Oregon Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in Oregon.
 
Who Grants a License:  Electrician licenses are granted by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:  
 
Master Electrician: A candidate must currently be licensed as an Oregon journeyman electrician (or meet the qualifications to be licensed as an Oregon journeyman electrician) and have 8,000 hours of on-the-job journeyman experience.
 
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must have at least four years’ experience as an apprentice general electrician or equivalent.
 
Exam Requirements:  A candidate for a master electrician license or a journeyman electrician license must pass the Master Electrician Examination or the Journeyman Electrician Examination, respectively.
 
How to Apply for a License:  A candidate for licensure must complete/send an application to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. The telephone to reach the board is 503-378-4621.
 
The application forms can be found here.
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam - The electrical contractor exam consists of 64 questions with a time limit of 4 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • Administrative Rules and Laws
  • National Electrical Code
  • Practical Applications
  • Theory Formulas
  • Calculations
Journeyman Electrician Exam - The journeyman exam consists of 52 questions with a time limit of 3 hours.  A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.

The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • Administrative Rules and Laws
  • National Electrical Code
  • Practical Applications
  • Theory Formulas
  • Calculations
Fees: There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test: Oregon State Licensing Board
 
License Renewal Requirements: Licenses must be renewed every three years.  A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license.
 
Applicable Code:  NEC 2014
 
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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.