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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 Schedule

2014 Exam Dates
Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lansing

 October 14, 2014

2014 Exam Dates
Journey and Master Electrician
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lansing

 October 22, 2014

2014 Exam Dates
Fire Alarm Specialty Technician and
Sign Specialist
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lansing

 October 14, 2014

2015 Examination Schedule 

2015 Exam Dates
Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Tuesday, January 13, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, December 9, 2014
 Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lansing

 Tuesday, June 16, 2015
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

 Escanaba

 Tuesday, August 18, 2015
 Tuesday, September 22, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, August 25, 2015
 Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2015 Exam Dates
Journeyman and Master Electrician
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lansing

 Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Lansing  Wednesday, April 29, 2015
 Wedneday, August 12, 2015

 Lansing

 Wednesday, July 15, 2015
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

 Escanaba

 Wednesday, August 19, 2015
 Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Lansing

 Wednesday, October 21, 2015

2015 Exam Dates
Fire Alarm Specialty Technician and
Sign Specialist
 

Location 

Application Deadline Date 

 Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lansing

 Tuesday, December 9, 2014
 Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lansing 

 Tuesday, April 14, 2015
 Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Escanaba 

 Tuesday, August 18, 2015
 Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lansing

 Tuesday, August 25, 2015
 Tuesday, November 10, 2015

 Lansing

 Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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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