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Apprentice Electrical License Procedure

No examination for Apprentice electrician license is required; this is a registration only. Applicant shall have been regularly and principally engaged in electrical work preceding the date of application submittal.

  1. The application is available below:
  2. Please complete the application fully and submit with it:
    • A check in the total amount of $90.64 (non-refundable), which covers application processing and is good for one year.
    • Letters of verification of employment on company letterhead, signed by the Master Electrician of the company.
      • The Master for the company must include his/her license number and the
        Jurisdiction where the license was obtained
      • Letter(s) of verification must indicate specific dates of employment
      • Options for photo submittals are as follows;
        1. Mail us a front-faced professional looking photo (e.g. no sporting activities photos, no driver’s licenses, no beach photos) on a CD disk (JPEG format). The disk should be saved accordingly (John Doe) with the individual’s name and packaged in a protective container or adequate cushioning material.
        2. Come into the office and a photo will be taken OR
        3. E-mail us an electronic photo at
  3. The application is then forwarded to the Board of Electrical Examiners for review.
  4. If the Board determines that the applicant meets the qualifications, the application package is then forwarded for processing.
  5. The applicant is then issued an identification card to be in their possession at all times while performing electrical work within Montgomery County, under the jurisdiction of this office.
  6. If the Board determines that the applicant does not qualify, the applicant is notified in writing. The applicant may arrange to appear at a subsequent meeting of the Electrical Board to give further information regarding qualifications.
  7. The license is valid for one year, after which the applicant must re-apply.   
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  American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)
  Board of Appeals
  Historical Society
  International Code Council (ICC)
  Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
  Maryland Department of the Environment
  Maryland Division of State Documents
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  MNCPPC: Historic Area Work Permits
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  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
  U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  Washington Gas Light Co.