Washington Licensing Overview for an Electrician

Licensing for an electrician in Washington is controlled by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.

General Guidelines for an Electrician in Washington

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 register with the state and annually report the hours worked

• Journeyman License: Must graduate from an apprentice program or work under a journeyman electrician for 4 years, or work under a journeyman electrician for two years and attend a vocational-technical school for 2 years, or received military training in electrical contracting

• Master Electrician License: Must be licensed as either a master journeyman electrician or master specialty electrician

What’s the state licensing site for an electrician?

Washington Department of Labor and Industries

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?