Nevada Electrician Exam

Electrician Practice

Need of a License: Electrical contractors need a license to work in Nevada. There is no Nevada state licensing of journeymen. Journeyman licensing may be required in some local jurisdictions.

Who Grants a License: Electrician Licenses are granted by the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Qualifications Needed to Receive a License

Electrical Contractor (C-2): A candidate must have completed OSHA 10- or 30-hour Construction Training.

A candidate must have 4 years’ experience as a journeyman, foreman, supervising employee or contractor within the past 10 years and 4 reference certificates from people with firsthand knowledge of your experience. College or university training may satisfy a portion of this experience.

Exam Requirements: A candidate must pass a general business and law or CMS examination and the specific trade examination relevant to the license you are applying for.

How to Apply for a License: After a candidate’s application has been filed with the Nevada State Contractor’s Board and the board staff has verified your experience, you will be sent an exam eligibility letter. The license application can be found here: License Application

Further information can be found here: Other Contractor Forms

Test Content

Master Electrician Exam: The master electrician exam consists of 80 questions with a time limit of 4 hours.

The exam covers the following subject areas:

  • Licensing
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Lien Law
  • Financial Management
  • Tax Laws
  • Labor Laws
  • Project Management
  • Contracts
  • Business Organization
  • Risk Management
  • Environmental and Safety
  • General Electrical Knowledge
  • 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
  • Transmission Lines
  • Overcurrent Protection

For more information about the test, see the "C" Classification Candidate Booklet.

Fees: There is an examination fee.

Who Administers the Test: PSI - They can be contacted at 800-733-9267 or online at

License Renewal Requirements: License must be renewed annually on the date of issue.

Applicable Code: NEC 2017

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's Journeyman and Master Electrician Test Guide.

And take's free Journeyman Electrician Practice Test and the Master Electrician Practice Test.

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