Who Grants a License: Contractor licenses are granted by The Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board.
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License: A candidate must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen or legal alien, and must not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
The candidate must have worked as a tradesperson for at least 5 years and be a registered engineer in Ohio with 3 years’ business experience in the construction industry.
The candidate must pass the examination, pay the applicable fees, and carry a minimum of $500,000 contractor liability coverage.
Exam Requirements: A candidate for a master electrician license must pass the Master Electrician Examination.
How to Apply for a License: A candidate for licensure must complete/send an application to the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board. The telephone to reach the department is 614-644-4393.
The application form can be found here.
The electrical contractor exam is an open-book exam consisting of 50 questions on Business & Law with a time limit of 2 hours and 100 questions on Electrical Contracting with a time limit of 5 hours. A candidate needs at least a 70% grade to pass.
The exam covers the following subject areas:
- Business Org
- Estimating and Bidding
- Contract Management
- Project Management
- Insurance and Bonding
- OSHA Record Keeping and Safety
- Personnel Regulations
- Financial Management
- Tax Laws
- Lien Laws
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- General Electrical Knowledge
- Transformers and Equipment
- Service Feeders and Branch Circuits
- Raceways, Boxes, and Panelboards
- Conductors and Cables
- Control Devices
- Motors and Generators
- Utilization Equipment
- Special Occupancies and Equipment
- Pretest Items
Fees: There is an examination fee.
Who Administers the Test: PSI - They can be contacted at 800-733-9267 or online at https://candidate.psiexams.com/. You must be approved by the board before you are allowed to take the test.
License Renewal Requirements: A licensed electrician needs continuing education and proof of $500,000 liability insurance.
Applicable Code: NEC 2014
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:Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.
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