Frequently Asked Questions - Limited Elecrician licensees
Do I need to pass a test?
Yes; 50 questions (multiple choice). You must get 70% correct in order to pass.
How do I apply to take the exam?
Click HERE to download an exam application. Submit the exam application with a $25 application fee. IMPORTANT: You must receive approval from the Board prior to scheduling your exam.
How do I schedule my exam?
After you receive approval to sit for the exam, you may register and schedule your exam by calling 1-800-343-6001 Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. or 24 hours a day online at www.prometric.com/maine.
How often is the test given?
The test is given six days a week.
How much does the test cost?
Once I pass the exam, how do I become licensed?
Board staff will provide you with a licensing application. Complete the application and return it to this office with appropriate fees.
What about continuing education?
Completion of 15 hours of an approved current National Electrical Code update course must be completed prior to renewal.
Do I need a helper's license to work beyond the scope of my limited license?
Yes. If you want to work beyond the scope of your limited license, you will need to obtain a helper's license and work under the supervision of a master or journeyman electrician.
Is my application confidential?
No. With the exception of Social Security Number, all application information is public. Contact information provided to the Board is posted on our website.
If you cannot find the answer to your question, click HERE to send an e-mail message to the Electricians' Examining Board.
Last Updated: August 21, 2014