Master Electrician
Senior Master Electrician (over 70 years of age)

A Master Electrician is an individual engaging in, or about to engage in, the business of installing electrical wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures and other electrical equipment.

The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation wants to make sure that individuals who have military experience and training and who wish to obtain a electricians license receive appropriate credit for their military training and experience. If you have military experience and training in the electrical field and want to become licensed in Maine as a Master, Journeyman or Limited Electrician, please contact Bob LeClair (207-624-8678 or or Catherine Carroll (207-624-8605 or before submitting an application. They will explain the application process and assist you in preparing your application for licensure.

Military documentation that may need to accompany your examination application includes:

  • A copy of your DD Form 214, Report of Discharge
  • A copy of your DD Form 2586, Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)

How to apply

  • License fee of $150.00 for Master Electrician, $20.00 for Senior Master Electrician (over age 70)
  • SBI Report fee of $21.00
  • Two years from date of first licensure
  • Examination - Complete at least 4,000 hours of service as a journeyman electrician or at least 12,000 hours of experience in electrical installations, as defined in section 1101, and 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 450 hours of required study, including a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code and 126 hours of degree-related courses.
  • 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 and Vermont.
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Online applications for examination and reciprocity are now available. To apply online, click here.

Renewal fees and information

  • Biennial renewal fee of $150.00 for Master Electrician
  • $20.00 for Senior Master Electrician (over age 70)
  • Two years based on first licensure date
  • Continuing Education - 15 Hour current National Electrical Code course as adopted by the board. The current National Electrical Code update schedule is based on an assumed 3 year code cylet 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 $150 license fee and $100 penalty fee.
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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.


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Last Updated: January 22, 2020