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Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Philameana Tucker
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45006
Newark, New Jersey 07101
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Journeyman Apprenticeship Program 

The Board’s statute regarding the qualifications for examination for licensure (N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9) has been amended.

Beginning on December 17, 2018 all applicants for examination must demonstrate completion of a four year electrical apprenticeship program accredited and approved by the United States Department of Labor, followed by one year spent as a journeyman electrician. Between December 17, 2018 and December 17, 2022 the Board will accept each year of employment obtained in the electrical field prior to December 17,2018 in lieu of one year’s enrollment in an electrical apprenticeship program approved and accredited by the United States Department of Labor.

Please note, the term journeyman as applied to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9 is not to be confused with “a registered qualified journeyman” as defined at N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.1.

*The Board is engaging in rulemaking to implement the law.*


This board licenses and regulates electrical contractors; registers qualified journeyman electricians; and is responsible for granting exemptions from licensure to persons or businesses engaged in telecommunications wiring in New Jersey.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • regulate the practice of electrical contracting; and
  • ensure that electrical contracting is performed in a safe manner.

The Board protects the public by:

  • by ensuring that all electrical contractors meet the experience and educational requirements of the Board;
  • by investigating and prosecuting electrical contractors who have violated the Electrical Contractors Licensing Act of 1962; and
  • by requiring that all electrical contractors be licensed and hold a valid business permit, which is renewed every three years.
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