Electrical Regulations by State - Connecticut



Installations must conform to regulations of the Consumer Protection Department and Electrical Board of Occupational Licensing. The regulations are the same as or similar to the 2005 National Electrical Code.


Electrical installations are subject to inspection by the Department of Consumer Protection.


Electrical contractors and journeyman electricians must be licensed by the Electrical Board of Occupational Licensing. All electrical work must be performed by licensed electricians or registered apprentices, under a permit obtainable with an electrical contractor license (E2). There are no exceptions. It is the responsibility of the electrical contractor to validate the license number of every employee.

Applicants for both contractor and journeyman licenses must be at least 20 years of age, have an eighth grade education or its equivalent, be of good moral character, and possess “the requisite skill” to perform electrical work.

Electrical Contractor

Two (2) years experience as a Connecticut licensed journeyman.

Journeyman Electrician

Four (4) years on the job training plus 576 hours of schooling in related instruction

FeesElectrical ContractorJourneyman Electrician
Application $75.00 $45.00
Examination $130.00 $50.00
License Renewal $75.00/yr $60.00/yr