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Washington D.C. Master/Journeyman Electrician

As a Master Electrician, you are able to develop and oversee wire system installations, acquire permits, and design the routing of circuits for installation. A master electrician also has the ability to serve as a supervisor to other journeymen or apprentices.
Journeyman electricians have acquired the experience, knowledge, and training necessary to work independently, allowing them to gain even more experience and training in order to qualify for a master electrician license down the road. They work in commercial, industrial, and residential settings, where they are qualified to install, alter, add, and/or repair electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials and equipment. They have a full comprehension of the NEC and electrical theory. They often also supervise the work of apprentices.
Electrical Apprenticeships are structured, regulated, and all-inclusive, consisting of at least 4-5 years of classroom study and on-the-job training (between 500 and 1,000 classroom hours and between 8,000 and 10,000 hours on-the-job). Although most apprenticeships include the classroom component, you may complete an electrician diploma or associate degree program beforehand, if desired, and satisfy all of the required classroom hours before beginning your apprenticeship.

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Required Books 

The references listed below are allowed to be used during the exam and are used in our preparation seminar. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted.

They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

Add All Required Books to Cart ($183.50)

Additional Services

Upon approval of your application, you will receive an eligibility notice. It will include steps to register for exam. Eligibility period is 30 days and you may test only once in that time.

A Surety Bond and Liability Insurance is required.

Journeyman require 4 years (minimum of 4,000 hours) experience as an apprentice under the supervision of an electrician, master electrician, master electrician specialist, or licensed contractor OR attend a college course in electrical engineering for 4 years and gain 1 year of experience under the supervision of an electrician, master electrician, master electrician specialist, or licensed contractor.

There are three primary ways of completing your training: enroll in a technical school, join a union apprenticeship program, or work with a non-union organization for placement in an apprenticeship program. 

The District does not specify requirements for classroom instruction, however, during an apprenticeship or technical school program, you’ll be getting an education on the theory and science that goes into setting up and maintaining electrical systems.

To qualify for a Master Electrician license you would need: 

At least 4 years of experience working as a licensed  electrician OR 4 years of college education in electrical engineering AND 2 years of practical experience performing electrical work

 

As a Master Electrician, you are able to develop and oversee wire system installations, acquire permits, and design the routing of circuits for installation.  A master electrician also has the ability to serve as a supervisor to other journeymen or apprentices.

Journeyman electricians have acquired the experience, knowledge, and training necessary to work independently, allowing them to gain even more experience and training in order to qualify for a master electrician license down the road.  They work in commercial, industrial, and residential settings, where they are qualified to install, alter, add, and/or repair electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials and equipment. They have a full comprehension of the NEC and electrical theory.  They often also supervise the work of apprentices.

Electrical Apprenticeships are structured, regulated, and all-inclusive, consisting of at least 4-5 years of classroom study and on-the-job training (between 500 and 1,000 classroom hours and between 8,000 and 10,000 hours on-the-job).  Although most apprenticeships include the classroom component, you may complete an electrician diploma or associate degree program beforehand, if desired, and satisfy all of the required classroom hours before beginning your apprenticeship.

Applications must be submitted online to receive eligibility to test.

for Electricians:  http://www.dcopla.com/electrical

Upon approval you will receive eligibility notice and instructions for registering with PSI to schedule your exam.

 

Important Contacts

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233
(804)367-8511
Virginia exams are given by:

PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Exam Registration
Daniel Building
3805 Cutshaw Ave., Suite 310
Richmond, VA 23230
(800) 733-9267
For Tradesman Testing Approval, completed applications should be sent to:
Board for Contractors
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233

For more information, visit the website:
Currently there is no reciprocity for this license.
Washington D.C. currently does not require Continuing Education.

Once approved, the exam is administered by PSI.  Registration completion can be completed at www.psiexams.com

The DC Master Electrician exam is 100 questions, open-book & multiple choice with a 5-hour time limit. Exam fee is $52 and requires a 70% to pass.

The Master exam includes overall content areas such as:  Wiring Methods & Materials, Branch Circuits & Conductors, Services & Service Equipment, Special Occupancies, Equipment & Conditions, General Knowledge & Plan Reading, Motors & Generators, Feeders and Control Devices.

The Journeyman Electrician exam is 80 questions, open-book & multiple choice with a 4-hour time limit. Exam fee is $52 and a 70% is required to pass.

The Journeyman exam includes content areas such as:  Wiring Methods & Materials, Branch Circuits & Conductors, Services & Service Equipment, Special Occupancies, Equipment & Conditions, General Knowledge & Plan Reading, Motors & Generators, Feeders and Control Devices.

American Contractors offers a 1-day seminar to prepare for the Washington D.C. Master and Journeyman Electrician License Exam. Our Seminar is designed to be 8-hours of instruction during the seminar.

Seminar locations are primarily in Virginia & Maryland however other locations may be available.

Please contact us with questions or for additional information at 800-992-1910