Illinois Electrician Exam
To get licensed in Illinois, electricians may be required to take an exam that covers such subjects as circuits, conductors, gr'ounding, lighting and safety. Whether you live in Springfield or Chicago or another city or county, the resources below will help you get started on the path to receive your electricians license.
Need of a License: Electricians are licensed at the local level, not at the state level in Illinois.
Municipalities are authorized to license electrical contractors. Here are a few jurisdictions:
Bloomington – The Planning and Code enforcement office handles electrical contractor applications.
Chicago – Department of Buildings issues licenses in the electrical trades.
Peoria – You will need to contact the Community Development office.
Springfield – Application forms can be found on the city’s website.
Applicable Code: Local municipalities adopt their own code. Many have adopted the NEC 2008. For those who have not adopted a code, the state applies the NEC 2008.