Obtain Your License

Pursuing a career in the Electrical field? Study at home for your North Carolina Electrical license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

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    North Carolina Application Processing

    $299.99

    @HomePrep Application Processing is here to ensure your application to become a state licensed contractor gets filled out correctly and promptly. We provide a professional service ensuring your privacy and comfort throughout the entire process. Following your purchase of the North Carolina Application Processing our AP Coordinator will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions please call us at 800-952-0910. We look forward to working with you.

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  • North Carolina Electrical Contractor License

    $164.99

    The program includes over 500 separate practice test questions including some for each year of the code book (2011, 2014, 2017, or 2020):

    • General
    • 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
    • Ranges
    • Load Calculations
    • Transformer Vo…
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

The three classifications of an electrical contractors license are LimitedIntermediate, and Unlimited.

Electrical Contracting is defined by the board as engaging or offering to engage in the business of installing, maintaining, altering, or repairing any electric work, wiring, devices, appliances or equipment.

  • Limited licensee shall be permitted to engage in a single electrical contracting project of a value not exceeding $50,000 and on which the equipment or installation in the contract is rated at not more than 600 volts. The annual license fee is $60. The applicant must have at least four years of experience. Two of the years must be primary experience whereas the remainder can be either primary or secondary.
  • An Intermediate licensee shall be permitted to engage in a single electrical contracting project of a value not in excess of $130,000. The annual license fee is $100. The applicant must have at least six years of experience. Four of the years must be primary experience whereas the remainder can be either primary or secondary.
  • An Unlimited licensee shall be permitted to engage in any electrical contracting project regardless of value. The annual license fee is $150. The applicant must have at least seven years of experience. Five of the years must be primary experience whereas the remainder can be either primary or secondary. The applicant must also submit two letters of recommendation.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • An Electrical Contractor license is required in North Carolina to engage, offer to engage, in the business of electrical contracting within the state of North Carolina.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application to get pre-approval from the State Licensing Board to take the exam.

Applying For Your License

You can contact the North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors at (919) 733-9042 to request an application.

Exam Details

  • Applicants must pass a trade exam with a minimum score of 75%.
  • It is a 6-hour exam with 100 questions.
  • The fee for the exam is $90.
  • To schedule your exam, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are recommended to prepare for the North Carolina Electrical Contractor exam. However, they are not allowed into the exam. The testing agency will provide you with National Electrical Code and National Fire Alarm Code. These references are available for purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

  • National Electrical Code, current edition
  • NFPA 72 - National Fire Alarm Code
  • North Carolina Business and Project Management for Contractors, Electrical Contractors' Edition

The following reference may be viewed and printed online free of charge.

Exam Review Education

Our complete exam review includes practice tests, highlighting guides, calculations, test taking tips and instructor support. The practice tests only option includes practice tests, test taking tips and instructor support. Our electrical practice includes over 400 real NEC questions. Each time you take the 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.

Continuing Education

Every electrical contractor shall be required to maintain continuing education hours throughout the license period (July 1st - June 30th). Individuals who have either a limited, intermediate, unlimited, or single family dwelling classifications shall maintain eight hours of approved continuing education. We offer this online.

Reciprocity Agreement

Currently has reciprocity agreements in place with South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Ohio and Texas.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.