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Updated: 6/17/2014
Description: This license category will allow the holder to perform any type of electrical installation. Please see Oregon Administrative Rule chapter 918 Section 282-0170(1b) for supervision requirements.

Similar Keywords: master, electricians
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: Oregon Administrative Rule chapter 918 Section 282-0170
Duration: 3 years or less, depending on the date of issue.
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $100.00 application fee. The application fee includes the first license cycle after passing the examination. All application fees are non-refundable
Responsible Agency: BCD - Electrical
Examination Information: Applicants approved to take an examination will be sent a "Letter of Authorization." This letter will explain the procedure for taking the examination and the address and telephone number of the test site selected.

Examination date and time is scheduled by the applicant with the test site office personnel. Upon arrival at the test site, the applicant must provide photo identification and a Letter of Authorization. If the examination is not taken within 60 days of the date of the authorization letter the applicant must submit a re-application form with the appropriate fee to schedule another exam date.

If the applicant fails the examination they may re-apply at any time and test no sooner than 30 days after each failed exam.

Applicants are requested to bring their own pencils and calculator; scratch paper will be provided. Programmable calculators and laptop computers are not permitted.

Please allow two weeks for Building Codes Division to grade exams. Do not contact the test location for grade results. The Building Codes Division will mail notification of grade results to the applicant. Licenses will be issued after the applicant has passed the examination.

General Journeyman examinations: Open-book examination with 52 multiple-choice questions (three-hour time limit).
    Only the following materials are permitted for OPEN-BOOK examinations:
    Current NEC Book
    Current Oregon Electrical Specialty Code
    Current NEC Handbook
    Tom Henry Key Word Index
    Ferm's Fast Finder Index
    Ugly's Reference
    American Electrician's Handbook
    Oregon Administrative Rules
    Oregon Revised Statutes

Licensing and Certification Examination Process
Continuing Ed Requirements: During each three-year license period, all licensees shall complete a minimum of 24 hours of approved continuing education. Of these 24 required continuing education hours you must have a minimum of 8 hours code change, unless otherwise directed by the board. Please see the Electrical Calendar at Training & Continuing Education for more information on continuing education requirements.
Prerequisites: A. Complete an approved apprenticeship program or provide proof of equivalent experience, as outlined in ORS 479.630 (5) and Oregon Administrative Rule chapter 918 Section 282-0170. Submit four years' (8,000 hours)work experience. Include a breakdown of hours, showing a minimum of 1,000 hours in each category of residential, commercial, and industrial.
B. Submit a copy of your high school diploma or transcript, a GED certificate, or a military record (DD214) showing proof of high school completion.
C. Submit proof of related classroom training as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule chapter 918 Section 282-0170.
D. Pass a written examination.
Application Form: Electrical License Application
Renewals: Renewal fee is $100. A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license. 
Service Links:  Download Application Instructions
 Download Application Form
 Download Experience Verification Form
 General Licensing Information
 BCD Main License Search
 Online Application Form
 Online Renewal Form
 Change Of Address
 Online Duplicate License Form
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation: Attach documents to support experience qualifications.
Self-verification is not acceptable.
Additional Information: The restrictions that apply to this license can be seen on the Application under General Journeyman Requirements.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: BCD - Electrical
E-mail Address: License.BCD@state.or.us
Phone: 503-373-1268
Mail Address: DCBS - Building Codes Division
PO BOX 14470
Salem, OR 97309 - 0404
Website Information: http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/programs/electrical.html

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