Maine Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Maine is controlled by the Maine Electrician’s Examining Board.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Maine

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?

• Beginning Electrician: Must have some experience installing and repairing electrical wiring; must work under direct supervision of a master or journeyman electrician; local municipalities decide whether certification is required

• Journeyman License: Must have at least 5 years (1,000 hours) working under a master electrician; journeyman-in-training license must be under the employment of a master electrician, limited electrician, or electrical company

• Master Electrician License: The Board allows an electrician to obtain a license in any municipality without local examination; local municipalities decide whether certification is required

• Electrical Contractor License: The Board allows municipalities to accept electrical permit applications from owner of the contracting business, a partner in the contracting business applying on behalf of the partnership, or the chairman of the board or CEO applying on behalf of the contracting business

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Maine Electrician’s Examining 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?

License expires every two years

What are fees associated with licensing?