Electrician, Limited Residential Apprentice Last updated 01/05/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions
$0.00 Apprentices are expected to pay the cost of tuition and the cost of books, this amount varies per committee. In some cases, these costs are paid by the employer or reimbursed to the apprentice by the apprenticeship committee.<br><br>Many programs require that apprentices have a basic tool kit and appropriate work clothes and safety equipment such as gloves or goggles. Reliable transportation is important.<br><br>A small number of apprenticeship programs charge a non-refundable application fee up to $25. None


This apprenticeship leads to the Electrician, Limited Residential (LR) license. Residential electricians work in all phases of the residential electrical construction and service industry. They do the electrical construction work on projects ranging from single-family residences to apartment complexes. Workers install wiring for power, lighting and specialized systems, such as telephone systems or sound and fire alarm, in all types of dwellings. They also perform repair and maintenance on existing dwellings.


4,000 hours (approximately two years).

Renewal Information

Apprentice licenses are automatically renewed for active apprentices and trainees.

Duplicate License Requirements

Active apprentices and trainees can obtain replacement licenses by contacting:

Oregon Apprenticeship and Training Division
971-673-0768 (fax)

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
1 Month

Prerequisites and Requirements


Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 17 years of age to apply, and 18 to begin the program. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent general education development (GED) certificate. They must also complete at least one year of high school math or equivalent post-high school math course or provide equivalent math placement test results. Apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.

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Examination Information

Apprentices in electrical and plumbing occupations are referred to the Oregon Building Codes Division for their license exam upon completion of the program (licensing fees apply).

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