Obtaining An Oregon Electrical License
Updated On: Sep 13, 2011


Building Codes Division
P.O. Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309
Phone: (503) 378-4133          

Fax:   (503) 378-2322
Web:  www.cbs.state.or.us/external/bcd/
Email: license.BCD@state.or.us



General Journeyman  Licensing  Requirements:    
• Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in Oregon OR
• Official transcripts verifying 576 hours of classroom training and verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon. Experience must include a breakdown of hours, showing a minimum of 1,000 hours in each category: residential, commercial, and industrial. (300 percent rule applies.) OR
• Verification of 16,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon showing a minimum of 2,000 hours in each category: residential, commercial, and industrial. (300 percent rule applies.)

Exam Given By:                  Oregon Licensing Board
Passing Grade:                   75%
Exam:                                 3 hours; 52 questions
Examination Fee:                $10


Licensing Fee:                    $100
Renewal:                            Triennial; as of October 1, 2006 (2009, 2012, 2015, etc)
Renewal Fee:                     $100
Continuing Ed:                   24 hours of which 12 must be on code changes.
License Reciprocity:           Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah, Wyoming



Oregon has specific requirements by type of license. The list below shows how many CE hours are required by each license type, and how many of those hours must be Code Changes in order to renew that license.

Gen Journeyman (J) - 24 CE (Min. 8CC)

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