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

  • Alaska Wiring Electrical Administrator (Unlimited Commercial)

    $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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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Unlimited Commercial: installation, construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of all electrical work subject to the National Electrical Code within buildings and within property lines of any given property, and beginning at the secondary side of the transformer or street lighting and traffic signalization on public thoroughfares, roadways, or rights-of-way; and work starting immediately after the first point of attachment of aerial or underground conductors to buildings or structures if aerial or underground wires or cables are used to provide power for buildings or structures within the property lines of any given property. c) Unlimited commercial wiring does not include (1) linework consisting of poles and towers, including the wires, cables, and other apparatus supported by them; and (2) outdoor substations or other work defined under the unlimited linework category.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • Licensees must possess a valid state of Alaska business license which is issued separately for $50 per year
  • Practical experience as a journeyman electrician in inside commercial wiring for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
  • Construction management experience in inside wiring as a field superintendent or similar position in inside wiring for at least four of the six years immediately before the date of application;
  • A degree in electrical engineering from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university plus practical experience as a journeyman electrician or field engineer in inside commercial wiring for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application;
  • A registration in the state as a professional electrical engineer plus management experience in the electrical construction industry as a field engineer or in a similar position for at least one of the three years immediately before the date of application; or
  • Experience as a journeyman electrician in inside commercial wiring for three of the six years immediately before the date of application and (A) one year of experience during those six years as a certified electrical inspector for a state or municipality; (B) one year of experience during those six years as a full-time electrical instructor at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education; or (C) completion of a curriculum that the division determines is related to inside commercial wiring at a college, university, or trade school that is nationally or regionally accredited or approved by the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.

Applying For Your License

New applications, $300 ($50 - nonrefundable application fee, $250 license fee). For changes, see fee schedule. Check or money order should be made payable to the State of Alaska.

Department of Community & Economic Development Division of Occupational Licensing
Contractor Registration Section
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
(907)465-8443

Exam Details

  • 100 questions and a time limit of 240 minutes (unlimited commercial)
  • A score of 70% is needed to pass.
  • Exam fee is $150
  • Topics include: general electric knowledge, grounding and bonding, services/feeders/branch circuits, raceways and enclosures, conductors and cables, equipment and general use, special occupancies, special equipment, Alaska Statutes and Regulations, safety
  • The exam is given by PSI - 800-733-9267.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

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

8-hours of continuing education per renewal. We offer this online. Click here to learn more.

Reciprocity Agreement

Case by case basis.

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.