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Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician, Part I/Part II

The Journeyman’s scope of work includes; installing, repairing, or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, and fire warning or security system purposes. A Journeyman is allowed to do work under his own license without the supervision of a Master Electrician however, he is limited to the employment of one apprentice only and he cannot create a corporation, partnership or hire additional employees unless he obtains a Master Electricians License.

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Work Experience Required for Class B (Journeyman Electrician) License

(1) An apprentice shall furnish documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having completed electrical work experience totaling a minimum of 8000 clock hours over a period of no less than four years before making an application for examination.

(2) Such work experience, as an apprentice, shall have been under the direct supervision of a holder of a Massachusetts Class B (Journeyman) license in accordance with M.G.L. c. 141, § 8.

(3) Applicants may receive credit for electrical shop experience toward the 8000 hour apprenticeship experience requirement provided however, that such experience was obtained in a public vocational school program approved by the Department of Education under M.G.L. c. 74 or in a private occupational school program licensed by the Department of Education under M.G.L. c. 93 or in a college/university program approved by the Board.

(4) Applicants with work experience in systems work may apply 25% of that experience, up to a maximum of 2000 clock hours and one year, towards the experience requirement for the journeyman's examination.

(5) Apprentices shall not be given credit for work experience completed six years prior to the successful completion date of their Board approved education.

13.06: Education Requirements for Class B (Journeyman Electrician) License

(1) An apprentice shall furnish documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having successfully completed without substantial interruption 600 clock hours of classroom instruction as described in 237 CMR 22.01 based on the current or as the case may be a preceding Code before making an application for examination.

(2) An apprentice shall furnish documentary proof satisfactory to the Board of having obtained a high school diploma or the equivalent with their application if requested by the board.

(3) Applicants with education in systems may apply 25% of that education, up to a maximum of 150 clock hours, towards the education requirement for the journeyman's examination.

(4) Applicants may receive credit for electrical related instruction toward the 600 clock hours of education provided however, that such instruction was obtained in a public vocational school program approved by the Department of Education under M.G.L. c. 74 or in a private occupational school program licensed by the Department of Education under M.G.L. c. 93 or in a college/university program approved by the Board.

(5) Applicants who have education, work experience and/or licenses in another state or jurisdiction (other than those with reciprocity with Massachusetts), may be eligible for a waiver of this education requirement if determined by the Board by 237 CMR 13.11, 13.12, and 13.13.

The Journeyman’s scope of work includes; installing, repairing, or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, and fire warning or security system purposes. A Journeyman is allowed to do work under his own license without the supervision of a Master Electrician however, he is limited to the employment of one apprentice only and he cannot create a corporation, partnership or hire additional employees unless he obtains a Master Electricians License.

Applications may be obtained from:

Board of State Examiners of Electricians
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
(617)727-9931
www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/el/default.htm

Important Contacts

Information regarding the registration of Home Improvement contractors may be obtained from:
Board of Building Regulations & Standards
Home Improvement Contractor Program
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617)727-7532
Electrical Contractors may obtain information regarding Electrical Licensing from:
Board of State Examiners of Electricians
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
(617)727-9931
To register for an examination, Contact:

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The state of Massachusetts has a reciprocity agreement with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington and Oregon for this license. Please contact each state for individual requirements.
Massachusetts requires 21 Hours of continuing education on the current National Electrical Code updates every three years.

The exam is administered by PSI.

The Journeyman Electrician Part 1 is 70 questions, open-book and 3 hours to complete. The fee is $80.00

The Journeyman Electrician Part 2 is 30 questions, open-book and 1 hours to complete. The fee is $55.00

70% is required to pass.

 

Topics for Part 1 include:  General Knowledge, Services, Grounding and Bonding, Wiring Methods and Devices, Motors, Transformers, Low-Voltage Distribution, Special Occupancies and Overcurrent Protection, Lighting an dAlarm Systems.

Topics for Part 2 include:  Circuit Calculations, Electrica Schematics and Plans, Materials and Components, Troubleshooting and Testing, Massachusetts Amendments, Licensing Laws & Regulations.  

 

 

American Contractors is offering a 2-day course to help prepare for the Massachusetts Master Electrician license. For more information regarding this license, please contact our office at (800) 992-1910. American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years.