Master Electrician in New Jersey
In New Jersey, all electricians need a valid license. NJ offers two types of licenses – Electrical Contractor, Qualified Journeyman.
Board of Electrical Contractors Examiners
The process of licensing in NJ is regulated by the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. The Board of Examiners is responsible for issuing and regulating licenses for electrical contractors, and also registers qualified journeyman electricians.
New Jersey Electrical Contractor License
In order to receive a New Jersey Electrical Contractor License, the first requirement is being at least 21 years of age and possessing either a high school diploma or GED.
The process involves first applying for an electrical contractor license by submitting an application to the Board. The prerequisite for application is at least five years of experience working in the electrical field working with tools of the trade; installation or repair of wiring for electric lighting, heating or power, and all work should have been done in compliance with the National Electrical Code. You are also required to furnish proof of experience.
As an alternative, you may satisfy the experience requirement by:
- Having completed a four year apprenticeship program approved by both a Federal agency and a Federally certified State agency and at least one year of practical hands-on experience. A certificate of completion issued by the apprenticeship program and a certification by an employer regarding the practical hands-on experience should also be submitted with the application.
- Having satisfied the requirements for a qualified journeyman electrician and completed at least one years of field experience with the ability to provide proof and a certification by an employer regarding the additional two years of practical experience.
- Having worked in the field of electrical contracting for at least five years immediately preceding the date of application along with the ability to provide proof in the form of a certification from an employer.
After your application has been approved, you will receive a registration form which must be completed and sent to the testing service with the appropriate fees.
The next step in the process includes the requirement of passing a three part examination.
Once the application has been approved, a registration form must be completed and sent to the testing service with the appropriate fees. After that, a three-part examination has to be successfully passed.
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