How to Become an Electrician
According to the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners, before you take the licensing exam you must complete:
- 8,000 Hours of Employment (approximately 4 years) as an Apprentice under the direct supervision of a holder of a MA Class B Journeyman’s License.
- 600 Hours of Classroom Instruction (8 Modules – approximately 75 hours each) in Electrical Code and Theory from an approved school based on the current National Electric Code.
There is no set order for the two requirements listed above. For example, you may start working as a electrical apprentice first, or you may start classes first, or do both concurrently. If you do not have any prior electrical hands-on experience, it is best to contact our office prior to enrolling in the classroom instruction modules.
Official Web site for the Board of State Examiners of Electricians
Board of State Examiners of Electricians Licensure Candidate Information – (Updated 03/18/2014)
Rules and Regulations Governing Electricians and System Installers – 237 CMR
Board of Fire Prevention Regulations – 527 CMR
PSI Exam Information