Electricians' Examining Board - Journeyman Electrician, Senior Journeyman Electrician (over 70 years of age)

A Journeyman Electrician is a licensed individual making electrical installations in the employment of a Master Electrician, Limited Electrician or Electrical Company.

How to apply

Fees

  • License fee of $150.00 for Journeyman Electrician;
    $20.00 for Senior Journeyman Electrician (over age 70)
  • SBI Report fee of $21.00

Term

  • Two years from date of first licensure

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Examination:

Online applications are now available. To apply online, click here

Requirements

  • Examination:
    • Complete at least 8,000 hours of service as a licensed apprentice or helper and satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising 576 hours as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution. The 576 hours shall consist of 45 hour courses each in Electricity I, Electricity II, Math I, Controls I and a current National Electrical Code course; and 351 hours of elective study, comprised of all trade-related electives or 225 hours of trade-related courses and 135 hours of degree-related courses;
    • Be a graduate of an accredited applied technology high school 2-year electrical program, have worked for 7,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master or equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code;
    • Be a graduate of a Maine community college electrical program or a vocational-electrical program of the Department of Corrections, have worked for 4,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master or the equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. Persons qualifying under this paragraph may sit for the journeyman's examination upon graduation; or
    • Worked at least 8,000 hours as a licensed apprentice electrician in the field of electrical installations under the direct supervision of a master electrician, journeyman electrician or limited electrician, having completed a program of study comprising at least 576 hours prescribed in an apprenticeship program approved by the board and having completed a course of 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. A licensed apprentice who has completed an approved apprenticeship program of study and has worked at least 4,000 hours as a licensed apprentice electrician is qualified to sit for the examination.
  • Reciprocity - The Electricians' Examining Board shall issue a license to any person who files a sworn application, is licensed by another state or territory of the United States that has a reciprocity agreement with the State of Maine, who has passed a written examination from the reciprocating state and is actively engaged in work as an electrician for a minimum of six years. The State of Maine presently has reciprocity agreements with New Hampshire, Vermont, North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.

Renewal fees and information

Fees

  • Biennial renewal fee of $150.00 for Journeyman Electrician;
    $20.00 for Senior Journeyman Electrician (over age 70)

Terms

  • Two years based on first licensure date

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The Department must verify that you have met all the conditions for renewal before your license is renewed. Online submission of your renewal application should not be construed as automatic renewal of your license.

Requirements

  • Continuing Education - 15 Hour current National Electrical Code course as adopted by the board. The current National Electrical Code update schedule (PDF) is based on an assumed 3 year code cyle and subject to actual publication dates by the National Electrical Code.
  • A late fee of $50.00 is assessed for licenses renewed up to 90 days after the license expiration date.
  • Any person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the expiration date but not more than 2 years may reinstate by paying the $80 license fee and $100 penalty fee.