Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Electrical Licence

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Valdosta, GA
    Posts
    4,046
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    IMO, it is more important to know the NEC than it is to have a masters license. The tests I have seen are very much theory oriented and although that is beneficial I see the nec rules more important
    When I took my state test many years ago, I was surprised at how little theory questions there were. It was 10% tax law, 10% theory, and 80% NEC. Which is probably why so many people fail it the first time or two.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Brought to you by Carl's Jr. ©

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Tampa, Fl
    Posts
    141
    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    So I know it varies from state to state, but right now I live in PA. I went to tech school for two years and got an associate's in electrical construction. Never worked for an electrician though. Started an LLC and did part time small jobs, then went full time this past year. Things are going well, but at some point in the next few years I would like to take the master test. Ever heard of someone being able to take the test in my scenario before? Didn't know if they would let me.
    My first Masters License was in PA. The Block Exam required 10 years practical experience prior to taking the test. Most unincorporated areas didn't require license, however still needed to procure a permit and inspections. Conversely, incorporated cities did require a license to get a permit. This was in 1987, so things mat have changed.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bucks County
    Posts
    137
    PA has not master license, however if you work in Philadelphia you need a master license. To get that you need to take the exam and then apply to Philadelphia and you will have to show you worked for a master electrician for 5 years even if you pass the master test.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    (44.057116, -123.103394)
    Posts
    336
    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    So I know it varies from state to state, but right now I live in PA. I went to tech school for two years and got an associate's in electrical construction. Never worked for an electrician though. Started an LLC and did part time small jobs, then went full time this past year. Things are going well, but at some point in the next few years I would like to take the master test. Ever heard of someone being able to take the test in my scenario before? Didn't know if they would let me.
    I would seek out a retired master electrician to work with you. Having a trail guide can be priceless, there are many things they only teach in the school of life. If you get a master electrician as an employee on the books you would be getting your own work experience.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Clark County, NV
    Posts
    1,098
    Quote Originally Posted by gulf0927 View Post
    I don't think they do, it seemed like each city requires tgheir own and may or may not accept one's from other cities. Really wish this was a bit more uniform given the NEC is national😕
    Actually, the "national" in NFPA and NEC is private, not governmental at all.

    Each LOCAL JHA decides what to do with codes, and most of them adopt the private corporation's codes, some with amendments.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    New Kensington, Pa
    Posts
    184
    State has no license requirement. Some city’s require it. Pittsburgh requires the test plus proof of working with licensed electrician for 10 years

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Valdosta, GA
    Posts
    4,046
    Quote Originally Posted by keith gigabyte View Post
    .... Pittsburgh requires the test plus proof of working with licensed electrician for 10 years
    That seems like a reeeeeeally long time to apprentice.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Brought to you by Carl's Jr. ©

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3
    You can take the Philadelphia exam but you still have to show contactors that you have worked for and hands on hours to get the license itself (anyone can take the test.Its a third party exam )That is in the city
    Last edited by ARKELEC; 02-04-18 at 06:15 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •