Q. Why do I need an electrical license?
A. Are you are tired of walking away from work that you know you could do if only you had a license and could pull the required permits? Are you tired of paying licensed electrician to pull permits for you? Then you need your own electrical license!
Q. Will passing my electrical licensing or certification exam increase my earning potential? A. Absolutely! You won't be excluded from the bidding process orhave to walk away from projects because you can't pull permits, and you won't have to share your hard earned profits with partners you don't need just because they have a license and you don't. Licensed electricians are also much more employable because it's more cost effective for large concerns to have licensed electricians who can pull permits on staff.
Q. Do I need an electrical engineering degree to take electrical licensing and certification exams?
A. The vast majority of electrical licensing and certification authorities nationwide do not require that applicants have electrical engineering degrees.
Q. Do I need a high school diploma to take the electrical exam?
A. While some electrical licensing authorities may require a high school diploma, many do not. Check with your local or state licensing authority for details.
Q. If my city or state offers more than one electrical licensing exam, which exam should I take?
A. That depends on whether your work is highly specialized, (i.e. lighting, low voltage, communications, alarm or residential wiring only) or if you want the most inclusive unlimited electrical licensing possible-which would allow you to pull permits for a variety of projects.
Q. How can I determine if I've met the experience requirements to take the electrical licensing exam?
A. First, decide which examination will give you the license you want, then check with the licensing authority to determine what the experience requirements are to take that exam.
Q. Can I qualify to take an electrical examination even if my field experience is primarily in a related field like general contracting, Hvac, communication, sign or private alarm installation?
A. Yes, as long as you have the experience required by the licensing authority to take the exam
Q. Can I be prepared for and hold multiple electrical exam licenses in more than one state?
A. Yes. We can provide multistate electrical exam preparation nationwide.
Q. Does my city or state have electrical licensing reciprocity agreements with other states?
A. Some states have reciprocal licensing agreements. Check with the electrical licensing authority that will administer your exam to determine if they have reciprocity agreements with other states,
Q. How do I apply to take the electrical licensing/certification examinations?
A. The testing authority that administers the electrical exam in the city or state of your choice will provide you with an application with instructions for registering to take the electrician or electrical contractor exam. We do not register you for, nor do we administer electrical licensing or certification examinations. You are required to register for and take examinations by the duly authorized testing authority in the city or state where you wish to obtain a license.
Q. How is the seminar material presented?
A. You can attend our seminars at any of our distance learning centers nationwide or from the convenience of your home or office. You will have real time online access to our knowledgeable, experienced and patient distance learning instructors who are skilled at presenting the material in an easy to understand format. You will need a computer, a headset with microphone (and Internet access if attending the seminar from your home or office), the edition of the code book on which your exam is based, a calculator with a square-root button, a note pad and pen.