special Electrician: Endorsements are available for those who have the qualifications to install special classes of electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment. The available endorsements include:
Irrigation Systems Wiring. Candidates can gain their endorsement with two years and/or 4,000 hours of working experience in this specialty, or by taking a state-approved exam if their experience is less.
Connecting and Disconnecting HVACR Equipment. Candidates can gain their endorsement with two years of experience working with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, or by taking a state-approved exam if their experience is less.
Sign Installation. No exams or experience is required to gain an endorsement to connect power to signs if voltage is no greater than 220 volts and ampere rating is 20 amps or less.
Electrical Contractor: Must be affiliated with a licensed electrical contracting business and be licensed as a Master Electrician, or employ someone who possesses those credentials.
Residential Electrical Contractor: Must be affiliated with a licensed electrical contracting business and be licensed as a Master Residential Electrician, or employ someone who possesses those credentials.
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