West Virginia Electrician License Requirements

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We found the following Electrician requirements for West Virginia.

Please click on each license link for additional details.

Electrician (Mine)

Plans layout, installs, and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment; plans new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance, and avoid unsightly, hazardous, and unreliable wiring, consistent with specifications and electrical codes.  Prepares sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follows diagrams or blueprints.  Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit, using such tools as hacksaw, pipe threader, and conduit bender.  Pulls wiring through conduit assisted by electrician helper.  Splices wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads with knife or pliers, twisting or soldering wires together, and applying tape or terminal caps.  Connects wiring to power equipment using hand tools and power tools.  Connects power cables to equipment and installs grounding leads.  Tests continuity of circuit to electrical compatibility and safety of components using test instruments.  Observes functioning of installed equipment or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.  May repair faulty equipment or systems.  May cut and weld steel structural members, using flamecutting and welding equipment.

EXAMINATION AND FEES: Written and oral examinations; Given every third Friday of month; License: $15

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: 19 years old; One year experience in electrical work; 8 hours hazard training.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: Specific course required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

West Virginia Office of Miner's
1615 Washington Street East
Charleston, WV 25311

Electrical Engineer

A term applied to persons who possess educational qualifications, work experience, and legal certification where required as established by engineering schools, employers, and licensing authorities for employment in various fields of engineering.  Engineers typically function in one or more activities, such as research, development, design, production, consulting, administration and management, teaching, technical writing, or technical sales and service.  Classifications are made according to one or more engineering fields in which individuals are qualified for employment, such as aeronautical, civil, electrical, mechanical, chemical, mining, or other types of engineering. EXAMINATION AND FEES: Engineer Intern: April and October, application fee $5, exam fee $30, reapply $50; Professional Engineer: April and October, application fee $60, exam fee $60, reapply $80 Application Comity: $120 Completion of Registration for Professional Engineer: $25 Renewal: Active $35 (annually); Retired $25

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: State resident. Graduate of Board-approved engineering curricula. Four years experience in engineering or as engineering technician.

Requirements:

Exam: Third-party exam required

Education: Degree required

Continuing Education: Continuing education required

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

West Virginia State Board of Registration
608 Union Building
Charleston, WV 25301

Electrician, Helper/Journeyman/Master

Installs and repairs electrical wiring, fixtures, and control equipment in accordance with architects plans and blueprints, building codes, and other specifications.  Estimates the cost of material, labor, and the use of equipment which will be required to fulfill the provisions of the contract. EXAMINATION AND FEES: Written examination given quarterly, Examination: $10 License: $4 Renewal: $4 annually LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: 18 years old. Passage of examination.

Requirements:

Exam: State exam required

Education: No education required

Continuing Education: No continuing education requirement

Experience: Experience

Criminal Record: No criminal record requirements

State Licensing Agency:

Office of the West Virginia State Fire Marshal
2100 Washington Street East PO Box 50140
Charleston, WV 25305

 

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