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Colorado Master Electrician


“Master electrician” means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly plan, lay out, and supervise the installation and repair of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, and power, and for other purposes, in accordance with standard rules governing the work, such as the national electrical code.


To perform electrical contracting in the State of Colorado, you must be a licensed Electrical Contractor registered with the State of Colorado:



  • Hold or employ a licensed master electrician to serve as the responsible individual for the company.



    • The master electrician and company owner (if separate individuals) must sign an Acknowledgment of Responsibility Form. The selected master electrician may be the responsible party for one company only.


  • You must submit evidence that you comply with Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation laws.


For local requirements, contact the city and/or county government in the area in which you work.

$620.00

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Required Books 

All examination questions are consistent with the 2023 National Electrical Code book. The 2023 National Electrical Code book and Formula Page will be provided to you at the test center. You may not write, highlight, underline, and/or index on the references. You may not use any other materials.

Add All Required Books to Cart ($189.00)

Master electrician license applicants must have five years experience and training documented, and pass the master electrician's examination.

To perform Electrical contracting in Colorado, you must be a licensed Electrical Contractor registered with the state or employ a Master Electrician who must sign an Acknowledgment of Responsibility Form.

 Experience Requirements (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university AND 2,000 hours of construction experience earned in no less than 1 year, OR
  • Graduate of an electrical trade school or community college AND 8,000 hours of experience earned in no less than 4 years, OR
  • 2,000 hours of experience earned in no less than 1 year in addition to the JW requirements listed above
    • Some hours of which must be in planning and layout
    • Some hours of which must be supervision* while in possession of a Journeyman Electrician license

"Master electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly plan, lay out, and supervise the installation and repair of wiring apparatus and equipment for electric light, heat, and power, and for other purposes, in accordance with standard rules governing the work, such as the national electrical code.

To perform electrical contracting in the State of Colorado, you must be a licensed Electrical Contractor registered with the State of Colorado:

  • Hold or employ a licensed master electrician to serve as the responsible individual for the company.
    • The master electrician and company owner (if separate individuals) must sign an Acknowledgment of Responsibility Form. The selected master electrician may be the responsible party for one company only.
  • You must submit evidence that you comply with Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation laws.

For local requirements, contact the city and/or county government in the area in which you work.

Division of Professions and Occupations

1560 Broadway,  Ste. 1350

Denver, CO 80202

303-894-7800

Important Contacts

Applications & information for Electrical & Plumbing licenses may be obtained from:

State Electrical Board OR Examining Board for Plumbers
1560 Broadway, Ste 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303.894.2310
303.894.7800 fax
The State Testing Agency is PSI


PSI Licensure: Certification
ATTN: Examination Registration GA
3210 E Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(800) 733-9267

Reciprocity: Colorado has entered into reciprocal licensing agreements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming for journeyman electrical licenses only.
Continuing Education is Required

All examination questions are consistent with the 2023 National Electrical Code book.

 

  • Master Electrician 90 Scored Items - 240 Minutes 70% (63 Items) Correct to Pass Up to 10 Non-Scored Items - 30 Minutes
  • Exam Fee is $78.00

American Contractors offers a 1 and 1/2 day seminar to prepare for the Colorado Master Electrician exam. Please conact us for more information. 800-992-1910