Ohio Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Ohio is controlled by the State of Ohio Department of Commerce.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Ohio

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: Only Required in the jurisdictions of Middletown and Hamilton; requirements vary.

• Electrical Contractor License: Mandatory license for contractors in commercial work; must take a written exam and have at least 5 years of experience in the trade; may also be an engineer or have at least 3 years of business experience in the construction industry.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

State of Ohio Department of Commerce

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.

What are fees associated with licensing?