Montana Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Montana is controlled by the Montana State Electrical Board.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Montana

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?

• Apprentice License: Must be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and work under the direct supervision of a journeyman or master electrician

•J ourneyman License: Must have at least 4 years of experience in an apprenticeship in electrical construction work and pass a written examination. The Board also licenses residential electricians, who must have at least 4 years of experience in an apprenticeship in the electrical trade or two years of practical experience in electrical construction work.

• Master Electrician License: Must have at least 5 years of experience in planning, laying out, and supervision of electrical construction (or 4 years for graduates of an electrical trade school) and pass a written examination

• Electrical Contractor License: Must identify a full-time Montana licensed journeyman or master electrician and provide proof with workers’ compensation and unemployment laws

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Montana State Electrical 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?

Renews every 2 years.

What are fees associated with licensing?