Obtain Your License
Pursuing a career in the Electrical field? Study at home for your Colorado Electrical license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.
Colorado Electrical Exam Prep$219.99
Need to pass your state electrical exam? Our program is designed to help on the first try! The program includes separate practice tests for each year of the code book (2011, 2014, 2017, or 2020).
Over 500 practice test questions covering:
- Wiring and Protection
- Wiring Methods and Materials
- Equipment for General Use
- Special Occupancies
- Special Equipment
- Special Conditions
- Communications System
Highlights and Calculations covering:
- Ohm’s Law
- NEC Highlights
- Box Fill
- Load Calculations
- Transformer Voltage
- Winding Turns
Colorado Electrical Exam Review Materials:
- 2020 National Electrical Code – NFPA 70
- 2020 National Electrical Code Pre-Printed Tabs
Requirements To Complete
About This License
- “Electrical contractor” means any person, firm, copartnership, corporation, association, or combination thereof who undertakes or offers to undertake for another the planning, laying out, supervising, and installing or the making of additions, alterations, and repairs in the installation of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, and power. A licensed professional engineer who plans or designs electrical installation shall not be classed as an electrical contractor.
- “Master electrician” means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly plan, lay out, and supervise the installation and repair of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, power, and other purposes in accordance with standard rules and regulations governing such work, such as the national electrical code.
- “Journeyman electrician” means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to wire for, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes, in accordance with standard rules and regulations governing such work.
- “Residential wireman” means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to wire for, and install, electrical apparatus and equipment for wiring one-, two-, three-, and four-family dwellings.
Requirements to Obtaining Your License
- Pre-approval from the Colorado State Electrical Board is required to sit for examination.
- Master Electrician’s must document five years of experience.
- Journeymen electricians must document four years of experience. Two years must be in commercial/industrial work.
- Residential wiremen must have two years of residential experience. Four years must be in wiring and one year in planning.
- Electrical Contractors must be, or employ, a full time master electrician. Contractors are required to comply with workers compensation law and unemployment compensation.
Applying For Your License
Applications for electrical licensure can be obtained by contacting the Colorado state board by calling 1-303-894-7800.
- Prior to taking the exam, you will need to submit a license application along with the appropriate fee.
- After you are approved, you will receive an examination packet.
- The exam fee is $75. This fee is collected when you register for the exam.
- The exam has 90 questions, and a 4-hour limit.
- 70% is required to pass the exam.
- Testing agency is PSI.
Books and References for the Exam
The following reference is used on the electrical examinations. These references may be purchased from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.
- 2020 National Electrical Code
Exam Review Education
We offer review for the electrical exam in an online training format. The course includes highlighting guides, practice tests, theory, calculations, instructor support and test taking tips/strategies. Each time you take a practice test, the questions are randomly generated from our database. Therefore, you will never see the same test twice, guaranteeing you the best review possible for your examination.
Please contact the state directly for information on continuing competency. We offer this online. Click here to learn more.
The journeyman license is reciprocal with Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.