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License Requirements - Electricians

An applicant for a master license:

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.

An applicant for a journeyperson electrician’s license:

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 in training to become a master electrician, for at least four years under the direction and supervision of:

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

The State board shall waive the experience 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 3 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 stated above, please contact PSI Exams at 1-800-733-9267 to obtain an application to take the master or journeyman electrician's exam.

An applicant for an apprentice license:

An applicant for an apprentice license shall complete the form (form will be either a link to elicensing or a paper form) and pay the required licensure fee (fee has not been set yet).