Colorado Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Colorado is controlled by the Colorado State Electrical Board.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Colorado

Specific requirements to perform electrician services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for an electrician license?

• Apprentice License: Must be registered with the Board

• Journeyman License: Must have at least 4 years of practical experience wiring, installing and repairing electrical apparatus and equipment

• Master Electrician License: Must be a graduate electrical engineer and have at least 1 year of practical electrical experience in the construction industry or must be a graduate of an electrical trade school with at least 4 years of experience in electrical work; must pass a written exam

• Electrical Contractor License: Open book examination on the National Electric Code required. To qualify: individual contractors must be licensed as master electricians; firms must employ at least one master electrician in a supervisory capacity

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Colorado State Electrical Board

What are some training programs available for an electrician?

See schools and training programs.

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?