Washington Electrical Exam Review


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

Course Overview

Description, benefits & features

This course is made up of a detailed presentation that takes you through all the information you will need to pass the exam on your first try.

  • The state of Washington Master Electrician license requires at least four years of experience as a licensed Journeyman.
  • The state also issues master level Electrician licenses for specialties and these require at least two years of work experience in the specialty.
  • A test is also required for licensure. Our online Washington Electrical course includes the following: Practice Tests, Highlighting Guides, Calculations, Test Taking Tips, Instructor Support.
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How Do I Get My License?

  1. Purchase the Exam Prep Course — and then study!
  2. Pass the exam.
  3. Submit your application, licensing fee and proof of insurance.

Requirements To Get A 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.
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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:

Applying for Licensure

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

  • 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

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.

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