Maryland Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Maryland is controlled by the State Board of Master Electricians.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Maryland

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: Licensed at the county level, requirements vary.

• Master Electrician License: Statewide master electrician license can be obtained by examination only through the State Board of Master Electricians and is a non-performing license (can only be used to obtain the necessary local electrician license); municipalities are also authorized to license electrical contractors and electricians; must have at least 7 years of experience working under the supervision of a master electrician.

• Electrical Contractor License: Local municipalities are authorized to license electrical contractors.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

State Board of Master Electricians

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 June 30 in each even-numbered year

What are fees associated with licensing?