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West Virginia Electrician Journeyman

A Journeyman may perform all types of electrical work EXCEPT design of electrical systems (commercial and industrial design).

Journeymen are qualified to perform work in all sub-classified specialty areas such as HVAC, Elevator, Electric Sign and so forth. Each Journeyman may supervise up to 3 licensed Apprentice Electricians.

Journeyman may also pull permits in many areas. (Check with your local Inspectors Office)

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Required Books 

The references listed below are permitted in to the exam and they are available to purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 800-992-1910. References may be highlighted and tabbed (with permanent Index tabs) prior to the exam.

As of 2022, the exams will be based on the 2020 NEC

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Additional Services

Applicants must submit an application to the State Fire Marshal’s Office to verify experience and gain approval to take the exam.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • 1 year/2000 hours of actual electrical work in wiring for Light, Heat and Power of Residential and Commercial buildings OR
  • Completion of US Dept of Labor registered electrical apprenticeship program (must show certificate) OR
  • Completion of an electrical vocational education program of at least 1080 hours (must show certificate)
  • All electrical work shall consist of above ground structural wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code
  • There are no state mandated financial requirements for this license.

 

A Journeyman may perform all types of electrical work EXCEPT design of electrical systems (commercial and industrial design).

 Journeymen are qualified to perform work in all sub-classified specialty areas such as HVAC, Elevator, Electric Sign and so forth. Each Journeyman may supervise up to 3 licensed Apprentice Electricians.

 Journeyman may also pull permits in many areas. (Check with your local Inspectors Office)

The licensing fee is $50 with a yearly renewal at the same cost. Applications are processed as soon as they are received.

Applicants should receive an approval letter within 10 to 15 days.

To apply for an Electricians License, contact:
State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal- 4th Floor
1700 MacCorkle Ave, SE
Charleston, WV  25314
(304) 558-2191

http://www.firemarshal.wv.gov/

 

Important Contacts

To apply for a Contractors license, contact:

West Virginia Division of Labor
Contractor Licensing Board
State Capital Complex, Bldg. 9, Rm. 749
Charleston, WV 25305
(304)558-7890
To apply for an Electricians License or to schedule for and Electrician's exam, contact:

State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St. 2nd floor
Charleston, WV 25301
(304)558-2191
PSI
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
833-333-4754

West Virginia has a reciprocity agreement with the state of Virginia for the Journeyman license, though certain restrictions apply.

West Virginia does not currently require Continuing Education for Electricians.

  • The exam is give by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • There are several preset dates and locations for these exams throughout the year.
  • The exam is 42 multiple-choice questions and 4 electrical calculations.
  • There is a 4-hour time limit for the test.
  • The exam fee is $25.
  • 80% is required to pass
  • There are also 4 electrical calculations (i.e. power factor, voltage drop, etc.).

Exam Dates 2024

Charleston- Jan 30, Apr 2, Jun 11, Jul 30, Sept 17, Nov 19

Beckley- Feb 27, Apr 30, Aug 6, Nov 19

Clarksburg- Feb 13, May 7, Aug 13, Oct 29

Martinsburg- Mar 12, May 21, Jul 16, Sept 24, Nov 12

Wheeling - Feb 6, Apr 23, Jul 23, Oct 22

 

 

American Contractors offers a 1 day preparation seminar for the West Virginia Jouneyman Electrician exam. We also sell tabbed and highlighted Code books. Please contact us for more information.