The Qualifications of a Licensed Electrician


Licensed electrician have been trained to understand the complex nature of electrical work and can install, repair, and replace wiring systems. They also have the skills to safely and correctly diagnose problems with your home’s electricity. Licensed electricians can help you save on your energy bills by installing more efficient systems. They can even help you reduce your carbon footprint by optimizing your system for energy efficiency.

The qualifications for becoming a licensed electrician vary by state, but usually require a high school diploma or GED certificate and completion of an apprenticeship program or vocational training. The programs include classroom and lab-based coursework in topics like national electrical codes, wiring electrical boards, and low-voltage systems, as well as an internship to provide hands-on experience. Some programs are offered through community colleges and universities, but most are available at local trade schools.

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After completing an apprenticeship, qualified electricians can apply to become licensed as journeymen or master electricians. In New York, licenses are not administered by the state but instead through individual municipalities. Journeymen can apply for a limited or unlimited contractor license, which requires that they have completed a minimum of 8,000 hours of apprenticeship and passed an exam. To become a master electrician, applicants must have at least six years of full-time electrical experience and pass an exam.

You can find the right licensed electrician for your project by looking for one with credentials such as a license, insurance, and bonding. A reputable electrical company will have these documents on file with the government agency responsible for licensing and registration. They will also have a portfolio of past projects.

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