I am 22 years old and would love to fulfill my Electrical contractor exam. I am in the state of New Jersey and would like to know how long does it take to be eligible for the test. Also , what are the best Mike Holt supplies to get to study. Thanks
here in Florida, 6 years and you can sit for the test at any time.
I thought it was 5 years. i have been working with a license electrical contractor for 2 years. Does that count as an apprentice. Also , i heard that we need to have 586 Class room hoursSince you're in NJ unfortunately you will need to enter and complete a 4 year apprenticeship before you can become eligible to take the electrical contractor exam. You can thank our current Governor for this new apprenticeship requirement.
thats pretty cool man. So, you’re saying you can pay for the test and take it. If you pass it before you’re eligible for the test, they’ll hold it until you meet all of the requirements.you can sit for the exam when ever you pay for it but they won't grant you your license number until you meet the requirements of the state it will just sit in the department of business and regulations data base as a "pass" until you can furnish the proof of work history how ever it it only a valid score for 2-3 years I believe. I just sat for mine,
Bottom line is unless they change the law you'll need to enroll in an approved apprenticeship program or you cannot get a contractor's license.I thought it was 5 years. i have been working with a license electrical contractor for 2 years. Does that count as an apprentice. Also , i heard that we need to have 586 Class room hours
Our state sucks dude
I think the laws are changing a bit to require classroom time as well as field experience to qualify for testing. It's a slow roll, but IMO it's a good direction. I came up in the "right to work" environment with no classroom requirements. It's amazing how many "electricians" there were around that did not understand E=IR or what the requirements were for using 1 neutral for two "hots".is that how it is up north?
I guess right to work states are different, theres no apprenticeship requirement at all