California CA Electrical License Requirements and Electrician License Verification, Renewal and Application

California Electrical Contractors’ State Licensing Board are the ones who you must apply with to become a licensed Electrical Contractor or Journeyman Electrician in California. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) protects consumers by licensing and regulating California’s construction industry. There are about 300,000 licensed contractors in the state, in 43 different licensing classifications. In addition to educating consumers about contractors and construction law, CSLB activities include administering examinations to test prospective licensees, issuing licenses, investigating complaints against licensed and unlicensed contractors, issuing citations, suspending or revoking licenses, and seeking administrative, criminal, and civil sanctions against violators. In fiscal year 2012-13, CSLB helped recover nearly $44 million in ordered restitution for consumers.(excerpt from The California Electrical Contractors’ State Licensing Board official web site).


To find the requirements to pass their state exam, the cost of their electrical license, license exam and renewal fee, please contact them directly as it can vary from year to year. The codes and standards that currently are adopted by California are the 2007 California Building Code and 2007 California Fire Code.

California Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board
PO Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826


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California Electrical License Links:

California The Road to Becoming a License Contractor

NFPA NEC: National Electrical Code 2008

What is a Journeyman?

NFPA 70: 2014 National Electrical Code

Learn How to Become a Licensed Contractor

NFPA Training, Conference and Expo

Consequences of Contracting Without a License

NFPA Source of Safety Information

Help If You Already Have a Contractors License from Another State or Country

Electrical Association

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