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Electrical Examination Schedule, Licensing Information and Applications


Examination Information 

IMPORTANT: Applications for electrical licensing examinations 

The state's electrical examination forms can only be used by persons who are eligible to be licensed by the state of Michigan. The state of Michigan issues electrical licenses to residents in most communities in the state of Michigan. However, if you reside in the following communities where electrical licenses are issued locally, you should not use this form nor should you submit it to the state of Michigan:  City of Grand Rapids and City of Detroit.
 


 Qualifications for a Electrical Journeyman License 

  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Have not less than 8,000 hours of practical experience obtained over a period of not less than 4 years related to electrical construction or maintenance of buildings or electrical wiring or equipment under the direct supervision of a person licensed under Act 217 of 1956. (Maximum credit of 2,000 hours per year.)
  • Credit may be provided for graduation from or attendance at a recognized training or educational program.
  • Must take and pass the examination. 

Application for Journeyman Electrician Examination  


 Qualifications for a Master Electrician License 

  • Must be at least 22 years of age.
  • Has held an electrical journeyman's license for not less than 2 years.
  • Have not less than 12,000 hours of experience obtained over a period of not less than 6 years related to electrical construction, the maintenance of buildings, or electrical wiring or equipment under the supervision of a master electrician.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Master Electrician Examination 


Qualifications for a Electrical Contractor License
  • Holds a master electrician's license or has not less than 1 master electrician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The master electrician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of electrical wiring and equipment.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor's license unless they employ a master electrician residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor Examination 



Qualifications for a Fire Alarm Specialty Technician License
  • Must be at least 20 years of age.
  • Be certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) as an associate engineering technician, level II, or the equivalent as determined by the board, in the field of fire alarm systems technology.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Fire Alarm Specialty Technician Examination 


Qualifications for a Fire Alarm Contractor License
  • Holds a fire alarm specialty technician's license or has not less than 1 fire alarm specialty technician residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The fire alarm specialty technician shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations of fire alarm system wiring and equipment.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor's license unless they employ a fire alarm specialty technician residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor Examination 



Qualifications for a Sign Specialist License
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have not less than 4,000 hours of experience, obtained over a period of not less than 2 years, related to manufacture, installation, maintenance, connection, or repair of electric signs and related wiring, as verified by a contractor licensed under this act.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Sign Specialist Examination 


Qualifications for a Sign Specialty Contractor License
  • Holds a sign specialist's license or has not less than 1 sign specialist residing in this state who is in his or her full-time employ. The sign specialist shall be actively in charge of and responsible for code compliance of all installations, connection, and repair of electric signs and related wiring.
  • Out-of-state corporations will not qualify for a contractor's license unless they employ a sign specialist residing in the state of Michigan.
  • Must provide evidence of public liability insurance.
  • Must take and pass the examination.

Application for Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor Examination 

  
 
2014 Examination Schedules

Electrical Contractor/Fire Alarm Contractor/Sign Contractor
 

2014 Exam Dates - Exam will be on the 2011 Code 

Location 

Application
Deadline Date
 

 Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lansing

December 11, 2013

 Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lansing 

February 18, 2014 

 Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lansing 

April 15, 2014 

 Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lansing 

June 17, 2014 

 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 Escanaba

August 18, 2014 

 Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lansing 

August 26, 2014
 Tuesday, November 13, 2014

 Lansing

October 14, 2014

Journey and Master Electrician 

2014 Exam Dates - Exam will be on the 2011 Code 

Location 

Application
Deadline Date
 

 Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lansing

January 29, 2014

 Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lansing 

May 1, 2014 

 Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lansing 

July 17, 2014 

 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Escanaba 

August 18, 2014 

 Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 Lansing

October 22, 2014 


Fire Alarm Specialty Technician and Sign Specialist
 

2014 Exam Dates - Exam will be on the 2011 Code 

Location 

Application
Deadline Date
 

 Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lansing

February 18, 2014

 Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lansing 

June 17, 2014 

 Tuesday, November 13, 2014

Lansing 

October 14, 2014 


The exam site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the exam are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products, in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. Please make sure all cell phones, pagers and other personal elecronic devices are turned off or set to vibrate. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) should contact the Electrical Division at 517-241-9320 at least 10 work days before the event. LARA is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Questions regarding licensing requirements or examinations should be directed to the Electrical Division at 517-241-9320.
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