Rhode Island Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in Rhode Island.
 
Who Grants a License: Electrician licenses are granted by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:
 
Contractor: A candidate must be a licensed electrical contractor, having passed an examination or the equivalent with the Division of Professional Regulation/Board of Examiners of Electricians. The candidate must be an officer of a corporation that is properly registered/certified with the State of Rhode Island.
 
Master Electrician: A candidate must have at least six years’ experience and must possess a journeyperson's license, which must be valid for at least two years prior to applying for a contractor's examination.
 
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must have four years’ experience as a registered apprentice.
 
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 Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.  The telephone to reach the department is 401-462-8000.
 
License applications can be found at Electricians Application Form.
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • Electrical, Wires, Cables and Raceways  
  • Electrical, Heaters, Conductors, Bonding and Voltage      
  • Electrical, Connections, Panel Boards and Grounding       
  • Electrical Systems, Cables, Wires and Electrical Sign Installation  
  • Electrical Branch Circuits              
  • Motor Controls and Occupancies             
  • NEC and Electrical Equipment     
  • Electrical Transmission Lines and Communication Lines  
  • Electrical Power Conditioning and Mechanical Electrical 
  • Conduits, Voltmeters, Ammeter and Ohmmeter 
  • Protected Premises, Fire Alarm Systems and Fundamentals          
  • Alarm Inspections, Testing and Maintenance       
  • Emergency Alarm Communication Systems, Control Functions and Interfaces      
  • Electrical Miscellaneous, Conductors, Wires, Panels, EMT and Currents   
  • Photovoltaics    
  • Mathematics, Calculations and Formulas              
  • Safety, Dig Alert and Asbestos - Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926   27
  • Labors, Employees, Contractors, Insurance and Safety    
  • Bid Preparation, Basic - Blueprint Reading and Plans
Journeyman Electrician Exam
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • Electrical, Wires, Cables and Raceways  
  • Electrical, Heaters, Conductors, Bonding and Voltage      
  • Electrical, Connections, Panel Boards and Grounding       
  • Electrical Systems, Cables, Wires and Electrical Sign Installation  
  • Electrical Branch Circuits              
  • Motor Controls and Occupancies             
  • NEC and Electrical Equipment     
  • Electrical Transmission Lines and Communication Lines  
  • Electrical Power Conditioning and Mechanical Electrical 
  • Conduits, Voltmeters, Ammeter and Ohmmeter 
  • Protected Premises, Fire Alarm Systems and Fundamentals          
  • Alarm Inspections, Testing and Maintenance       
  • Emergency Alarm Communication Systems, Control Functions and Interfaces      
  • Electrical Miscellaneous, Conductors, Wires, Panels, EMT and Currents   
  • Photovoltaics    
  • Mathematics, Calculations and Formulas              
  • Safety, Dig Alert and Asbestos - Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926   27
  • Labors, Employees, Contractors, Insurance and Safety    
  • Bid Preparation, Basic - Blueprint Reading and Plans
For more information about the test, see the Trade Licensing Pamphlet.
 
Fees:  There is an examination fee.
 
Who Administers the Test: Completed application forms must be sent to: RI Dept. of Labor and Training, Professional Regulation Unit, PO Box 20247, Cranston, RI 02920-0943. Forms will be processed and exams scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.
 
License Renewal Requirements: Licenses must be renewed every 2nd year on the licensee’s birthday.
 
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.