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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.

A person holding a master electrician certification may apply without examination for a commercial electrical inspector certification.

Requirements of Credential: For any electrical installation that requires a uniform building permit under s. Comm 20.08, a person who holds a master electrician license may not commence installation of electrical wiring until a permit is issued for the installation. A person who as a licensed master electrician is responsible for the installation, repair or maintenance of electrical wiring shall utilize the appropriately licensed or registered individuals to construct, install, repair or maintain electrical wiring.

Education Hours Required to Renew: The renewal of a master electrician license shall be contingent upon the master electrician obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education three months prior to the expiration date of their credential. A person who holds a license as a master electrician 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 shall 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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