Obtain Your License

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

  • Washington Electrical Exam Review

    $219.99

    This course covers information regarding the National Electrical Code and other material used for your state exam. In this course you will find:

    • Highlighting guides
    • Practice quizzes
    • Math, Calculations and Theory (This includes additional NEC practice, electrical theory, calculations and transformer information)
    • Instructor Support
    • Test Taking Tips
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  • State Licensed Contractor Application Processing

    Washington Application Processing

    $149.99

    @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 Washington 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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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Electrical Contractor: A person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other entity that offers to undertake, undertakes, submits a bid for, or does the work of installing or maintaining wires or equipment that convey electrical current.

Master Electrician: A person who has been issued a master journeyman electrician certificate of competency by the department and who may be designated by an electrical contractor to supervise electrical work and electricians in accordance with rules adopted under this chapter.

Electrical Administrator: A person designated by an electrical contractor to supervise electrical work and electricians in accordance with the rules adopted under this chapter.

Journeyman Electrician: A person who has been issued a journeyman electrician certificate of competency by the department.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Pre-approval is required for these exams by the state.
  • Electrical Contractors must designate an administrator or master.
  • Electrical Contractors must also submit a bond or assignment of savings account.
  • Master electricians must have held a journeymen electrician certificate for 4 years.
  • Journeyman electricians - Must qualify to work in ALL types (specialties) of electrical work, have 8,000 documented hours working as an electrical trainee under the supervision of a certified electrician. Note: 4,000 hours must be spent working in commercial or industrial installation.
  • There are no minimum requirements to sit for the administrator exam.

Applying For Your License

Department of Labor and Industries
PO Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98504-4400
(360)902-5269

Fees:

  • Electrical Contractor: $293.50
  • Master Electrician: $147.60
  • Journey Electrician: $82.80
  • Electrical Administrator: $115.40

Exam Details

Exams are given by PSI (800-733-9267). A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

General Categories (Residential and Commercial)

  • Master Electrician - 80 questions NEC and Theory; 20 questions WA Codes; 10 questions Load Calculations
  • Administrator - 65 questions NEC and Theory; 17 questions WA Codes; 10 questions Load Calculations
  • Journeyman Electrician - 60 questions NEC and Theory; 17 questions WA Codes

Residential Categories

  • Master Electrician - 60 questions NEC and Theory; 20 questions WA Codes; 10 questions Load Calculations
  • Administrator - 44 questions NEC and Theory; 17 questions WA Codes; 10 questions Load Calculations
  • Journeyman Electrician - 40 questions NEC and Theory; 17 questions WA Codes

Books and References for the Exam

These books are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

The following references ARE allowed in the testing center:

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.

Continuing Education

If you are an electrical administrator, electrician or master electrician, you are required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three years between your certification renewals:

  • 8 hours of your CEUs must be on currently adopted National Electrical Code changes.
  • 4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).
  • The remaining 12 hours of continuing education credit can be your choice.

Reciprocity Agreement

As of this time, there is no reciprocal licensing.

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.