Residential Journeyman Electrician

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All initial, reinstatement, and renewal applications for a Trades credential must now be made through LicensE, your online, self-guided licensing platform.

  • To apply for a license or renew your license, go to license.wi.gov.
  • For those renewing in LicensE for the first time or looking for more information about LicensE, including exams, refer to the “Trades LicensE Information" document.
  • Please review the LicensE Applicant User Guide for help. 
  • If you are having trouble with anything, please submit a support ticket at this link.  Please provide complete contact information and a detailed description of the issue you are experiencing.

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Please go to https://appswlp.dsps.wi.gov/SB.CredentialRenewal/app/rstCredentialSearch for a special renewal message and to LicensE​ to renew your credentials.

License Information

Please note as of August 1, 2018 an updated Wis. Admin. Code ch. SPS 316 will go into effect. While the requirements in the 2011 NEC will be effective until Jan. 1 of 2020 for one and two family dwellings, all Electrical Exams will change to reflect the updated Wis. Admin. Code ch. SPS 316 and the 2017 NEC.

Per Wis. Stat. § 101.862, no person may install, repair or maintain electrical wiring unless the person is licensed as an electrician by the Department or unless the person is enrolled as a registered Electrician by the Department.

Per Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 305.40, the electrical wiring activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a license or registration as a licensed Residential Master Electrician, a licensed Residential Journeyman Electrician or a registered Residential Electrical Apprentice shall be limited to wiring associated with dwellings, dwelling units and detached accessory buildings and structures serving the dwellings or the dwelling units, such as garages, carports, gazebos, and swimming pools. A person who holds a license or registration as a licensed Residential Master Electrician, a licensed Residential Journeyman Electrician, or a registered Residential Electrical Apprentice may perform electrical wiring not associated with dwellings and dwelling units, provided the person is under the direct supervision of a licensed Master Electrician, or Registered Master Electrician, or a licensed Journeyman Electrician.


Application Information

​Form
Description
3111Residential Journeyman Electrician License Application Information (includes Form 3111T)
3198
​Trades​ LicensE Information