Maine Electrician Exam

To get licensed in Maine, electricians are required to take an exam that covers such subjects as circuits, conductors, grounding, lighting and safety.  Whether you live in Bangor or Portland or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started on the path to receive your electrician’s license.
 
Need of a License: Electrical companies and electricians need to be licensed to work in the electrical trade in Maine. The types of licenses are as follows:
  • Master Electrician
  • Limited Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Journeyman-in-Training Electrician
Who Grants a License:   The Electrician’s Examining Board oversees the competency of electricians and grants licenses.
 
Qualifications & exam requirements needed to receive a License
 
Master Electrician
  • 4,000 hours of service as a journeyman electrician or at least 12,000 hours of experience in electrical installations. The 576 hours must consist of 450 hours of required study including a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code and 126 hours of degree-related courses.
Journeyman Electrician
  • 8,000 hours of service as an apprentice or helper electrician or at least 8,000 hours of experience in electrical installations. The 576 hours must consist of 225 hours of required study including an approved course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code; and 351 hours of elective study, comprised of all trade- related electives, or 135 hours of the 351 hours of elective study can be degree related;
  • Be a graduate of an accredited regional vocational high school two-year electrical program, have worked 8,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master electrician or the equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code;
  • Be a graduate of an accredited Maine community college electrical program, have worked 4,000 hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master electrician or the equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. If you qualify under this paragraph, you may take the journeyman's exam upon graduation if application is made within one year of graduation; or
  • Be an electrical apprentice registered with the Maine State Apprenticeship and Training Council and have completed 576 hours of related instruction, as defined in this paragraph, prescribed in their apprentice program, the 8,000-hour approved work hours and a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code. If you qualify under this paragraph, you may take the journeyman's exam after completion of 576 hours of instruction, if the is made within one year of the completion of the instruction.
How to Apply for the License:
 
Master Electrician:  License Information and Forms
 
Journeyman Electrician:  License Information and Forms
 
Test Content:
 
The master and journeyman electrician exams have the following information:
 
Master Electrician
  • Basic Electricity
  • Controls
  • Current National Electrical Code
  • Basic Electronics
  • Math
  • Blue Print Reading/Drafting
  • Motors Controls
  • Transformers
Passing Grade: 70%
Exam Details: Open Book, 100 questions, 3 hours
 
See the Candidate Booklet

Journeyman Electrician
  • Basic Electricity
  • Controls
  • Math
  • Current National Electrical Code
Passing Grade 70%
Exam Details Open Book, 80 questions, 3 hours
 
See the Candidate Booklet
 
Fees:  There are fees to obtain a license.
 
Who administers the test:  Prometric 1-800-343-6001
 
License Renewal Requirements:
 
Master Electrician - Biennial based on the date of first licensure.
 
Journeyman Electrician - Two years from the date of first licensure.
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To prepare for your electrician exam, use the following two practice exams by Ray Holder (Master Electrician and Certified Electrical Trade Instructor) which have 300 questions with fully explained answers:For more information on licensing and exam prep, go to Tests.com's Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.

And take Tests.com's free Journeyman Electrician Practice Test and the Master Electrician Practice Test.

For electrician exam preparation products and services, such as study guides, practice tests, flashcards and courses, go to Tests.com's Journeyman Electrician Exam and Master Electrician Exam listings.