Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation: Board of Electrical Examiners

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Board of Electrical Examiners

(302) 744-4500
(302) 739-2711
Mailing address:
Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

NEW EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT FOR JOURNEYPERSON APPLICANTS:   House Bill 172 revises the license requirements for journeypersons. Effective for applications received on or after October 1, 2013, a journeyperson applicant must pass a Board-designated examination when applying on the basis of 8,000 hours of supervised experience.  However, a journeyperson applicant who successfully completes a Board-approved apprenticeship program—such as a program approved by the Department of Labor—in which he or she has passed a final examination, is not required to pass another Board-designated examination. For information on this provision, see 24 Del. C. §1408(a)(5) and Journeyperson Electrician.

NEW DUTY TO REPORT UNLICENSED PERSONS: House Bill 172 also adds provisions designed to prevent unlicensed persons from performing electrical work. It requires owners, operators, managers and supervisors of businesses performing electrical services to:

  • Report any unlicensed person performing electrical work to the Board, in writing, within 10 days of learning that the person is not properly licensed.
  • Verify that employees or independent contractors are licensed before allowing them to perform electrical services.  

For details on this requirement, see 24 Del. C. §1423.

The Board of Electrical Examiners regulates the practice of electrical services and issues licenses to electricians and inspection agencies who meet minimum standards of competency. Among its functions, the Board promulgates rules and regulations; issues and renews licenses, and disciplines licensees, when necessary. (24 Del. C., Chapter 14, § 1401-1422)

FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS: The Board meets the first Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. except August and December. All meetings are open to the general public and are held at 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Cannon Building Conference Room A, Dover Delaware.

To assure consideration of your license application at the next meeting, the Board office must receive all of these items no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date:

  • Completed, signed and notarized application form
  • Fee payment, and
  • All required supporting documentation (see “License Requirements” on the menu to your left).


Last Updated: Wednesday, 04-Dec-2013 16:10:36 EST
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