Electrical Regulations by State - Wisconsin

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CODE

Installations must conform to Wisconsin Administrative Rules, Chapter Comm 16 Electrical, which incorporates the National Electrical Code with specified changes. Local jurisdictions may adopt more stringent requirements.

ENFORCEMENT

All electrical work must be inspected by state certified inspectors. Municipalities may hire their own certified inspectors or employ a private inspection agency. Areas without permit or inspection requirements are inspected by the Department of Commerce, Division of Safety and Buildings.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

Allows local municipalities to accept electrical permit applications from owner of the contracting business, a partner in the contracting business applying on behalf of the partnership, or the chairman of the board or chief executive officer applying on behalf of the contracting business.

Restricted Electrical Contractor

Allows local municipalities to accept electrical permit applications from a person to perform electrical construction work in one or more municipalities where the person held municipal electrical licenses or certifications as of the date the municipalities required state certification.

Master Electrician

Allows an electrician to obtain a license at any municipality without local examination. Local municipalities decide whether certification is required.

Journeyman Electrician

an electrician with 5 years (1000 hours) who will be working under a master electrician to obtain a license at any municipality without local examination. Local municipalities decide whether certification is required.

Beginning Electrician

certification granted to an electrician with some experience installing and repairing electrical wiring to work under direct supervision of a master or journeyman electrician. Local municipalities decide whether certification is required.

FeesApplicationExaminationRenewal
Electrical Contractor $35.00 N/A $200.00/4yr*
Restricted Electrical Contractor $35.00 N/A $200/4yr*
Master Electrician $35.00 $30.00 $200/4yr*
Journeyman Electrician $35.00 $30.00 $100.00/4yr*
Beginning Electrician $35.00 N/A $80.00/4yr*

*Renewal Fee is prorated for partial cycle

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