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Alabama
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Alaska
Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah. Alaska no longer has reciprocal agreements with the states of Oregon, Idaho, Washington or Wyoming
Arizona
Electrical Journeyman is regulated at the local level
Arkansas
Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming Masters: Oklahoma, Oregon
Cal
For Electricians, your electrician's license acquired from other states will make you eligible to sit for the test
Colorado
Alaska, Arkansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
Conn
None
Delaware
Michigan, Wyoming: licensure standards are substantially similar and you do not need to submit any proof of experience. Arkansas, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia licensure standards are not substantially similar and you must submit proof of experience for a minimum of five years after licensure
DC
None
Florida
Good Luck with this state
Georgia
Contractor Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina
Hawaii
None
Idaho
Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming Master: Utah, Wyoming
Illinois
No licensing of electricians, contractors or inspectors at the state level.
Indiana
No licensing of electricians, contractors or inspectors at the state level.
Iowa
Kansas
???????
Kentucky
None
Louisiana
Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah as well as the North Carolina Electrical Examiners Board
Maine
New Hampshire, Vermont and Oregon Master: New Hampshire and Vermont.
Maryland
The Board issues licenses through reciprocity to individuals holding a current master electrician's license in the states of either Delaware, Virginia or West Virginia. Currently there is not reciprocity with licensees from other states
Mass
New Hampshire
Michigan
None
Minnesota
Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Minnesota terminated reciprocity with the following states effective July 1, 2011: Arkansas, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Utah. Masters: Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Mississippi
Contractor: If you have held an unlimited license in one of the following states for three consecutive years, it can waive your TRADE exams only: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Reciprocity does not waive any of the application requirements or the Board review. The Mississippi Law and Business Management exam is mandatory
Missouri
There is no state level licensing. Contractors are licensed at the local city and county level. Please contact your county for specific details
Montana
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho (state-to-state only), Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon (state-to-state only), North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Nebraska
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota*, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota*, Utah, Wyoming.
The applicant must have passed a State examination in order for the license to reciprocate to another State.
* The Nebraska State Electrical Division reciprocates with these states for Electrical Contractor Licenses. All other states are for Journeyman licensing ONLY

Nevada
Nevada’s reciprocity agreement with the states of Arizona, California, and Utah pertain to the trade examination only. All other information and application requirements must be completed
NH
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming [National Electrical Reciprocal Alliance (NERA)]
Active reciprocal agreements for the journeyman license with the States of Maine, and Vermont and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. These are long standing agreements that recognize the master and journeyman licenses of these areas as being substantially equal to those of New Hampshire.

NJ
None
N Mexico
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming for a journeyman certificate/license only
NY
There is no statewide licensing of electrical journeymen, contractors or inspectors. Contact local jurisdictions
NYC
NC
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
ND
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota Masters: Minnesota, South Dakota
Ohio
Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
Oklahoma
JW and Contractor: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah
Oregon
Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah, Wyoming Masters: Arkansas, Utah
Penn


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has no licensure or certification Requirements for most construction contractors (or their employees).
The only persons who may legally engage in any aspect of Uniform Code Construction (UCC) enforcement are those who hold UCC certification in each category of work that they perform. UCC Certifications are valid three years from the date of issuance.

RI
None
S Carolina
Contractor: Alabama, Georgia (non-restricted), Mississippi, North Carolina (intermediate or unlimited), Pennsylvania (Reading, PA only), Tennessee (TE).
S Dakota
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
Tennessee
None
Texas
Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming Masters:

Louisiana (state contractor’s license

Utah
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, or Wyoming Masters: Idaho, Oregon, or Wyoming
Vermont
JW and Masters Maine and New Hampshire
Virginia
None
Washington
None
W Virginia
Kentucky, Virginia Masters:

Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia

Wisconsin
None
Wyoming
Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas,Utah Masters: South Dakota, Idaho and Utah
 

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I guess Oregon doesn't like Cali.
I've heard Oregon is pretty tough on electricians/electrical contractors
 

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I heard if you have a pulse, you can become an EC in California.:laughing:
When I got my license in 91 it wasn't too bad I think it's stricter now(plus they do background checks now).There's so many people in this state it's hard to regulate contractors.
 

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I dont understand why our licenses dont have national reciprocity. We all use the same code book....
Yes, but the amount of on-the-job-training (OJT) and formal schooling (RTI) is different in various states, as is the examination, or lack thereof.

If all states had the same standards regarding what it takes to actually become an electrician, then transferring licenses should be fairly easy and only be a matter of local code.

There's been a couple of good threads on this topic. :whistling2:
Why isn't there a National Journeymans Electrical License????
 

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There should at least be a national database of verified work experience etc.

I work with a lot of Professional Engineers at that is what most of them use now.

They have to fill out the application particulars, but the work, education experience, etc is vetted & verified by a third party.
 

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How does this work if, say, I am working in California but want to move to Montana in the future?
It's an epic pain in the ass. When I moved from NH to Cali, it took 8 months before I could take the test after applying, and didn't get my card from the DIR until after I had moved back to NH (about 14 months from when I applied). Now I carry my General Electricians Cert around in my wallet so I can show that I'm licensed coast to coast. :laughing:
 
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