California Electrician License Requirements

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We found the following Electrician requirements for California.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Low Voltage Systems Contractor

Low Voltage Systems Contractor, Class Code C-7: License Application Fee: $330. Initial License Fee: $200 for 2 years. Experience Requirement: At least 4 years journey level experience; must be at least 18 years of age. Exam Requirement: Business/law exam and trade exam. Exam Frequency: Computerized exams given daily at 8 sites throughout the state. Re-exam Fee: $60 Additional License Requirements: Fingerprinting, license bond(s), proof of workers' compensation coverage or exemption therefrom. Renewal Period: Active: $450 for 2 years; Inactive: $225 for 4 years. Additional information: The Board's publication "Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor", study guides and license applications can be found on the Contractors State License Board's Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov. All contractors/builders must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board in order to perform work in California.  The list of classifications and scope of work for each is available on the Board’s website at www.cslb.ca.gov.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Felony convictions prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Consumer Affairs
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 321-2752

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Examination Requirements:  National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) Electrical 8 hour examination and Take-Home California State Laws and Board Rules exam.

Renewal (currently every 2 years): Examination Frequency:  Semi-Annual (April and October) examination cycle.  For final filing dates, see our website. Exam Locations: Statewide at designated locations.  See website: www.bpelsg.ca.gov. Experience Requirement: Professional licensure for engineering is based on a demonstration of education and experience. Fees: Application: For current fee schedule, please refer to the Board's website at http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/applicants/fee_schedule_new.shtml. With an Engineering In Training (EIT) certificate, six years of professional level qualifying experience in the branch of engineering in which the applicant is seeking licensure less applicable credit for verified education (if any).  Waiver of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam is available with an engineering or accredited engineering technology degree and 15-17 years of work experience.  Please see our website for the requirements for waiving the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Average Time to Process Application:Up to sixty days.

Requirements:

Exam: Both state and third-party exams required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Felony convictions prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Board for Professional Engineers
2535 Capital Oaks Drive, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-2222

Electrical Contractor

Electrical Contractor, Class Code C-10: License Application Fee: $330. Initial License Fee: $200 for 2 years. Experience Requirement: At least 4 years journey level experience; must be at least 18 years of age. Exam Requirement: Business/law exam and trade exam. Exam Frequency: Computerized exams given daily at 8 sites throughout the state. Re-exam Fee: $60. Additional License Requirements: Fingerprinting, license bond(s), proof of workers' compensation coverage or exemption therefrom. Renewal Period: Active: $450 for 2 years; Inactive: $225 for 4 years. All contractors/builders must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board in order to perform work in California.  The list of classifications and scope of work for each is available on the Board’s website at www.cslb.ca.gov. The Board's publication ""Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor", study guides and license applications can be found on the Contractors State License Board's Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Felony convictions prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Consumer Affairs
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 321-2752

Non-Electrical Sign Installation Limited Specialty Contractor

Sign Installation Limited Specialty Contractor, Class Code C-61/D-42: License Application Fee: $330. Initial License Fee: $200 for 2 years. Experience Requirement: At least 4 years journey level experience; must be at least 18 years of age. Exam Requirement: Business/law exam. Exam Frequency: Computerized exams given daily at 8 sites throughout the state. Re-exam Fee: $60. Additional License Requirements: Fingerprinting, license bond(s), proof of workers' compensation coverage or exemption therefrom. Renewal Period: Active: $450 for 2 years; Inactive: $225 for 4 years.

Comments: The Board's publication "Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor", study guides and license applications can be found on the Contractors State License Board's Web site at www.cslb.ca.gov.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: Felony convictions prohibited

State Licensing Agency:

Department of Consumer Affairs
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
(800) 321-2752

 

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