Need of a License:
Electrical Contractor: Licenses may be issued to firms or individuals. Applicants must have had four (4) years trade experience within the last ten (10) years, not have had a license refused or revoked within one (1) year prior to the application, and must pass a written examination. Contractors are required to furnish a bond; residential contractors must either participate in a Consumer Recovery Fund or furnish an additional surety bond or cash deposit.
Journeyman Electrician: Journeyman electricians are licensed at local levels.
Who Grants a License: Electrical contractors are regulated by the Arizona State Register of Contractors.
Qualifications and Exam Requirements:
C-11 Electrical (Residential)
L-11 Electrical (Commercial)
CR-67 Low Voltage Communication Systems (Residential)
L-67 Low Voltage Communication Systems (Commercial)
Contractor License Classification Requirements
- C-11: 4 years trade experience, Business Management & Trade Exam.
- L-11: 4 years trade experience, Business Management & Trade Exam.
- CR-67: 2 years experience, Business Management & Trade Exam.
- L-67: 2 years experience, Business Management & Trade Exam
Requirements: Journeyman electricians are regulated at the local level.
Some license classifications also require passing a trade exam. 3 hours for each trade exam, except the L-11, C-11, K-11, and A-17 which are allowed 4 hours. Information on individual trade exams may be found at PSI Exams Online" or by calling (800)733-9267.
How to Apply for the License:
An application must be filed to obtain an electrical contractor’s license. See also Forms and Instructions
The following subjects in trade knowledge are tested on the electrical contractor exam for both commercial and residential:
- General Electrical Knowledge
- Service Feeders and Branch Circuits
- Grounding and Bonding
- Conductors and Cables
- Raceways and Boxes
- Special Occupancies and Equipment
- Low Voltage
- Illuminated Signs
- Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
- Overcurrent Protection
Testing NEC Edition: 2008
Who administers the test: PSI (800) 733-9267
Fees: There are fees to obtain a license.
License Renewal Requirements
Electrical Contractor: Renewal biennial on the anniversary month of original issuance. A renewal notice will be mailed to the address on file which you have provided.
Applicable Regulations: Codes are enforced by the by the municipality or county and enforcement of the contractors is by the State Registrar of Contractors.
Applicable Code: No statewide code. Most municipalities and Coconimo, Maricopa, and Pima counties adopt the NEC. Residential, commercial, and industrial work must be performed in accordance with the FHA Minimum Property Standards and Manual of Acceptable Practices.
Arizona State Registrar of Contractors
800 W. Washington, Sixth Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-1536 fax
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