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Montana Electrical License (Residential/Journeyman/Master)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

    RESIDENTIAL

  • Education Requirements: Completion of an approved residential apprenticeship program in the electrical trade or completion of
    an appropriate training program conducted by a bona fide union or trade association.
  • Experience Requirements: Worked in the electrical maintenance field for at least (20,000) hours, accompanied by written certification by the applicant’s employer. A minimum of (8,000) of these hours must be practical experience

JOURNEYMAN

  • Education Requirements: Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in the electrical trade or completion of an appropriate training program conducted by a bona fide union or trade association.
  • Experience Requirements: Worked in the electrical maintenance field for at least (20,000) hours, accompanied by written certification by the applicant’s employer. A minimum of (8,000) of these hours must be practical experience.

MASTER ELECTRICIAN

  • Education Requirements: Written evidence of being a graduate as an electrical engineer of an accredited college or university and having minimum of (2,000) hours of legally obtained practical experience.
  • Experience Requirements: A third party verification of (8,000) hours of legally obtained journeyman level experience in wiring for, installing, and repairing of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power, (Per 37-68-304, MCA) with no less than 20 percent, but not more than 50 percent residential experience.

Electrical Contractor

  • Must hold a master license and show workers compensation insurance and liability insurance.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

An electrical contractor services include low voltage, fire detection, sign wiring, and all residential, commercial and industrial building or structural wiring.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

To apply for an electrical license, contact:
Montana State Electrical Board
PO Box 200513
301 South Park Ave, 4th Floor
Helena MT 59620 - 0513
Phone: (406) 841-2339
Fax: (406) 841-2309

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

Journeyman License: AK, AR, CO, MN, ND, NE, NH, NM, OK, SD, UT and WY (Idaho is only reciprocal with Montana, State to State).

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

16 hours of Board approved courses per renewal cycle. A minimum of 8 hours must be on code update. The Board accepts Continuing Education from any reciprocal state.

Examination

Exam Details

  • 80 questions and a time limit of 4hrs (Master Exam)
  • 60 questions and a time limit of 3hrs (Journeyman Exam)
  • 50 questions and a time limit of 3hrs (Residential Exam)
  • Exam requires a 70% to pass.
  • Topics on the Builder examination includes: GENERAL ELECTRICAL KNOWLEDGE,RACEWAYS AND ENCLOSURES,SERVICES, FEEDERS AND BRANCH CIRCUITS,OVERCURRENT PROTECTION,CONDUCTORS AND CABLES,GROUNDING AND BONDING,EQUIPMENT FOR GENERAL USE,SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES,SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND CONDITIONS,MOTORS AND CONTROLS,LOW VOLTAGE
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References

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