Kentucky Electrician License Requirements

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We found the following Electrician requirements for Kentucky.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Electrical Contractor

Any individual that engages in the business of or employs others for construction, alteration, or repair of any electrical wiring used for the purpose of furnishing heat, light, or power.    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS    Ability to read, comprehend, and write. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: For application procedures, contact Block and Associates. Examinations are administered on a regular basis, with a fee of $50.00 charged by Block and Associates. The examination is Open Book, with the passing score being a minimum of 70%. There is no waiting period for retesting. GENERAL INFORMATION for LICENSURE or CERTIFICATION: Initial application fee is $100.00; annual renewal fee is $25.00. Failure to renew on or before July 1 of each year require a delinquent renewal fee of $100.00. After January 1 the following year a reinstatement fee of $100.00, any unpaid renewal fees plus petition to the Commissioner with reason for lapse renewal. Possession of a Certificate of Electrical Contractor Certification is not a license to do business as an electrical contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Public Protection Cabinet
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2002

Certified Electrical Inspector

Inspects electrical installations to ascertain that they have been installed in compliance with the National Electrical Code.     EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS    Applicant shall possess the ability to speak, read and write in the English language and possess a general education level satisfactory to perform his duties.    EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS    Contact the regulatory agency for applications and testing information. Certification is based on the National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors Tests. Temporary nine (9) month certification is available on request from local officials. Temporary certification test is open book based on NEC standards. Application fee is $25.00.     GENERAL INFORMATION for LICENSURE or CERTIFICATION    There are no age, residency or moral requirements. Applicant must have no less than five (5) years work- experience, in the installation and/or design of all types of residential and commercial wiring systems installed in accordance with NEC standards. Kentucky has no reciprocity agreement with any state.     CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (after licensure or certification)   Certificates will be reissued upon request after reexamination or after a presentation of proof by the electrical inspector that he has successfully completed 12 hours of continuing education courses conducted or approved by the Department prior to expiration. The fee for renewal shall be $25.00, payable to State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Kentucky.    SPECIAL COMMENTS or CONDITIONS    Temporary examination can be taken three (3) times for certification.

Requirements:

Exam: Third-party exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Public Protection Cabinet
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2002

Master Electrician

Electrician

Please contact the state licensing agency for more information.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Public Protection Cabinet
500 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-2002

Mining, Electrical Inspector

A state employee who inspects underground and surface mines for safe electrical practices as required by law. Teaches first aid, mine rescue, foreman's school, and fire boss classes and initial electrical and annual electrical retraining classes. Attends safety meetings and consults with mine operators and employees on safety matters. Assists with mine rescue and recovery work during and after mine fires and gas ignitions.    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS    Five (5) years experience in coal mines. A bachelor's degree in mining engineering from a recognized institution will substitute for two (2) years of the required experience. An associate degree in Mining technology from a recognized institution will substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.    EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS    Contact the regulatory agency for application procedures. For schedule of examinations contact the District Office in Martin, Hazard, Harlan, London, Pikeville, or Madisonville. Must pass the Mine Inspectors and Electrical certification exam, with a score of 80% in all subjects. Examination fee of $50.00. Should you fail, apply to retake the next time the test is administered.     GENERAL INFORMATION for LICENSURE or CERTIFICATION    Applicant must be approximately twenty-three (23) years of age and have five (5) years of experience. Must have a preemployment physical examination, reflecting good health. Must be a Kentucky resident. Must be conscientious and trustworthy to ensure safety of self, employees and the public. Kentucky has no reciprocity agreement with any state. Must possess an underground mine foreman certificate.     CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (after licensure or certification)    Sixteen (16) hours of retraining PLUS electrical retraining annually."

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Division of Mine Safety
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-6276

Mining, Electrical Worker

Performs electrical work on all mining machinery both surface and underground mine operations. Maintain and repair all electrical circuits.    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS    Must have at least one (1) year experience electrical work on surface mines, in underground mines, mine equipment manufacturing industry or in any other industry, using or manufacturing similar equipment. There are no minimum educational requirements for this occupation.    EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS    Contact the regulatory agency for application and procedures. Time and location of examinations determined by the instructor. Written six (6) part examination with 80% passing grade on all subjects. Should you fail, retake required on all subjects with a grade less than 80%. Retake must be within thirty (30) days.    GENERAL INFORMATION for LICENSURE or CERTIFICATION    For age, residency, physical condition, moral character and work experience, contact the regulatory agency for specific details. Must be conscientious and trustworthy to ensure safety of self and fellow employees. Electrical workers certification will be issued by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals.    CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (after licensure or certification)    Annual retraining is required in order to retain certification. Contact the regulatory agency for further details.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Division of Mine Safety
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 782-6276

Electrical Instructor

Please contact the state licensing agency for more information.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Division of Mine Safety
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
​​​​​​​(502) 782-6276

 

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