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West Virginia Master Electrician

A Master Electrician may perform all types of electrical work including layout and the design of electrical blue prints. A Master may supervise and/or instruct Journeyman and Apprentices on the job or in a vocational course. A Master can perform work in all sub-classifications and pull permits

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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.

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Applicants must submit an application to the State Fire Marshal’s Office to verify experience and gain approval to take the exam.

Applicants MUST be at least 18 and must have 5 years/10,000 hours of experience in wiring for light, heat and power of residential and commercial buildings, as well as work experience in an industrial setting. Work history must be specific to identify different settings.

A Master must also be able to design electrical systems and calculate load demands.

There are no state mandated financial requirements for this license.

 A Master Electrician may perform all types of electrical work including layout and the design of electrical blue prints. A Master may supervise and/or instruct Journeyman and Apprentices on the job or in a vocational course. A Master can perform work in all sub-classifications and pull permits

To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St.  2nd floor
Charleston, WV  25301
(304)558-2191
www.firemarshal.wv.gov

 

Important Contacts

To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
(304)558-7890
To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St. 2nd floor
Charleston, WV 25301
(304)558-2191
Effective 4/1/08 the new West Virginia testing company for Contractors is Prov

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200 Association Drive, Suite 190
Charleston, WV 25311
866-720-7768
304-414-0190 Ext.4 (Locally)
There is a reciprocity agreement with the state of Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina. There is also a Limited reciprocity agreement between the West Virginia Fire Marshal and the WV Contractors Licensing Board (see note below). For complete details about this limited agreement please call our office at 1-800-992-1910.

SPECIAL NOTE If a contractor has tested and has a valid WV Electrical Contractors License, AND can meet the specific requirements for the Master Electrician, you can be awarded a WV Master Electrician’s license without testing.

Currently, West Virginia does not require Continuing Education for its Licensed Electricians.

The exam is give by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

There are several preset dates and locations for these exams throughout the year.

The exam is an open-book test with 50 multiple-choice questions and 10 electrical calculations.

There is a 4-hour time limit for the test. A score of at least 80% is needed to pass the exam.

The exam fee is $25.

American Contractors Exam Services holds a 2-day West Virginia Master Electrician Seminar that guarantees that you will pass the Master Electrician's license exam.  American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years.