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Alabama

Electrician Licensing & Exam Prep

This page outlines all requirements to obtain a Journeyman Electrician or Electrical Contractor license in Alabama. Passing the exam is a vital step in the process, and we have you covered. All of our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Alabama Electrical License.

  • $279
    Electrical
    Exam Prep
  • $1221 $1119
    Journeyman Electrical
    Exam Bundle
  • $1697 $1559
    Electrical Contractor
    Exam Bundle
Individual studying for the Alabama Journeyman Electrical Exam  online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Electrician in Alabama
  • Electrical Contractor License

    The state qualifies an Electrical Contractor as any person, firm, or corporation who is engaged in the business of soliciting and installing electrical power or control systems; maintaining, altering, or repairing electrical power or control systems, any electrical wiring devices, equipment, or any other electrical apparatus.

  • Journeyman Electrical License

    A Journeyman Electrician is considered one who possesses the necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment lighting, heating, or power or control and is capable of doing the work according to plans and specifications provided and in accordance with standard rules and regulations under a master or state certified electrical contractor.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Master Electrical RequirementsElectrical Contractor
  • Submit the signed and notarized application for approval to site for the exam
  • According to the state, "Persons applying for a statewide electrical contractor examination must demonstrate a minimum of 8,000 hours’ experience that shows that you have designed, planned, laid-out and directly supervised electrical construction activities and the installing of electrical components."
  • Applicant may substitute one year of education in electrical curriculum for one-half year electrical experience for a maximum of 2,000 hours of the required 8,000 hours of experience. The applicant must submit a copy of the diploma, certificate, or transcript.
  • Applicant must obtain a passing score on the Alabama Electrical Contractor Examination
Journeyman Electrical RequirementsJourneyman Electrician
  • Submit the signed and notarized application for approval to site for the exam
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 8,000 hours’ experience that shows that you have necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment, light, heat, or power.
  • A substantial amount of work performed must be in commercial, industrial, or residential
  • Electrical examination may substitute one year of education in an approved electrical curriculum or apprenticeship program for 1,000 hours of electrical experience for a maximum of 2,000 hours of the required 8,000 hours. Applicant must provide appropriate documentation of education or apprenticeship program and is subject to board approval
  • Passing score on the Electrical Journeyman Examination

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Alabama AECB at 334-420-7232 or visit Board Website.

14 Hours of continuing education are required for each renewal. Also, Alabama has reciprocity agreements with Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
PURCHASE EXAM PREP, BOOKS, & STUDY!

Preparing to pass the State exam is a critical part of the licensing process. Failing the exam can result in substantial delays before you are able to work under your license. We offer industry leading exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact AECB at 334-420-7232 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities. Pre-approval is required from the testing agency prior to scheduling the exam

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through AECB to obtain your Alabama Electrical License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

All Alabama Electrical Exams are administered by ProV. Applicants are permitted to take either the ProV exam or the NASCLA exam. To schedule your exam, either visit ProV's website or call (801)-733-4455. Applicants must take either the Journeyman or Contractor level electrical exam.

The NASCLA Electrical Exam is Currently Accepted by 15 state licensing boards as a substitute for the state's trade exam. The NASCLA exam is the best option for those who need a license in multiple states. For a full list of accepting agencies Click Here.


  • Total Questions: 110
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time: 4.5 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Basic Electrical Safety; Electrical Theory and Principles; Equipment for General Use; Experimental Items; General Code Requirements; Interpreting Plans & Specifications; Special Conditions and Communication Systems; Special Occupancies and Special Equipment; Testing and Troubleshooting; Wiring and Protection; Wiring Methods & Materials


  • Total Questions: 110
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time: 4.5 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Project Design & Management; Safety; Electrical Theory & Principles; General Code Requirements; Wiring & Protection; Wiring Methods & Materials; Equipment for General Use; Special Occupations, Special Equipment & Special Conditions; Communication Systems

***Those applying for a contractor license via the NASCLA exam must also pass the Business and Law Exam***

Exam details Electrical Contractor
Business & Law Exam

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time: 2 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Business Organization; Contracts; Estimating; Financial Management; Labor Laws; Licensing Laws; Lien Laws; Payroll and Employment Taxes; Project Management; Risk Management; Safety and Environmental

Exam details ProV Journeyman Electrician Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time: 4 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Conductors and Cables; Electrical Power; Fire Detection and Alarm Systems; General Electrical Knowledge; Grounding and Bonding; Illuminated Signs; Lighting; Low Voltage; Motors; Overcurrent Protection; Raceways and Boxes; Safety Information; Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits; Special Occupancies and Equipment

Exam details ProV Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 110
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Time: 5 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Business Organization; Risk Management; Project Management; Estimating; Safety and Environmental; Labor Laws; Payroll and Employment Taxes; Financial Management; Contracts; Lein Laws; General Electrical Knowledge; Grounding and Bonding; Conductors and Cables; Raceways and Boxes; Special Occupancies and Equipment; Electrical Power; Motors; Low Voltage; Lighting; Illuminates Signs; Fire Detection and Alarm Systems; Safety Information; Overcurrent Protection; Service, Feeders, and Branch Circuits

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Alabama exams are open book. The references below are permitted to be tabbed, highlighted, and used during your test! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The exam prep includes math, theory and calculations, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for each references, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day. Calculation topics include Ohm’s Law, voltage drop, transformers, motors, box fill, and allowable fill for raceway sizing.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

Alabama Journeyman Electrician Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Alabama Journeyman Electrician Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

*Designed for those taking the ProV Journeyman Electrician Exam*

$392 $359

Alabama Electrical Contractor Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Alabama Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

*Designed for those taking the ProV Electrical Contractor Exam*

$664 $609

NASCLA Journey-level Electrician Bundle (Alabama)

Includes the following courses:

  • NASCLA Journeyman Electrician Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

*Designed for those taking the NASCLA Journeyman Electrician Exam*


$1,221 $1,119

NASCLA Electrical Contractor Bundle (Alabama)

Includes the following courses:

  • NASCLA National Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

*Designed for those taking the NASCLA Electrical Contractor Exam*


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NASCLA Journeyman Exam Prep, Books, Tabs:

NASCLA Journey-level Electrician Online Exam Prep (Alabama)

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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity

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$199

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2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016

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$149

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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NEC 2023, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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$149

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Ugly's Electrical References, 2020

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$29

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5-6 Book Tab Bundle

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$49

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NASCLA Contractor Exam Prep, Books, Tabs:

NASCLA National Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep (Alabama)

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$279

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

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$69

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ASHRAE 90.1-2016

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OSHA 1926

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$39

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Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity

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$199

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2018 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

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$179

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

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NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2018

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2016

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Soares Book on Grounding and Bonding

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$79

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NEC 2023, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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Ugly's Electrical References, 2020

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9-10 Book Tab Bundle

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ProV Journeyman Exam Prep, Books, Tabs:

Alabama Journeyman Electrician Online Exam Prep

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$279

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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

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$99

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1 Book Tab Bundle

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ProV Contractor Exam Prep, Books, Tabs:

Alabama Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

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Alabama Electrical Contractors Supplement to the Contractors Guide

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American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

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NEC 2020, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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$39

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Electrical Business & Law Exam Prep, Books, Tabs:

Alabama Electrical Contractor Business and Law Bundle

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Alabama Electrical Contractor Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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$119

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NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

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1 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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