How to Become a Journeyman Electrician
According to the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners, before you take the Journeyman’s State 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 an electrical apprentice first, or you may start classes first, or do both concurrently.
Assabet After Dark offers the 600-hours of classroom instruction, Modules 1 through 8, in a cycle which repeats yearly. You do not have to complete the Modules in any specific order. To find classroom instruction provided by Assabet After Dark, click here.
Note: If you are NOT currently working as an Electrical Apprentice, we do recommend that you call the office at (508) 263-9651 before registering for any modules, to discuss your career plans.
Find an apprenticeship: View registered apprenticeship programs at Mass.gov – Information for Apprentices
How to Become a Master Electrician
According to the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners, before you take the Master Electrician State Licensing Exam you must complete:
- 1 year as a Journeyman
- 150 Hours of Classroom Instruction (Master Electrician)
Assabet After Dark offers the 150-hour Master Electrician classroom training during our fall semester only.
Mass.gov Website – Board of State Examiners of Electricians
Mass.gov Website – Information for Apprentices
The Board of State Examiners of Electricians – Examination Candidate Information Bulletin – (Updated 1/23/2018)
Rules and Regulations Governing Electricians and System Installers – 237 CMR
Board of Fire Prevention Regulations – 527 CMR
Journeyman Exam – PSI Exam Information
Master Exam – PSI Exam Information
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Electricians