Skip to Main Content

How to Apply for a Maryland Electricians License - Electricians

Apprentice License

To apply for an original apprentice license, click on the link below:

Apprentice License Application

There are no pre-qualifications for this license. The State does not renew or reciprocate apprentice licenses obtained in local jurisdictions.

Journeyperson License

Currently there are no provisions to reciprocate a journeyperson license obtained out of state. You MUST apply for an Original License – By Examination.

Apply for an Original License – By Examination

To take a journeyperson electrician's license examination, the applicant must have been engaged or employed regularly and principally in providing electrical services for all types of electrical equipment and apparatuses and for at least four years be under the direction and supervision of:

  • A master electrician, or
  • A similarly qualified employee of a governmental unit.

If you meet the criteria stated above, please contact PSI Exams at 1-800-733-9267 to obtain an application to take the journeyman electrician's exam or click the link below.

Journeyperson exam

To apply for the license once you have successfully passed the examination, click on the link below:

Journeyman License Application

Apply for a Reciprocal License – By County Examination

To reciprocate your journeyperson license that was obtained by examination in a local jurisdiction, click on the link below:

Reciprocity Application

After you have completed the application and paid the fee, request a letter of verification of licensure from the jurisdiction in which you were licensed in and email to:

dloplmasterelectricians-LABOR@maryland.gov
In the subject line of the email write "Application Documents - <Insert Your Name> "

Apply for a Journeyman License – By Waiver of Examination

*** Thank you for taking the time to apply for the Maryland Electrician License application. We have received a mass number of applications and we are processing them as quickly as possible. We truly appreciate all your patience. Our system continues to receive all documents that are emailed with no delays. If you do not receive an error message when you email your documents, we have successfully received all your documents. We will notify you with an email providing you with instructions once your application has been approved. The email instruction will provide you with how to access and print your license. Any application received before the December 31, 2022, deadline will continue to be process after the waiver period closes. Thank you again for all your patience. ***

To obtain your journeyman license without an examination, the applicant must have been engaged or employed regularly and principally in providing electrical services for all types of electrical equipment and apparatuses and for at least four years be under the direction and supervision of:

  • A Maryland licensed master electrician, or
  • A similarly qualified employee of a governmental unit.

The State board shall waive the experience and examination requirements for an application for a journeyperson electrician license if the applicant:

  • Submits an application for a license prior to December 31, 2022; and
  • Provides written proof of 4 years of work experience providing electrical services under the direction and control of a licensed master electrician; or
  • Provides written proof that the applicant has successfully completed an electrician apprenticeship program approved by the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council or the Federal Office of Apprenticeship that consists of:
    1. At least 576 classroom hours; and
    2. 8,000 hours of work experience.

If you meet the criteria above you may obtain your journeyperson license, click on the links below:

Waiver Application

After you have completed the waiver application and paid the fee your will need to provide one of the following documents to the Board.

  1. Apprenticeship Certificate - If you are applying based on the completion of an MATC apprenticeship program.
  2. Journeyman Electrician Certification Form - If you are applying based on work experience.
These forms should be emailed to:

dloplmasterelectricians-LABOR@maryland.gov
In the subject line of the email write "Application Documents - <Insert Your Name> "

Master License

Apply for a Master License – By Examination

To take a master electrician's license examination, the applicant must have been engaged or employed regularly and principally in providing electrical services for all types of electrical equipment and apparatuses for at least seven years under the direction and supervision of:

  • a master electrician, or
  • a similarly qualified employee of a governmental unit.

The state board may allow an applicant up to three years of credit towards the required experience with proof that the applicant has completed a formal course of study or professional training in electrical installation comparable to the required experience.

If you meet the criteria stated above, please contact PSI Exams at 1-800-733-9267 to obtain an application to take the journeyman electrician's exam or click the link below.

Master exam

To apply for the license once you have successfully passed the examination, click on the link below:

License Application

After you have completed the application and paid the fee, you will need to provide proof of insurance. The proof can be sent by mail or email it to:

MD State Board of Electricians
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Room 121
Baltimore, MD 21201
dloplmasterelectricians-LABOR@maryland.gov
In the subject line of the email write "Application Documents - <Insert Your Name> "

Apply for a Master License – By Reciprocity

If you hold a current State master electrician license, you do not need to do anything else. Some local jurisdictions are charging an additional registration fee in order to obtain a permit. Please check with the local jurisdiction regarding registration requirements.

To reciprocate your master license that was obtained by examination in a local jurisdiction, or the states of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia, click on the link below:

Reciprocity Application

After you have completed the application and paid the fee, you need to request a letter of verification of licensure from the jurisdiction or state in which you were licensed and mail or email it to:

MD State Board of Electricians
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Room 121
Baltimore, MD 21201
dloplmasterelectricians-LABOR@maryland.gov
In the subject line of the email write "Application Documents - <Insert Your Name> "

After you have completed the application and paid the fee, you will need to provide proof of insurance. The proof can be sent by mail or email it to:

MD State Board of Electricians
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Room 121
Baltimore, MD 21201
dloplmasterelectricians-LABOR@maryland.gov
In the subject line of the email write "Application Documents - <Insert Your Name> "

If you have any questions or require additional assistance, please e-mail dloplmasterelectricians-labor@maryland.gov