Electrical License

To perform electrical work in Connecticut, you must maintain an active license with the Department. Electrical work means the installation, erection, maintenance, inspection, testing, alteration or repair of any wire, cable, conduit, busway, raceway, support, insulator, conductor, appliance, apparatus, fixture or equipment that generates, transforms, transmits or uses electrical energy for light, heat, power or other purposes, but does not include low voltage wiring, not exceeding twenty-four volts, used within a lawn sprinkler system. On the job training, classroom training and an examination are required for licensure.

Application Information:
  • What license type do I need?  Review the scope of work for available license types to determine what best covers the services you intend to provide.
  • Every individual applicant must take an exam(s) – Please note: Separate fees will be due to the exam vendor at time of exam registration.
  • Connecticut does not have reciprocal agreements with any other jurisdiction.
  • Only individuals can apply, company applications are not accepted.
  • The Department does not pre-approve or review applications before submission.
  • Application fee for contractor is $150.00 (Non-Refundable).
  • Application fee for journeyperson is $90.00 (Non-Refundable). 


All electrical licenses expire annually on September 30th. Renewal Fee: Contractor - $150.00;  Journeyperson - $120.00  
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