Oregon Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Oregon is controlled by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Oregon

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 as a general electrician and pass a written exam; limited journeyman license requires at least 4 years of experience in a recognized branch of the electrical trade and pass a written exam; specialty limited journeyman license.

• Master Electrician (Limited Supervising) License: Must have at least 4 years of experience as a journeyman in an electrical trade.

• Electrical Contractor License: Issued through the Construction Contractors Board to firms or individuals; all work must be under the supervision of a licensed supervising electrician.

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Oregon Construction Contractors 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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?