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Electrical Worker

Licensing Authority:

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Labor Standards & Safety Division
Mechanical Inspection Section
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 302
Anchorage, AK 99503
phone: (907) 269-4925
fax: (907) 269-4932
e-mail: Anchorage.LSS-MI@alaska.gov


License/Exam Fees:

Application $50
Certificate of fitness $200
Biennial renewal $200

A re-application fee of $50.00 is required if the license has expired 90 days or longer, and if it is expired more than two years a re-examination is required. Work may not be performed with an expired license.


Licensing Requirements:
  • Applicants for electrical journeyman and lineman journeyman need 8,000 hours of legally obtained experience in the trade subject to the NEC (electricians) or NESC (linemen). A notarized letter from former employers or an Alaska based union attesting to experience is required.
  • Electrical residential applicants need legally obtained 4,000 hours of experience in the trade subject to the NEC. A notarized letter from former employers or an Alaska based union attesting to experience is required.
  • Applicants for electrical journeyman and lineman journeyman need 8,000 hours of legally obtained experience in the trade subject to the NEC (electricians) (no more than 2000 hours of residential wiring) or NESC (linemen). A notarized letter from former employers or an Alaska based union attesting to experience is required. Apprentices must be indentured in registered apprenticeship program that is approved by the United States Department of Labor, apprenticeship office.

Valid Licenses in 2014:

3,996 journeyman electrician
289 residential electrician (limited to four-plex residential and below)
705 trainee electrician
592 journeyman power lineman
70 trainee power lineman

last updated April 2015
The information on this page is updated annually and may have changed during the year. Contact the licensing agency for any changes.