Minnesota Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Minnesota is controlled by the Minnesota Board of Electricity.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Minnesota

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: Must have at least 4 years of experience installing and repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment and pass an examination. The Board also licenses installers, which requires a post-high school course in electricity, one year of experience, and passing an exam. Maintenance electricians require four years of experience in maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and equipment and passing scores on an exam.

• Master Electrician License: Must be a graduate of a four-year electrical program or have 1 year of experience as a licensed journeyman, or at least 5 years of experience in planning, laying out, supervision and installing wiring, apparatus, and equipment.

• Electrical Contractor License: Must be a licensed master electrician or must employ a licensed class A or B master electrician. Technology system contractors must pass an alarm and communication contractor examination.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Minnesota Board of Electricity

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?