Limited Residential Electrician (LR) Last updated 11/03/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Make electrical installations on one- and two-family or multifamily dwelling units, not exceeding three floors above grade. (Must work under the supervision, direction, and control of a general supervising electrician.)


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 program in Oregon.
(2) Official transcripts verifying 288 hours of classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job residential experience obtained outside of Oregon (300 percent rule applies).
(3) Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job residential experience obtained outside of Oregon (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 hour 52 question open book. Upon approval, a list will be provided outlining approved exam material.

Continuing Education Requirements

16 total required hours. For specific requirements go to

Bonding Requirements


Insurance Requirements


Additional Information

Other Information


Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

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