What Is Journeyman Electrician?

Journeyman Electrician

The next phase in the electrician's career is to receive your Journeyman's License.  To apply for the license, you need to have your Experience Verification form signed by the master electrician(s) you have worked for.  This form will prove that you have accumulated a minimum of 8,000 hours on-the-job training while being supervised by a master electrician.  Accumulated hours are: 4,000 as an Apprentice and 4,000 as a Wireman. Once your work experience has been verified, you will receive an authorization to take an exam for this new license.

In addition to on-the-job experience, you may also have attended classes that have helped to prepare you for tests and real-world electrical experiences.

Although this is not the last step in this career, it is estimated that the majority of electricians across the country hold a Journeyman's License.

Still want to move forward? Asking yourself 'What is the next step'? Next: To become a Master in your field!  Even if you aren't sure if you want to earn your master's license now, keep your license up-to-date and take the continuing education courses.