Master Electrician

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 305.43, for any electrical installation that requires a uniform building permit under Wis. Admin. Code § SPS 320.08, a person who holds a Master Electrician license may not commence installation of electrical wiring until a permit is issued for the installation. A person who as a licensed Master Electrician is responsible for the installation, repair or maintenance of electrical wiring shall utilize the appropriately licensed or registered individuals to construct, install, repair or maintain electrical wiring.

Application for License

3107Application for Master Electrician License
3073​Trades​ Payment Form

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

  1. Complete requirements for the method you are applying under (see Form #3107 for more information).
  2. Submit an application, supporting documentation, and fee:
    • Application for Master Electrician License (Form #3107)
    • $90.00 total fee ($35.00 application fee, $30.00 exam fee, and $25.00 late renewal fee)

Renewal Information


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

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. ​