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Reason for Credential: Except as provided under s. 101.862 (4), Stats., no person as of April 1, 2013 may install, repair or maintain electrical wiring unless the person holds a license or registration issued by the department as a licensed master electrician, licensed residential master electrician, licensed journeyman electrician, licensed industrial journeyman electrician, licensed residential journeyman electrician, registered beginning electrician, registered electrical apprentice, registered industrial electrical apprentice or a registered residential electrical apprentice.

Requirements of Credential: A person who holds a registration as a registered beginning electrician shall perform electrical wiring activities under the direct supervision of a person who holds a license either as a licensed master electrician or a licensed journeyman electrician. Beginning electricians may perform electrical wiring activities under the direct supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed residential master electrician or licensed residential journeyman electrician provided the wiring is associated with dwellings, dwelling units and detached accessory buildings and structures serving the dwellings or the dwelling units, such as garages, carports, gazebos and swimming pools.

A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential.

Education Hours Required to Renew: The renewal of a beginning electrician registration shall be contingent upon the qualifier obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education three months prior to the expiration date of their credential which is one year after your credential is issued. A person who holds a beginning electrician registration may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver will be considered individually on its merits by the department.

Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7082
Madison, WI 53707-7082
(608)266-3151   (608)267-0592 fax


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