Limited Energy Technician Class A (LEA) Last updated 11/01/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Install, alter, and repair all limited energy systems. An LEA must be licensed as an electrical contractor or must work for an electrical contractor, limited energy contractor, or for one employer in an industrial plant.


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 apprenticeship in Oregon.
(2) Official transcripts verifying 432 hours of required classroom training, and verification of 6,000 hours of on-the-job training broken down into specific work categories (300 percent rule applies).
(3) Verification of 12,000 hours of work experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories. Requires trade-specific installation experience in protective signaling that includes fire alarm, nurse call, burglar alarm, and other systems that are part of a fire or life safety system (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)
Experience qualification documents (if required by license type)

Examination Information

3 hours 52 question open book. Upon approval, a list will be provided outlining approved exam material.

Continuing Education Requirements

8 total required hours. For specific requirements go to

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