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Requirements To Complete

About This License

C-13 Electrical Contractor shall place, install, erect, or connect any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, electrical signs, conduits, poles, raceways, and to do trenching, backfilling, patching and surface restoration in connection with the installation of conduit and lines which transmit, transform, or utilize electrical energy less than 600 volts phase to phase. This classification also includes the work of the C-15 Electronic Systems Contractor and C-60 Solar Power Systems Contractor.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Every applicant must pass the Business and Law (Part I) and Trade Specific (Part II) exam.
  • Must have 5 years of experience for a journey worker and an extended 2 years for a master license
  • Credit report covering the previous 5 years on each individual applicant
  • A current financial statement prepared and signed by a CPA
  • A current state tax clearance from the Dept. of Taxation
  • Must submit a certificate of insurance for worker’s compensation and certificate from their insurer showing liability coverage for: Property damage- $50,000 per occurrence and Bodily Injury- $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence.
  • A license is required to offer to undertake work which requires a license.
  • Required to renew on or before June 30 every 3 years.

Applying For Your License

To apply for a contractors license, contact:
Hawaii Department of Commerce
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Exam Details

  • All exams are closed-book.
  • $85.00
  • 40 Questions – Two-hour time limit
  • 75% Correct Required to Pass
  • Topics include: General Electrical Knowledge and Calculations, Grounding and Bonding, Services, Feeders and Branch Circuits, Raceways and Enclosures, Conductors and Cables, Motors and Controls, Utilization and General Use Equipment, Special Occpancies and Equipment, and Low Voltage Circuits.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references will be supplied by the testing agency on the day of the examination:

  • 2008 National Electrical Code

The following references are NOT allowed in the testing agency but the exam will be based on:

  • Standard Textbook of Electricity
  • ANSI-C2-2007 National Electrical Safety Code

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Continuing Education

None at this time.

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