Anyone in the state of California working as an electrician fo a C-10 Electrical contractor must have a state certification as a General Journeyman Electrician, or be enrolled in a state recognized apprenticeship program.
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You will need at least 8000 hours of work experience. Per the regulations, these hours must consist of work under an electrical contractor in at least two of the following categories:
The license is provided by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE).
Once your application is accepted you can schedule your exam.
The application fee is $175 (This amount is paid and not refundable, whether your application is approved or not.)
This fee can be paid either by cash accompanied by the application or by check (also accompanied by the application) payable to:
DIR-Electrician Certification Fund
P. O. Box 420603,
San Francisco, CA 94142
Once your application is approved you will be forwarded to a testing vendor and a packet will be sent to you with the information you will need for the exams.
The test consist of 100 questions and you’ll have 4 hours to take it. More information for the exam can be found here.
After you pass the exam your license will need to be renewed every three years through continuing education.
Providers for continuing education credit can be found here.
To be eligible for renewal you will need:
Here is the renewal application you will have to fill.
You can find more information in the FAQ.