Electrical Regulations by State - Hawaii

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CODE

As of this update there is no statewide electrical code. The Hawaii Building Codes Commission is in agreement of passing the 2008 National Electrical Code as published.

ENFORCEMENT

Counties review plans and specifications, issue permits, conduct inspections, and enforce the electrical codes.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

The Contractors Licensing Board conducts examinations and issues licenses for C-13 Electrical Contractor; C-15 Electronic Systems Contractor, C-15a Fire and Burglar Alarm Contractor, C-15b Telecommunications Contractor, C-60 Solar Power Systems Contractor, C-62 Pole and Line Contractor, and C-63 High Voltage Electrical Contractor.

Journey Worker Electrician

Five (5) years but no less than 10,000 hours of all aspect of electrical wiring work, primarily involved in residential and commercial wiring

Supervising Electrician

Four (4) years experience as a licensed journey worker electrician or equivalent

Journey Worker Industrial Electrician

Five (5) years but no less than 10,000 hours of industrial wiring work

Supervising Industrial Electrician

Four (4) years experience as a licensed journey worker industrial electrician or equivalent

Maintenance Electrician

One (1) year electrical maintenance wiring work or two years electrical trade schooling

FeesApplicationExaminationLicense*Renewal
Electrical Contractor $30.00 $133.00 N/A $75.00/3yr
Journey Worker Electrician $40.00 $133.00 $225.00 $225.00/3yr
Supervising Electrician $40.00 $85.00 $225.00 $225.00/3yr
Journey Worker Industrial Electrician $40.00 $85.00 $225.00 $225.00/3yr
Supervising Industrial Electrician $40.00 $85.00 $225.00 $225.00/3yr
Maintenance Electrician $40.00 $85.00 $225.00 $225.00/3yr

*This is amount is prorated. If you are licensed in the years 2008, 2011, or 2014 you pay the full amount. If you are licensed in the years 2009, 2012, or 2015 you pay $150.00. If you are licensed in the years 2010 or 2013 you pay $75.00.

For supervising or master categories, equivalent experience in the trade means having been licensed as a journey worker or supervising level electrician for at least four years or a journey worker or master level in another county, state, or country where requirements for licensure are equivalent to those in force in this State.

CONTACT
  • Hawaii Contractors License Board
  • PO Box 3469
  • Honolulu, HI 96801
  • (808) 586-2700
  • (808) 586-2689 fax