The Electrical Contractor industry is heavily regulated by both state and local authorities throughout the country. Each authority
has unique licensing laws and application requirements. Generally, licensing agencies, whether state or local, issue Electrical
Contractor licenses, Master Electrician licenses, Journeyman Electrician licenses, and Apprentice Electrician licenses. Given our
experience regarding specific jurisdictional requirements, LicenseLogix can streamline the process of determining and obtaining the
proper licenses for your business. We provide comprehensive research on your licensing requirements and prepare error-free
application packets, minimizing time-consuming and costly delays.
Due to the risk of harmful error when it comes to electrical contracting work, both state and local authorities have a strong
interest in regulating the industry. Extensive licensing requirements seek to reduce this risk by implementing minimum standards of
competency and insurance coverage. Many states have an Electrical Contractors Board or Board of Electrical Examiners which
administers examinations and issues licenses. Other states issue specialty contractor licenses to electrical contractors through
their General Contractors Board. Several states further classify licensees as Limited/Restricted Electrical Contractors,
Intermediate Electrical Contractors, or Unlimited/Unrestricted Electrical Contractors, in order to distinguish between the monetary
limits of their contracts. Regardless of the specific type of license, each requires varying documentation. This generally includes
a fee, proof of experience, examination, course certification, bonding, and/or a certificate of insurance. Several states offer
reciprocity with other states, allowing an applicant to waive the examination requirement.
Many states with statewide electrical regulations allow local jurisdictions to adopt their own regulations, which are often more
stringent. When Electrical Contractors are not regulated at the state level, they are always regulated, just as heavily, at the
local level. Authorities, both state and local, occasionally provide specific licensing exemptions for certain types of electrical
businesses, such as low voltage contractors. As such, extensive research is often required in order to comprehensively determine
whether or not a license is needed and from whom it can be obtained.
Many states impose serious penalties, ranging from fines to imprisonment, on unlicensed electrical contractors. Furthermore, a
contract between a consumer and an unlicensed electrical contractor is not enforceable, which may adversely affect the contractor
(inability to collect payment) as well as the consumer (inability to seek retribution against faulty work).
We stay up-to-date with changing requirements and forms so you can focus on the job at hand.
We complete license applications efficiently and correctly, allowing your in-house staff to save valuable time struggling to obtain the proper licenses.
Once your electrical contractor license has been issued, we ensure that you remain compliant with all licensing laws.