Electrical Regulations by State - Wyoming

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CODE

Installations must conform to the 2008 National Electrical Code. Local jurisdictions may adopt more stringent requirements.

ENFORCEMENT

The State Electrical Inspector enforces electrical rules and regulations. Permits are required.

LICENSING

All contractors and electricians must be licensed by the State Electrical Board. Types of licenses and qualifications for each are:

Electrical Contractor

Licenses may be issued either to firms or individuals. Firms licensed as electrical contractors must employ a master electrician, and individuals licensed as electrical contractors must have a Wyoming master license.

Master Electrician

Applicants must present evidence of at least eight years (16,000 hours) experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical work and must pass an examination.

Journeyman Electrician

Applicants must present evidence of at least four years experience and 8000 hours of residential, commercial and industrial electrical work, and must pass an examination.

Temporary Work Permit

Applicants for a journeyman electrician’s license may apply for a temporary work permit. A master candidate may apply for a journeyman work permit. If applicant holds a journeyman license from a state recognized by the Electrical Board, they may request a work permit when applying for the next scheduled test. If applicant does not hold a journeyman license in another state, a competency test must be taken. The work permit expires three week after the examination is given. Applicant is allowed two work permits for a total of 150 days. Permit fee $50.

Apprentice Electrician

Apprentices must be employed by an electrical contractor and work under the direct supervision of a journeyman or master. They must be enrolled in an approved apprentice program. To advance to the next year, they must show proof of 144 hours of schooling and 2000 hours of on-the-job-training. Apprentices must be registered with the Electrical Board.

Low-Voltage/Limited Contractor License

(Electrical work under 90 volt) – Licenses may be issued either to firms or individuals. Firms licensed as low-voltage/limited contractors must employ a technician with a Wyoming Technician License, and individuals must have a technician license.

Limited Technician License

Applicant must have at least two years (4,000 hours) work experience in one of trade (elevator, light fixtures, electrical signs, heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, well water and irrigation) and pass an examination.

Low Voltage License

Applicant must have two years (4000 hours) apprenticeship or work experience in one of the trades (general, sound, alarms, television, communications, or control) and pass an examination.

FeesApplicationExaminationRenewal
Electrical Contractor $400.00   $400.00/yr
Master Electrician $200.00 $85.00 $100.00/3yr*
Journeyman Electrician $100.00 $85.00 $50.00/3yr
Apprentice Electrician $20.00 N/A $20.00/yr
Low-Voltage/Limited Contractor License** $200.00 N/A $100.00/yr
Limited Technician License $100.00 $85.00 $50.00/3yr
Low Voltage License $100.00 $85.00 $50.00/3yr


*in addition to 16 hours of continuing education

** If the low-voltage/limited contractor is an individual and has no employees, a fee is not charged.

RECIPROCITY

Alaska, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Arkansas (journeyman electrician only).

To receive a Wyoming reciprocal journeyman license, the original license must have been obtained by examination and held for one year. A signed and notarized application formalong with a letter of verification of license from the state in which the license is helda copy of the license, and a check made out to the State of Wyoming for $100 is required to process the application.

If you have had a Master license from South Dakota for at least a year and pass an examination with a score of 75% or better, Wyoming may recognize your license.

To receive a Wyoming reciprocal master license, the original license must have been obtained by examination and held for one year. A signed and notarized application formalong with a letter of verification of license from the state in which the license is helda copy of the licenseand a check made out to the State of Wyoming for $200 is required to process the application.

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