Massachusetts Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Massachusetts is controlled by the Massachusetts State Examiners of Electricians.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Massachusetts

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 (Certificate B) License: Must have at least four years (8,000 hours) of experience as a learner or apprentice under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman electrician and must pass an examination

• Master Electrician (Certificate A) License: Issued to firms or individuals and are similar to contractor licenses in other states; must have at least 1 year of experience as a licensed journeyman electrician and pass a written examination

• Electrical Contractor License: Certificate C licenses are issued to systems contractors who have at least one year of experience as a licensed systems technician and pass a written examination; Certificate D licenses are issued to systems technicians who install, repair, or maintain fire warning, security, or other power limited systems and pass an examination

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Massachusetts State Examiners of 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?

Renews annually on July 31

What are fees associated with licensing?