Virginia Licensing Overview for an Electrician
Licensing for an electrician in Virginia is controlled by the Virginia Board for Contractors.
General Guidelines for an Electrician in Virginia
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 (Tradesman) License: Must have at least 4 years of practical experience and 240 hours of formal vocational training or similar training/education; there is a statewide examination, although local political subdivisions may elect not to test journeymen
• Master Electrician License: Must have at least one year of experience as a journeyman; there is a statewide examination, although local political subdivisions may elect not to test master electricians
• Electrical Contractor License: Must hold either a Class A or Class B license or Class C certificate, according to project amount
What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?
What are some training programs available for an electrician?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
What are fees associated with licensing?