Residential Journeyman Electrician

License Information

Please note as of August 1, 2018 an updated 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 SPS 316 and the 2017 NEC.

Per Wis. Stats. § 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 for License

FormDescription
3111Application for Residential Journeyman Electrician License
3073​Fax Payment Form

Reinstate a Residential Journeyman Electrician License that has been Expired more than 4 Years

  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3111 for more information).
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation and fee:
    • Application for Residential Journeyman Electrician License (Form #3111)
    • $90.00 total fee ($35.00 application fee, $30.00 exam fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information

Requirements

Renewal Methods

Department of Safety and Professional Services

Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI  53293-0780


If you have questions regarding your renewal, please email DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.

When mailing your renewal, please allow up to 21 calendar days [per Wis. Admin. Code SPS 305.04 (1)] from the date your payment is processed to receive an update regarding your renewal.