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Utah Electrical License (Master/Journeyman/Residential)

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License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Master exam: you must have one of the following:

    • a bachelor's degree from a Division-approved electrical engineering program and one year of full-time Division-approved work experience
    • an associate's degree from a Division-approved applied science program and two years of full-time Division-approved work experience
    • eight years of full-time Division-approved work experience

    Residential Master exam: you must have two years of full-time Division-approved work experience as a licensed residential journeyman electrician.

    Journeyman exam: you must have four years of full-time apprentice training or six years of full-time Division-approved work experience. To qualify for the residential journeyman exam you must have two years of full-time apprentice training and two years of full-time Division-approved work experience or four years of full-time Division-approved work experience.

Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

Master Electrician – A person who possesses the knowledge and skill to design, plan, layout, install, alter, repair, add to, or change electrical conductors, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof which generates, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form for light, heat, power, or communications.

Journeyman Electrician – A person who possesses the knowledge and skill to install, alter, repair, add to, or change electrical conductors, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit, or any part thereof which generates, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form for light, heat, power, or communications.

Residential Master Electrician – A person who possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential projects where the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.

Residential Journeyman Electrician – A person who possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes, on buildings using primarily nonmetallic sheathed cable where the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

$110 nonrefundable to file an application for a license. The exam will cost you $110. Your first license is free and it's good for two years, expiring July 31 of the even-numbered years.

Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801)530-6628

Reciprocity

Reciprocity Agreements

Limited Agreements exits with Alaska,Minnesota,South Dakota,Colorado,Montana,Washington,Idaho,Oklahoma,Wyoming,Nebraska

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

16 hours of related course work, with a minimum of 8 hours on current edition of the National Electric Code every even year.

Examination

Exam Details

  • Master Electrician and Journeyman
    • Code Portion - 80 questions, 180 minutes
    • Theory Portion - 50 questions, 100 minutes
    • Practical Portion (master) - 7 items, 120 minutes
    • Practical Portion (journeyman) - 5 items, 90 minutes
  • Residential Master and Journeyman Electrician
    • Code Portion - 80 questions, 180 minutes
    • Theory Portion - 50 questions, 100 minutes
    • Practical Portion (master) - 6 items, 60 minutes
    • Practical Portion (journeyman) - 4 items, 60 minutes
  • Minimum score of 75%
  • Exams are given by PSI, 1-800-733-9267

References

Books and References for the Exam

These books are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

References allowed at the test center:

  • Code Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • 2011 National Electrical Code
    • Utah Amendments to the NEC (click here to print)
    • Ugly's Electrical References

  • Theory Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • Ugly's Electrical References

  • Practical Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • There are now references permitted for this portion
    • You are required to bring: Two 5-foot pieces of 1/2-inch EMT conduit, One 1/2-inch EMT bender, One Continuity tester or multi-meter, One 1/2-inch conduit reamer, One straight blade screwdriver, One Phillips screwdriver, One pai of long nose pliers, One pair of side cut pliers, One pair of wire strippers, One hacksaw, One tape measure

References used to create the exam but not allowed at the test center

  • Code Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook
    • American Electricians' Handbook
  • Theory Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • 2011 National Electrical Code
    • Utah Amendments to the NEC (click here to print)
    • American Electricians Handbook

  • Practical Portion (Master, Journeyman, Residential)
    • Conduit Bending Workbook
    • Electric Motor Control (Master only)
    • 2011 National Electrical Code
    • Utah Amendments to the NEC (click here to print)

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