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Important Notices:
All Electrical Examinations are based on the 2020 NEC Code Book. ​​
Helper (Apprentice) Electricians do not require a license to perform helper level electrical work, but must be supervised at all times by a Master or Journeyman Electrician. This rule went into effect on June 16, 2021, due to legislative changes in the Electrical Code. 

Exam Qualification Requirements:

Journeyman - Must meet at least 1 of the 3 requirements:
  • Must have at least 1 Year (12 months) or 2,000 hours of actual, hands-one electrical work experience. All work shall consist of above ground structural wiring in accordance with the National Electric Code.
  • Must have completed an approved US Department of Labor formal Apprenticeship program.
  • Must have completed an approved West Virginia Department of Education 1080-hour vocational course.

Master – Must have at least 2 Yeas (24 months) or 4,000 hours of actual, hands-on electrical work experience. Vocational training CANNOT be counted towards the required work experience.

Specialty – Electric Sign, HVAC, Low Voltage, Single Family Dwelling – Must have at least 2 years (24 months) or 4,000 hours of actual, hands-on electrical work experience in the SPECIALTY AREA for which the applicant will be testing. Applicants may apply 1 year (12 months) of approved educational courses toward the work experience.

Exam information:

All 2022 exams are open book and based solely on the 2020 National Electric Code Book.

Exam fees are $25.00. This fee is nonrefundable.

Seating is limited for each exam date and location. To be considered for a specific date and location, your application MUST be received by the agency at least 7 business days prior to the requested test date. ​For a list of exam dates and locations Click Here.​

Applicants may reschedule but must notify the agency NO LATER than the date of the exam. Applicants can reschedule no more than (3) three times in any calendar year.

Walk-ins are not authorized. Only those with prior authorization from the central office will be allowed to take the exam.

Applicants are authorized to bring the following items to the exam:
  • 2020 NEC Code Book
  • Book Tabs
  • Key Word Index
  • Ugly’s Reference Guide
  • Standard Calculator
  • No. 2 Pencil

Test Locations:

  • Beckley: Academy of Careers and Technology 390 Stanaford Rd Beckley, WV
  • Charleston: Beni Kedem 100 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV
  • Clarksburg: United Technical Center 251 Marietta Street Clarksburg, WV
  • Martinsburg: James Rumsey Technical Institute 3274 Hedgesville Rd Martinsburg, WV
  • Wheeling: Wesbanco Arena – West Meeting Room 2 14th Street Wheeling, WV

Exams begin at 9:00am for Beckley, Charleston, Clarksburg, and Martinsburg.
Wheeling exams begin at 10:00am.

Please submit your completed application, all required documentation, and the exam fee via Check or Money Order (made out to WVSFMO) to the below address:

1207 Quarrier St
2nd Floor Licensing
Charleston, WV 25301