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author RocketCert Staff
date 09.02.2022

Are you gearing up to start your next professional adventure? We’ve created this helpful resource to get you started on the right foot. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know to obtain your electrical license in Oklahoma.

About Oklahoma Journeyman Electrical Licenses

For electricians with minimal experience, a journeyman license might be the perfect first step to a lucrative career. However, with this license, you will be required to work under the supervision of an electrical contractor.

There are two types of journeyman licenses for you to consider. They are:

An Unlimited Electrical Journeyman

With this license, you can perform most work involving any apparatus, fixtures, conduits, wires, appliances, or equipment that uses electricity. To qualify, you must be able to verify that you have at least 8,000 hours of on-the-job work experience, with 4,000 hours in industrial or commercial work and 2,000 in a formal educational setting.

A Residential Electrical Journeyman

With this type of license, you will be limited to performing work that involves wiring for one- and two-family dwellings. To qualify, you must be able to verify that you have at least 4,000 hours of on-the-job experience. (1,000 hours may be in an educational setting.)

About Oklahoma Electrical Licenses

If you have more experience than is needed for a journeyman license and want to be able to perform work without supervision, a standard electrical license might be preferable. There are three subcategories of electrical licenses for you to consider:

Unlimited Electrical Contractor License

This license allows you more freedom than any other electrical license in the state of Oklahoma. Essentially, you will be able to perform any and all work on fixtures, appliances, and equipment that use electricity. The requirements for this license are:

  • 12,000 hours of verifiable work experience
    • 4,000 hours/2 years as a journeyman electrician
    • 2,000 hours in a formal educational setting
    • 6,000 hours in a commercial/industrial setting under the employment of an electrical contractor
  • $50,000 in general liability insurance
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • $5,000 security bond

You must also be able to take and pass the state licensing exam. 

Residential Electrical Contractor License

With this license, you will be limited to performing wiring work for one- or two-family dwellings. The requirements for a residential electrical license include:

  • 4,000 hours as either a journeyman electrician or registered apprentice
  • OR 8,000 hours of verifiable employment under an electrical contractor

You will also need workers’ compensation insurance, $50,000 general liability insurance, and a $5,000 bond. Plus, you will need to pass the state licensing exam.

Limited Electrical Contractor License

With this license, you can become a partner, owner, or officer of an electrical firm, but you will be unable to hire an apprentice or journeyman electrician. The requirements include:

  • A degree in electrical engineering with 8,000 hours of verifiable experience
  • 16,000 hours of verifiable experience (if you have no degree)
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • $50,000 general liability insurance
  • $5,000 security bond

Again, you will need to pass the state licensing exam to become a certified electrician in Oklahoma. To learn more about how our courses can help you prepare for an electrician’s license in Oklahoma, please get in touch with RocketCert today.