Electrical Contractor State Requirements

How To Become A Utah Electrical Contractor

Utah offers electricians the opportunity to be licensed as a master electrician, master residential electrician, journeyman residential electrician, and journeyman. An electrical Utah contractor license requires a specific amount of education and experience, and a test.

To be eligible for a Utah master electrician license, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and one year of work experience as an apprentice, an associate’s degree with two years experience as a licensed journeyman, or a certificate from an electrical trade school and four years worth of experience as a licensed journeyman.

In order to hold a Utah journeyman electrician license, you must complete approved apprenticeship training and four years of work experience or accumulate eight years of practical experience in wiring equipment for power, heat, and light.

To obtain a Utah residential journeyman electrician license you will need to complete an apprenticeship program and complete two years of experience working as a licensed apprentice or you must have four years experience in wiring and installing equipment for heat, light, and power. A residential master electrician license in Utah requires two years of experience as a licensed residential journeyman.

The electrical Utah contractor license tests are given by PSI at various locations throughout the state. Once the Utah Division of Professional Licensing has accepted your application, you will be given permission to apply for the test. The practical and codes portion of the test is based upon the 2008 National Electrical Code.

The Utah journeyman electrician test is broken into three parts. One portion is on electrical codes, has 80 questions, and takes three hours to complete. Another portion covers electrical theory. This consists of 50 questions and has an allotted time of one hour forty minutes. The practical portion of the test has five items and takes about an hour and a half. In order to pass the Utah electrical contractor license examinations, you must achieve a minimum score of 75%.

The Utah journeyman application costs $110 and the total cost for the test is $216. The license must be renewed every two years at a cost of $63. Sixteen continuing education credits are needed for renewal; eight of those hours must be on the National Electrical Codes.

The Utah journeyman electrician license has reciprocity with Arkansas, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and South Dakota.

The examination for the Utah master electrician license also has three parts. However, if you have previously passed the practical portion of the journeyman exam, you do not have to take the practical portion of the master electrician examination.

The master electrician examination has 80 questions on the National Electrical Codes that takes three hours to complete. Fifty questions are on electrical theory and take an hour and forty minutes. The practical portion of the text has seven items and has an allotted time of two hours.

The cost to apply for a master license is $110 and the test costs $216 for all three parts or $72 for each individual portion. The Utah master electrician license must be renewed every two years at a cost of $63. Sixteen hours of continuing education requirements are needed. This Utah electrical contractor license has reciprocity with Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.

The application forms for the electrical Utah contractor license can be downloaded from the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing website. You can also use the site to change your contact details and renew your license when it comes due.