General Journeyman Electrician (J) Last updated 11/01/2021

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Make any electrical installation under the supervision, direction and control of a general supervising electrician, unless doing work that requires the direction of a limited supervising electrician or doing work requiring supervision.


License renewal is every three years on October 1.

Renewal Information

Renewal fee is $100. A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license.

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 576 hours of classroom training and verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon. Experience must include a breakdown of hours, showing a minimum of 1,000 hours in each category: residential, commercial, and industrial (300 percent rule applies).
(3) Verification of 16,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon showing a minimum of 2,000 hours in each category: residential, commercial, and industrial (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

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

Continuing Education Requirements

24 total required hours. For specific requirements go to

Bonding Requirements


Insurance Requirements


Additional Information

Other Information


Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

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