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The state of Illinois requires that you have a license to perform

electrical work, however, at this time, there is no state-recognized

master electrician license. Instead, municipalities throughout the

state issue electrical licenses. Fees for obtaining the electrical

license will vary by municipality.  In addition, a license is not required

for an individual to work as an electrical apprentice.  


If you plan to do electrical work in the city of Chicago you must hold the supervising electrician license. To test for this license you must have at least 2 years of electrical experience under a Supervising Electrician with an active City License.


If you plan to do electrical work in the suburbs of Illinois you may be required to have electrical work experience under the supervision of a licensed electrician but other municipalities do not require work experience.


It is highly recommended that you determine where you want to do your electrical work. Once that is determined, you must visit each municipality's website to find out the requirements you need before registering to take the test.

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions!

Electrical License

Sample Questions from the test:

1. Service is _____________ .
A. The conductors & equipment for delivering electrical energy from the serving utility to the wiring system.
B. The conductors from the electrical pole to the building.
C. The equipment to shut off the power to the building.
D. None of them.

2. The minimum current rating of 3-wire service-entrance conductors for one-family dwelling is _____________ .
A. 60A
B. 100A
C. 125A
D. 200A

Electrical Contractor License

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pm


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