Electrician, Limited Residential Apprentice
Last updated 10/25/2022
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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).
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
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.
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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