Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (BME) Last updated 11/01/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Maintain, repair, and replace electrical appliances, light switches and fixtures, fans, receptacles, and fluorescent ballasts on the premises of commercial office buildings, buildings occupied by the state or a local government entity, and facilities designated by the Electrical and Elevator Board in electrical systems not exceeding 300 volts to ground.


License renewal is every three years on October 1.

Renewal Information

A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license. Continuing Education (if necessary) and fees will be explained on the renewal form. Renewal fees vary by license type.

Duplicate License Requirements

If you lost your license or have changed your address and would like a replacement license, submit form 2523 from Building Codes website, along with appropriate $10 fee.

Processing Time

Processing Time Description
1 Week Incomplete applications may cause delays.

Prerequisites and Requirements


(1) Completion of an approved one-year training program in Oregon.
(2) Verification of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training or experience in maintenance, repair, and replacement of electrical appliances, light switches, light fixtures, fans, receptacles, and fluorescent ballasts (300 percent rule applies).

Required Documentation

Completed application with applicable fee
Copy of high school diploma, GED or equivalent
Copy of apprenticeship completion (if required by license type)

Examination Information

2 hour 28 question open book. Upon approval, a list will be provided outlining approved exam material.

Continuing Education Requirements

Exempt from continuing education requirements.‚Äč

Bonding Requirements


Insurance Requirements


Additional Information

Other Information


Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

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