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Tennessee Electrical Contractor License (TN CE)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License.

An Electrical Contractors License is required in Tennessee for electrical projects that exceed $25,000.

  • For projects less than $25,000, candidates will be required to obtain at least the Limited Licensed Electrician license.
  • Anyone seeking to become an electrical contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Workers Compensation is required
General liability insurance requirements are based on your monetary limit.
  • If your monetary limit is up to $500,000, you will need to provide $100,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is $500,001 - $1,500,000, you will need to provide $500,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000 you will need to provide $1,000,000 coverage

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

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors by calling 1-800-544-7693. The licensing and application fee is $250.00.

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

Tennessee has limited reciprocity agreement with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Examination

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 100 questions and an 4-hour time limit
  • 73% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $55.
  • Topics on the exam include general knowledge and electrical installation requirements; building code requirements; services, feeders, and branch circuits; overcurrent protection; grounding and bonding; conductors and cables; raceways and boxes; hazardous locations, special occupancies, and special equipment; low voltage, alarms, signaling systems, and communications; lighting, signs and general use equipment; and OSHA/NFPA 70E safety.

References

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2008 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • NFPA 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The following reference is NOT permitted to be taken into the exam. However, it is recommended for studying as questions will be pulled from it and it contains many useful formulas.

  • Ugly’s Electrical References

Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the electrical exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.

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