Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) Last updated 06/24/2024

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License Fee Description Exemptions


Repair and maintain existing electrical installation on or in an existing operable plant, commercial building, or institution. An LME is not authorized to make new electrical installations or to perform work on services.


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 288 hours of required classroom training and verification of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training or experience obtained outside of Oregon (300 percent rule applies).
(3) Verification of 8,000 hours of on-the-job experience obtained outside of Oregon, broken down into specific work categories (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

2 hour 28 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

Bonding Requirements


Insurance Requirements


Additional Information

Other Information


Statutes, Administrative Rules, Ordinances

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