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Ohio Electrical License and Exam

License Requirements

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • Passing the Business and Law Exam is required to be licensed.
  • Required to have prior approval from the State Board before testing.
  • It will cost $60 to renew and you must show proof of insurance ($500,000 liability minimum) and have completed continued education requirements.
Work Under this License

Work that can be Done Under this License

An Electrical Contractor may engage in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy.

Applications for a License

Applying to get your License

Complete the license application accurately and mail it with a $25 application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Treasurer, State of Ohio at the address listed above. The license application fee is nonrefundable. Upon receipt of your application, OCILB will determine your eligibility to take the examination.

Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Industrial Compliance
Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board
6606 Tussing Road, P.O. Box 4009
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-9009
Telephone: 614-644-3493


Reciprocity Agreements

There are agreements with Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

10 hours total. 5 of the 10 hours must be in code.


Exam Details

  • 100 questions and a time limit of 4 hrs
  • Topics on the examination includes: General electrical knowledge, transformers and equipment, service feeders and branch circuits, raceways, boxes, and panelboards, conductors and cables, control devices, motors and generators, utilization equipment, and special occupancy.
  • Call PSI for testing info at 1-800-733-9267

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.

The following reference is allowed in the testing center:

  • National Electrical Code, 2014 Edition
  • Ugly's Electrical References
Exam Review and Education

Exam Review, Training, Education

We offer review for the exam in an online format. The online practice tests includes hundreds of questions and covers key concepts that you will be tested on. To enroll, click the following link or call our office toll free at 1-800-952-0910.

We also offer practice tests to help you pass the business and law exam. Both courses can be purchased together or separately.

Electrical Exam Review: $199

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OH Exam Review

Ohio Electrical License and Exam Review

Online Exam Review

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Course Includes:
  • Electrical Practice Tests
  • Highlighting Guides
  • Theory and Calculations
  • Test Taking Tips
  • Instructor Support
  • Licensing Information
  • iOS/Android Tablet and Smartphone Compatible
  • 1 Year of Access
  • Price: $199

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If you are not able to pass your exam on the SECOND attempt, we will refund your course fee.  Conditions do apply.  Call for details.

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