Requirements to Obtaining your License
An Electrical Contractors License is required in West Virginia when the project exceeds $1,000.
Work that can be Done Under this License
“Electrical Contractor” means a person who engages in the business of contracting to install, erect, repair or alter electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy and work incidental to the undertaking.
Applying to get your License
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office recognizes reciprocity with several jurisdictions. Regardless of the jurisdiction, each applicant MUST possess the minimum WV requirements for licensure. Reciprocity can only be granted if the individual tested under the current licensing entity and with proof of successfully passing an examination. Individuals who previously held a WV Electrician's License and allowed it to expire ARE NOT eligible for reciprocity.
Virginia - Master and Journeyman Classifications
Ohio - Master Classification
North Carolinia - Master Classification
Kentucky - Master and Journeyman Classifications
Maryland - Master Classification
WV Division of Labor, Contractor's Board - Master Classification
There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.
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.