In order to get qualified as a journeyman electrician in North Dakota, you must satisfy these following North Dakota electrical license requirements:
1. Have a minimum of four years (8,000 hours) of electrical work experience
2. Send in an Application for Electrician’s License to the North Dakota State Electrical Board
3. Sit for and pass the North Dakota electrician licensing exam
You may obtain up to a year’s credit if you’ve graduated from a two-year electrical course accredited by the State Electrical Board. In addition to electrical installation work, you may make up your work experience hours with any combination of the following:
– Maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and equipment (Maximum of 2,000 hours)
– Wiring and maintaining light, heat, power and fire alarm systems (Maximum of 1,000 hours)
– Wiring and maintaining process control systems (Maximum of 2,000 hours)
– Military electrical construction experience (Maximum of 2,000 hours)
If you have been a North Dakota registered apprentice, you will also be required to submit an official sealed transcript if you’ve graduated from a State Electrical Board approved trade school as well as an Apprenticeship Training Completion Certificate.
Taking The North Dakota Electrical License Examination
To be able to sit for the North Dakota electrical license examination, you must lodge an application with the North Dakota State Electrical Board (NDSEB). You can download the applicationfrom the NDSEB website. The journeyman license application fee is $25 and must be included with your application for it to be considered. The application fee is not refundable.
To show that you’ve fulfilled the work experience requirements, you must also get your past and present employers to each fill out an Employment Verification Record. Each of these forms should detail your exact employment starting and ending dates as well as the total number of hours worked, and be signed and notarized by a licensed master electrician. Unfortunately, you may not use union records or letters to substantiate your work experience.
Once your application has been processed and approved, you will be allowed to schedule your electrical exam. The North Dakota electrician licensing exam is open book and is based on the 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code. You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass the exam.
Once you have passed the exam and received your license, you’ll need to renew your license annually by paying a renewal fee of $25. You’ll also need to do a minimum of 8 hours of continuing electrician training, 4 hours of which must be on the latest edition of the NEC, in order to renew your license.