In order for you to become a licensed journeyman electrician in Oklahoma, you will need to fulfill these Oklahoma electrical license requirements:
1. Have a minimum of 8,000 hours of verifiable experience in the electrical trade as a registered apprentice under a licensed journeyman or contractor
2. Lodge an Application for Electrical Licensure with the Construction Industries Board
3. Sit for and pass the Oklahoma electrical license exam
It’s important to note that 4,000 hours of your work experience must have been in commercial or industrial work for it to be considered. However, you may obtain up to 2,000 hours of credit for board-approved electrical experience or verified military electrical installation experience. If you wish to get credit for any educational qualifications that you may have, you must present transcripts, classroom hours attended, grades and certificates of approved courses within your application.
Sitting For The Oklahoma Electrical License Exam
If you wish to sit for the Oklahoma electrical license exam, you’ll need to fill out an Application for Electrical Licensure and send it in to the Construction Industries Board. You can download the application form from the website, or contact the board directly to contain a copy. Applying for a license costs $75 and this includes both the processing fee and the license fee. Your application must include a check for the amount to be considered, and the application fee is non-refundable.
In order to satisfy the work experience condition, you must provide a complete work history together with your application. If you have worked with multiple employers, you will need to get each one of them to fill out the work history form for you. All work experience affidavits must be signed by your employer and notarized to be accepted.
Once your application has been received and processed by the board, you will be able to schedule your electrical exam with PSI, the testing service. The examination fee is $100 and is payable to PSI directly. The Oklahoma electrical license exam is open book and is based on the 2008 edition of the National Electrical Code. The exam contains 100 questions and is 240 minutes in duration, and you will need to achieve a score of 75% to pass.
After passing the exam, you will need to notify the Construction Industries Board to obtain your license. Renewing your license costs $50 a year and you’ll also need to do 6 hours of continuing electrician training within a year after the state adopts a new edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC).