Frequently Asked Questions - Master Electrician licensees

Do I need to pass a test?

Yes; 100 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

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.

How many helpers can I have working with me at one time?

One (1)


New Hampshire, Vermont. Click HERE to download a reciprocity application. IMPORTANT: You must obtain a certified statement from the State you are licensed in and mail it with your application.

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