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  • Washington D.C. Journeyman/Master Electrician Exam Review

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    To become a licensed Journeyman/Master Electrician or a Residential Maintenance Electrician in the District of Columbia, you are required to pass an open-book exam. We offer the books, tabs, and a fully online and inclusive educational course to prepare you to sit for the Washington D.C. Electrician exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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About This License

Journeyman electricians have acquired the experience, knowledge, and training necessary to work independently, allowing them to gain even more experience and training in order to qualify for a master electrician exam. They work in commercial, industrial, and residential settings, where they are qualified to install, alter, add, and/or repair electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials and equipment. They often also supervise the work of apprentices.

Master electricians are able to develop and oversee wire system installations, acquire permits, and design the routing of circuits for installation. A master electrician also has the ability to serve as a supervisor to other journeymen or apprentices.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

Apprentices do not require experience at the time of the application.

Journeyman applicants must document 4 years of an Apprenticeship Training Program.

Master applicants must document 8 years of experience.

Applying For Your License

Application Fee is $65. License Fee is $110 - $120. Apply through The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs:

  • https://www.dcopla.com/trades/

Exam Details

Master Exam

  • 100 questions
  • 5 hours
  • $52
  • 75% required to pass
  • Exams are administered via computer at: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Examination Unit, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E500, Washington, DC 20024, (202)442-4363
  • Topics include General Knowledge, Services and Service Equipment, Feeders, Branch Circuits and Conductors, Wiring Methods and Materials, Equipment and Devices, Control Devices, Motors and Generators, Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions
     

Journeyman Exam

  • 100 questions
  • 4 hours
  • $52
  • 70% required to pass
  • Exams are administered via computer at: Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, Examination Unit, 1100 4th Street SW, Suite E500, Washington, DC 20024, (202)442-4363
  • Topics include General Knowledge, Services and Service Equipment, Feeders, Branch Circuits and Conductors, Wiring Methods and Materials, Equipment and Devices, Control Devices, Motors and Generators, Special Occupancies, Equipment, and Conditions

Books and References for the Exam

  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • Ugly’s Electrical Reference

Exam Review Education

Online Training: The program takes you through each one of the reference books that the exam is based on showing you exactly what to highlight. After your highlighting is completed with each book, you have the option take an online practice test to reinforce concepts presented. The program narrated and animated.

Continuing Education

None.

Reciprocity Agreement

The Occupational and Professional Licensing Administration (OPLA) does allow you to apply to transfer your license from your home state to Washington D.C. via endorsement or examination. You must complete an application and pay a non-refundable $65 fee to the BIT. If your application is approved, you can then transfer your license over.

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.