Illinois Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Illinois is controlled by the City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings, City of Aurora.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Illinois

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?

• Journeyman License: Some municipalities license journeymen

• Electrical Contractor License: Municipalities license electrical contractors

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

City of Chicago’s Department of Buildings, City of Aurora

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?

License expires every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?