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Arkansas Electrician (Master/Journeyman)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License.

  • All electrical work in Arkansas requires a license.

    • Master Electrician: New applicants must have a degree in electrical engineering, plus one year of experience; OR six years of residential and commercial experience in the construction industry, including two years as a journeyman electrician.
    • Journeyman Electrician: New applicants must have four years experience working for an electrical contractor.
    • Pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the exam (pre-approval is required to sit for the Contractor exam if you are already a master as well)

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

  • A Master electrician is any person who engages in the business of installing electrical power or control systems; maintaining, altering or repairing any electrical devices, equipment, or any other electrical apparatus. A journeyman electrician works under the supervision of a master electrician.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

The license fee is $50 per year for a master license and $25 for a journeyman license.

To apply for a license, contact the Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners at 501-682-4548. Your application must be processed before sitting for the exam. Average processing time is one week.


Reciprocity Agreements

This Master license has reciprocity with Oregon and Oklahoma. The journeyman license is reciprocal with Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Eight hours of continuing education are required every code cycle (every three years).


Exam Details

  • The Arkansas Electrical exam consists of 60 questions and has a time limit of three hours.
  • The examination is OPEN book.
  • The examination fee for a paper/pencil exam is $56 or if you wish to take your test on a computer for quicker score processing the fee is $86.
  • A score of 70% (42questions correct) is needed to pass.
  • To schedule an examination, contact Prov at 1-866-720-7768.


Books and References for the Exam

The following references recommended to study for the Arkansas Master and Journeyman examinations. These references may be purchased from our online contractors bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2011 National Electrical Code

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