Utah Master Electrician

Pre-approval is required to sit for the exam.

An official college transcript documenting at least a bachelors degree from an accredited electrical engineering program AND documentation of at least one year of practical electrical experience as a licensed apprentice electrician. OR Official transcript of an associate degree from an electrical trade school AND documentation of at least two years practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician. OR A certificate of completion from an approved electrical trade school and documentation of at least 4 years of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician

A S200 General Electrical Contractor must be licesed as a Master Electrician with the State.

Scope of Work:

A Master Electrician is a person who possesses knowledge and skill to design, plan, layout, install, alter, repair, add to, or change electrical conductors, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduit or any part thereof which generates, transforms, or utilizes electrical energy in any form for light, heat, power, or communications.


Applications for all types of contractor, electrician, and plumber licenses are available from:

Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Reciprocity: No, Utah does not have reciprocity. Instead, Utah allows for licensure by endorsement. A license by endorsement may be issued to a person who has been licensed in another state or foreign country where the education, experience, and examination requirements are, or were at the time the license was issued, substantially equal to the requirements of Utah. It is the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate that the requirements to obtain their original contractor's license are substantially equivalent to the requirements in Utah. The licensure by endorsement only applies to the general contractor classifications - the B100 General Building Contractor, E100 General Engineering Contractor, and the R100 Residential/Small Commercial Contractor. Electrical and plumbing contractor licenses are not elilgible for licensure by endorsement. If you did not pass an exam as part of your original licensure, you are not eligible for licensure by endorsement in Utah. Although this list is not exclusive, Utah has determined that certain license classifications with Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada and South Carolina are substantially equivalent to Utah's classification requirements. All applicants for endorsement are still required to have their qualifiers pass the Utah Business Laws & Rules Exam.
Applicants must complete 16 hrs of continuing education to renew their license. 8 hours must be on the current edition of the National Electrical Code.

The exams are administered by PSI. They are open-book, multiple-choice and have time limits.

There are 80 questions,on the Code Exam. A score of 75% is required for passing and you have 3 hours to complete.

Exam questions cover the following topics:  Definitions& General Requirements, Raceways & Enclosures, Services, Feeders & Branch Circuits; Overcurrent Protection, Conductors & Cables, Grounding & Bonding, Motors & Controllers, Communication Systems and more....

There are 50 questionson the Theory Exam.  A score of 75% is required for passing and you have 100 minutes to complete.

Exam questions cover the following topics:  Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power & Voltage Drop. There are 10 questions on each topic.

There are 7 questions on the Practical Exam. Student have 2 hours to complete is is a pass or fail scenario.

Exam topics include Wiring Projects, Material Identification & Conduit Bending.




References: The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted, prior to taking the exam. They are available for purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 800-992-1910.
Training: American Contractors carries the necessary reference materials to prepare for the Utah Master Electrician Exam.  American Contractors has created a NEC practice exam CD that will help familiarize students with the layout and navigation of the National Electrical Code, which will increase your chances for passing for Utah Electrical Exams. We also have Electrical Code classes that can improve your use and knowledge of the NEC. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for more information.

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Instruction for this course, if available, is given on a private and/or home-study basis. Please contact us for more information.

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