Utah Electrician Exam

Need of a License: Master and journeyman electricians need a license to work in Utah.
 
Who Grants a License:  Electrician licenses are granted by the Utah Department of Commerce.
 
Qualifications Needed to Receive a License:  
 
Master Electrician: A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and one year of practical experience as a licensed apprentice electrician OR an associate of applied sciences degree and 2 years’ practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician OR a certificate of completion from an approved trade school and 4 years’ practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician.
 
Journeyman Electrician: A candidate must have 4 years’ experience as a registered apprentice or 8 years’ practical experience.
 
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 Utah Department of Commerce. The phone number to reach the department is (801) 530-6701.
 
The master electrician license application form can be found at License Application.
 
The journeyman electrician license application form can be found at License Application.
 
Test Content:
 
Master Electrician Exam - The electrical contractor exam consists of 80 questions on code with a time limit of 180 minutes, 50 questions on theory with a time limit of 100 minutes, and a practical exam of 7 items with a time limit of 120 minutes. A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • Raceways and Enclosures
  • Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Lighting and General Use Equipment
  • Special Occupancies and Equipment
  • Motors and Controls
  • Low Voltage and Communications Circuits
  • Fire and Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Electrical Power
  • State Laws and Rules and Safety
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Resistance
  • Power
  • Voltage Drop
  • Wiring Projects
  • Motor Control Project
  • Transformer Project
  • Light Switch Project Pass Material Identification
  • Material Identification Project Pass Conduit Bending
  • Complex Bending
  • Simple Bending
Journeyman Electrician Exam - The journeyman exam consists of 50 questions on theory with a time limit of 100 minutes and a practical exam of 5 items with a time limit of 90 minutes.  A candidate needs at least a 75% grade to pass.
 
The exam covers the following subject areas:
  • General Knowledge
  • Raceways and Enclosures
  • Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Lighting and General Use Equipment
  • Special Occupancies and Equipment
  • Motors and Controls
  • Low Voltage and Communications Circuits
  • Fire and Intrusion Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Electrical Power
  • State Laws and Rules and Safety
  • Voltage
  • Current
  • Resistance
  • Power
  • Voltage Drop
  • Wiring Projects
  • Motor Control Project
  • Transformer Project
  • Light Switch Project Pass Material Identification
  • Material Identification Project Pass Conduit Bending
  • Simple Bending
For more information about the test, see the Candidate Booklet.
 
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/.
 
License Renewal Requirements: A licensed electrician needs a minimum of 16 hours of continuing education every two years.  Licenses must be renewed by November 30th of even-numbered years.
 
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.