Requirements to Obtaining your License
- Please note the Business and Law Examination is required for ALL Contractor licenses.
- To qualify for the Unlimited license, two (2) years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or at least six (6) years of equivalent experience and training is required.
- Applications needs to be approved by the state
Work that can be Done Under this License
This license allows work limited to low voltage, alarm or signal work, audio and sound systems, and telephone-interconnect. The voltage of any system is not to exceed forty-eight (48) volts or five (5) amperes where such work commences at an outlet receptacle or connection previously installed by a person holding the proper electrical license.
Unlimited Electrical Contractor can install, maintain, alter, repair any wire, cable, conduit, raceway, fixture or equipment that transmits, transforms, or uses electrical energy.
Journeyperson Electrician can perform all of the same work as an Unlimited Electrical Contractor while under the employment of an Unlimited Electrical Contractor.
Applying to get your License
The application fee for a Contractor's license is $75.00 while the application fee for a journeyperson license is $45.00.
Reciprocity AgreementsThere are no reciprocal agreements for this license as of this time.
Continuing EducationElectrical Contractors/Journeypersons are required to have 7 hours of continuing education each year.
- The Connecticut Unlimited Journeyperson Electrical exam has 70 questions and a time limit of 180 minutes while the Unlimited Electrical Contractor exam has 80 questions and a time limit of 240 minutes.
- Both examinations require a 70% to pass.
- Topics on both examinations include general electrical knowledge; service, feeders, and branch circuits; grounding and bonding; conductors and cables; raceways and boxes; special occupancies and equipment; electrical power; motors; low voltage; lighting; illuminated signs; fire detection and alarm systems; safety information; overcurrent protection; and high voltage.
- The fee for the exam is $62 and pre-approval is required.
- Please note that the Connecticut Business and Law exam is also required to be passed if you are wanting to obtain the contractor's license.
- To schedule your exams, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267
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.
- 2014 National Electrical Code
- NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code
- OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
- Ugly's Electrical References
- Dr Watts Shirt Pocket Electrical Guide
- Photovoltaic Systems
- The Easy Guide to Solar Electric Part II Installation Manual
- Convert your Home To Solar Energy
Exam Review, Training, Education
We currently offer 2 options to help you pass your electrical exam Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. The practice tests only option includes practice tests, test taking tips and instructor support.
Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the 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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