Oregon Electrician License Requirements

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We found the following Electrician requirements for Oregon.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Electrician, General Journeyman Apprentice (Inside)

This apprenticeship leads to the General Journeyman Electrician license. Inside electricians perform electrical installations, construction, maintenance, repair and service. They work on electrical construction projects ranging from single-family residences to state-of-the-art industrial plants. They install conduits and wire lighting, switches, converters, and complex computerized systems.

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Limited Energy Technician Class B (LEB) Apprentice

This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class B Technician license. Limited energy Class B technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA) Apprentice

This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Energy Class A Technician license. Limited energy Class A technicians install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes, including protective signaling systems (fire alarm, nurse call, security), communications systems (data telecommunications, intercom and paging) and specialized control systems (HVAC, medical, boiler, clock and instrumentation).

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Limited Maintenance Apprentice

This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Maintenance Electrician license. Limited maintenance electricians maintain, repair and replace electrical installations on the premises of industrial plants where the individual is employed, or on electrical systems that are less than 600 volts phase to phase on the premises of commercial office buildings or buildings occupied by the state or a local government entity where the individual is employed.

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Limited Residential Apprentice

This apprenticeship leads to the Electrician, Limited Residential (LR) license. Residential electricians work in all phases of the residential electrical construction and service industry. They do the electrical construction work on projects ranging from single-family residences to apartment complexes. Workers install wiring for power, lighting and specialized systems, such as telephone systems or sound and fire alarm, in all types of dwellings. They also perform repair and maintenance on existing dwellings.

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Manufacturing Plant, Apprentice

This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician license. Manufacturing plant electricians provide basic electrical maintenance on existing equipment in factories and industrial manufacturing facilities. They also install and wire electric motors and machinery of all sizes, and perform preventive maintenance on production and facilities equipment, initiate and modify electrical designs, and update electrical drawings.

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrician, Signmaker Apprentice

This is an apprenticeship for the sign fabricators craft and leads to the Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician license. Sign fabricators craft signs by hand from a variety of materials including metal, plastic and glass. Tools used include state-of-the-art equipment such as computerized numerical control (CNC) cutting machines and computer driven plotters, as well as traditional equipment such as hydraulic cranes for installations and repairs.

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:

Bureau of Labor and Industries
800 NE Oregon St, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232

Electrical Specialty Code Inspector (EI)

Electrical specialty code inspectors conduct inspections and plan reviews on commercial and residential electrical work ​to ensure compliance with the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). These inspectors must also hold an active Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC).

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Certifications
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Residential Electrical Inspector (CAE)

This license allows the holder to conduct on-site construction inspections of electrical work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, excluding apartment buildings. Must also hold an active Oregon Inspector Certification.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Certifications
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

General Journeyman Electrician (J)

Make any electrical installation under the supervision, direction and control of a general supervising electrician, unless doing work that requires the direction of a limited supervising electrician or doing work requiring supervision.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Reciprocal General Journeyman (J)

Authorized to make any electrical installation under the supervision, direction, and control of a general supervising electrician, unless doing work that requires the direction of a limited supervising electrician or doing work requiring no supervision.",State exam required,No education required,Continuing education required,Experience,No criminal record requirements,DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical,,,PO Box 14470,Salem,OR,97309,, https://apps.oregon.gov/SOS/LicenseDirectory/LicenseDetail/914, permits; licensee is the only individual authorized to direct, supervise, or control the installation or alteration of an electrical service.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (BME)

Maintain, repair, and replace electrical appliances, light switches and fixtures, fans, receptacles, and fluorescent ballasts on the premises of commercial office buildings, buildings occupied by the state or a local government entity, and facilities designated by the Electrical and Elevator Board in electrical systems not exceeding 300 volts to ground.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA)

Install, alter, and repair all limited energy systems. An LEA must be licensed as an electrical contractor or must work for an electrical contractor, limited energy contractor, or for one employer in an industrial plant.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Energy Technician Class B (LEB)

Perform limited energy electrical activity that does not include protective signaling (An LEB must be licensed as an electrical contractor, or must work for an electrical contractor, limited energy contractor, or for one employer in an industrial plant.)

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician (PJ)

Install, maintain, replace, and repair electrical wiring and electrical products on or in an existing operable manufacturing plant or industrial plant owned or used by employer. (Must work under the supervision, direction and control of a limited supervising electrician. If there is no supervising electrician, licensee is limited to repair and maintenance work.)

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician (SIG)

Install and service electrical signs and outline lighting. Must be employed by a limited sign contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Current employment

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Journeyman Stage Electrician (ST)

Install temporary feeders, branch circuits, and equipment used for the production of shows, exhibits, displays, festivals, conventions, stage, theater, film, or video productions; perform maintenance on temporary equipment. Must be employed by an electrical contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Current employment

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME)

Repair and maintain existing electrical installation on or in an existing operable plant, commercial building, or institution. An LME is not authorized to make new electrical installations or to perform work on services.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Renewable Energy Technician (LRT)

Make renewable energy system installations. Must be employed by a limited renewable energy contractor or electrical contractor.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Current employment

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Residential Electrician (LR)

Make electrical installations on one- and two-family or multifamily dwelling units, not exceeding three floors above grade. (Must work under the supervision, direction, and control of a general supervising electrician.)

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Limited Supervising Electrician (PS)

Design, plan, and lay out work; sign all permits; licensee is the only individual authorized to direct, supervise, or control the installation, maintenance, replacement, and repair of electrical wiring and electrical products on or in an exiting operable plant, hospital, commercial building, or institution.

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:

DCBS - Building Codes Division - Electrical
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309

Cross Connection Specialist Certification

The Department issues certification cards for Testers and Specialists on a 2-year certification cycle. Certifications expire on December 31st every two years based upon the first letter in the last name of the individual. Individuals with a last name beginning with A-K expire in even numbered years, and individuals with last names beginning with L-Z expire in odd numbered years.

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:

OHA-Drinking Water
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 640
Portland, OR 97232

 

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