Electrical Contractor State Requirements

How To Become A Wyoming Electrical Contractor

In order to obtain an electrical Wyoming contractor license, you must first obtain a master electrician license or you must employ a master electrician.

All the work done by an electrical contractor must be carried out under the supervision and direction of a master electrician whether that is you or someone solely employed by you. The Wyoming electrical contractor license fee is $400 per year. There is no requirement for continuing education credits and no reciprocity is offered.

To obtain a Wyoming master electrician license you must have 8 years or 16,000 hours of electrical wiring experience that includes planning, laying out, and familiarity with the National Electrical Code.

Residential, industrial, and commercial experience is needed. Up to 2 years or 4000 hours of work experience can be exchanged for formal schooling at an approved institution. A master electrician in the state of Wyoming must always be employed by a licensed Wyoming electrical contractor.

ICC – Pearson VUE gives the master electrician examination. You must obtain approval from the Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety to apply for the test which is based upon the 2008 National Electrical Code. The test has 100 questions and takes five hours to complete. A score of at least 75% is needed to pass. The exam fee is $100 and the licensing fee is $200. The Wyoming master electrician license must be renewed every three years at a cost of $100. Sixteen hours of continuing education credits are needed for renewal. This license has reciprocity with Utah, Idaho, and South Dakota.

The Wyoming journeyman electrician license can be obtained after having four years work experience in electrical wiring along with 576 hours of classroom training. Work history must show proof of experience in laying out, planning, and familiarity with the National Electrical Code that covers residential, industrial, and commercial applications. In order to work in the state of Wyoming, a journeyman must be employed by a licensed Wyoming electrical contractor.

The journeyman test consists of 80 questions and has four hours allotted to complete. A grade of at least 70% is needed to pass. It is administered by ICC – Pearson VUE at various locations around the state. The exam fee is $100 and the journeyman license costs $100 initially and then $50 every three years. Sixteen continuing education hours are needed for renewal; at least eight of those hours must be on the National Electrical Code. The Wyoming journeyman electrician license has reciprocity with Arkansas, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Utah.

The forms needed to apply for the electrical Wyoming contractor license, master electrician, and journeyman can be downloaded from the Wyoming State Fire Marshall website. You can also download forms to begin an electrician apprenticeship program and renewal applications.