Electricians must be licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection in order to perform electrical work. DCP licenses individuals, but not the electrical company.
There are limited and unlimited licenses in the category. In general, licenses with odd numbers are contractors, such as: E-1, L-3, and L-5. Licenses with even numbers are journeymen/employees, such as: E-2, L-2, L-6.
Only contractors can obtain permits and sign contracts.Journeymen and apprentices cannot work directly for consumers, unless employed by, or employing a licensed contractor of record.