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  • Tennessee High Voltage Electrical Contractor (CE-A)

    $219.99

    A High Voltage Electrical Contractor license is required in Tennessee for electrical projects that exceed $25,000. 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. @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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Requirements To Complete

About This License

This license covers high voltage (over 600 volts) electrical work including but not limited to transmission lines and substations.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

High Voltage Electrical Contractor license is required in Tennessee for electrical projects that exceed $25,000.

General liability insurance requirements are based on your monetary limit.

  • If your monetary limit is up to $500,000, you will need to provide $100,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is $500,001 - $1,500,000, you will need to provide $500,000 coverage.
  • If your monetary limit is greater than $1,500,000 you will need to provide $1,000,000 coverage.
  • Anyone seeking to become a contractor in Tennessee is required to sit for two exams, business and law and the trade.
  • Workers Compensation is required.

Applying For Your License

An application for licensure can be obtained from the Tennessee Board for Licensing Contractors by calling 1-800-544-7693. The licensing and application fee is $250.00.

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 60 questions and a 160-minute time limit
  • 73% is required to pass the exam
  • The exam fee is $57 (or $114 for both the trade and business and law exams)
  • Topics on the exam include Safety, Tools, Equipment, and Transportation, Structures, Transformers, Breakers, Vaults, Conductors, Distribution, Transmission, and Substations, and General Electrical Knowledge.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • National Electrical Code Handbook
  • OSHA Code of Federal Regulations Part 1926
  • Ugly's Electrical References
  • 2012 National Electrical Safety Code
  • American Electricians’ Handbook
  • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook

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

There are no requirements for continuing education as of this time.

Reciprocity Agreement

Tennessee has limited reciprocity agreement with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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.