Connecticut Electrician Exam

To get licensed in Connecticut, electricians are required to take an exam that covers such subjects as circuits, conductors, grounding, lighting and safety.  Whether you live in New Haven or Hartford or Springfield 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: All electrical work must be performed by licensed electricians or registered apprentices, under a permit obtainable with an electrical contractor license (E2). There are no exceptions. It is the responsibility of the electrical contractor to validate the license number of every employee.
 
Applicants for both contractor and journeyman licenses must be at least 20 years of age, have an eighth grade education or its equivalent, be of good moral character, and possess “the requisite skill” to perform electrical work.
 
Who Grants a License:   Electrical contractors and journeyman electricians must be licensed by the Electrical Board of Occupational Licensing.
 
Qualifications and Exam requirements
 
Contractor (Unlimited)
Two years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or at least six (6) years of equivalent experience and training is required.
 
Journeyman Electrician:  Four (4) years on the job training plus 576 hours of schooling in related instruction
 
Other License Types
 
C-5 LIMITED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR - license required to perform only work limited to low voltage, alarm or signal work, audio and sound systems, and telephone interconnect. The voltage of any system is not to exceed forty-eight (48) volts or eight (8) amperes where such work commences at an outlet receptacle or connection previously installed by a person holding the proper electrical license.
 
How to Apply for the License:
 
An application must be filed to work as a Contractor (unlimited).
 
You must also file an application to work as a journeyman electrician.
 
Test Content:
 
The exams have the following content:
 
Contractor (Unlimited)
  • Licensing 
  • Estimating and Bidding 
  • Lien Law
  • Financial Management
  • Tax Laws
  • Labor Laws
  • Project Management
  • Contracts
  • Business Organization
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental and Safety
  • Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits
  • Grounding and Bonding
  • Conductors and Cables
  • Raceways and Boxes
  • Special Occupancies and Equipment
  • Electrical Power
  • Motors
  • Low Voltage
  • Lighting
  • Illuminated Signs
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Safety Information
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • High Voltage
  • Photovoltaics
 
See Candidate Booklet: Candidate Booklet
 
Passing Grade: 70%
Exam Details: Business & Law: 2 hours, 50 questions
Trade Exams (open book):
C-5 Limited Electrical Contractor: 2 hours, 60 questions
E-1 Unlimited Electrical Contractor: 4 hours, 100 questions
 
Journeyman Electrician
  • Data and Telecommunications
  • Video Systems – CCTV/CATV
  • Sound and A/V Systems
  • Security Systems
  • Fire Systems
  • Codes and Standards
  • General Knowledge, Theory, Definitions
  • Safety
 
See Candidate Booklet: Candidate Booklet
Testing NEC® Edition 2005 or 2008 or 2011
Passing Grade: 70%
Exam Details: C-6 Limited Electrical Journeyperson: 2 hours, 50 questions
E-2 Unlimited Electrical Journeyperson: 3 hours, 70 questions
 
Fees:  There are fees to take the exams.
 
Who administers the test:  PSI (800) 733-9267
 
License Renewal Requirements
 
Contractor (Unlimited): Annual by September 30.
 
Journeyman Electrician: Annual by September 30
 
Applicable Regulations:  Electrical installations are subject to inspection by the Department of Consumer Protection.
 
Applicable Code:   NEC 2014
 
CONTACT
Department of Consumer Protection
Electrical Board of Occupational Licensing
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 713-6135
(850) 713-7239 fax
www.ct.gov
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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.

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