Frequently Asked Questions
A state-issued license is required to provide electrical services. Local jurisdictions may also require registration in order to provide electrical services. An individual may sit for the required licensing examination offered through the State Board of Electricians or in the local jurisdiction. Maryland’s reciprocal licensure agreement requires that the license be obtained by exam, not reciprocity, in order to qualify for a license in another state. Learn More
To register for the journeyperson or master exam, please contact the board’s test vendor, PSI Exams online, or call 1-800-733-9267. On the PSI Homepage, click on “Government/State Licensing Agencies,” then select “Maryland” as the jurisdiction and select “MD Electrician” as the account. Then click on “download Candidate Information Bulletin.” The forms to order the study guide and to register for the exam are contained in the Candidate Information Bulletin.
Once you have successfully passed the license examination, you may go online to apply for a license. You will sign in by creating a password if you do not have one or using your existing password. All active master electricians must provide a certificate of insurance to the board. (You may find insurance requirement online.)
A state-issued license is required to provide electrical services. The Maryland State Board of Master Electricians issues a master license and began accepting applications for apprentice and journeyperson licenses in July of 2021. For more information on the licensing process and the latest legislation surrounding licensing, please read the FAQs on this page and visit the links below.
Maryland Department of Labor
- Maryland State Board of Electricians – Electrical Licensing home page
- How to Apply for a Maryland Electricians License – Electricians
- Senate Bill 762 – Maryland Electricians Act – Revisions (“SB 762”), Chapter 708
Please note that the information contained on this page is subject to change. Baltimore Electrical JATC provides this information as a courtesy and does its best to provide accurate information, but cannot be held liable for any outdated information contained herein. Please check with the governing bodies for the latest information.