Electrical Regulations by State - Alabama

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CODE

The codes and standards currently adopted and enforced by the Alabama Building Commission (for Electricians) as state building codes are:

  • 2008 National Electrical Code
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • 2006 International Fire Code

ENFORCEMENT

The codes and standards are enforced by the State of Alabama Building Commission.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

Persons applying for statewide Electrical Contractor examination must demonstrate a minimum of four (4) years experience that show that you have designed, planned, laid-out and directly supervised electrical construction activities and the installing of electrical components. The work supervised must be commercial or industrial. The license is unlimited in voltage and bid requirements. Applicants may substitute one (1) year education in electrical curriculum for one-half (½) year electrical experience for a maximum of two (2) years credit of the four (4) years experience requirement. The applicant must submit a copy of the diploma or certificate.

Journeyman Electrician

Persons applying for statewide journeyman examination must demonstrate a minimum of four (4) years experience that show the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment, light, heat or power. Applicant must demonstrate his or her ability to do the work according to plans and specifications furnished to him or her and in accordance with standard rules and regulations governing such work. A substantial part of the work performed must have been commercial or industrial. Applicants may substitute one (1) year of education in an electrical curriculum for one-half (½) year electrical experience for a maximum of one (1) year credit of the four (4) years experience required.

FeesElectrical ContractorJourneyman Electrician
License $200.00 $35.00
Examination $165.00 $115.00
Annual Renewal $200.00 $35.00*

*Payable after notification of passing the examination.

RECIPROCITY

Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia

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