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Kentucky

Electrical Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

Kentucky requires an Electrical license prior to bidding on or contracting electrical work. Applicants may choose to renew the license annually or every 3 years. We offer proven exam prep, the books for the exam, and additional services to ensure you obtain your license. 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 by our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from nearly any device, any time. We hope you'll make RocketCert your home to obtain your Kentucky Electrician License.

  • $289
    Electrical
    Exam Prep
  • $232 $209
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Contractor Bundle
  • $481 $439
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Electrical Bundle
Individual taking the course and exam prep for Kentucky online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Electrician in Kentucky
  • Journeyman Electrician

    A Journeyman Electrician in Kentucky can refer to a person, firm, or corporation. They are described as one who, by the employment of journeymen or apprentices, performs the work of installing, repairing or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, fire warning or security system purposes. Each Journeyman may only have one apprentice under their supervision. The Master may also do electrical work themselves.

  • Master Electrician

    A Master Electrician in Kentucky can refer to a person, firm, or corporation. They are described as one who, by the employment of journeymen or apprentices, performs the work of installing, repairing or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, fire warning or security system purposes. Each Journeyman may only have one apprentice under their supervision. The Master may also do electrical work themselves.

  • Electrical Contractor

    In Kentucky, an Electrical Contractor can perform electrical work for the public. Only licensed electrical contractors may request electrical permits. All electrical Contractors must employ at least one Master Electrician.

Requirements & steps

What are the electrical licensing requirements?

Kentucky Electrician RequirementsElectrical License
  • Pay the application and exam fees
  • 2 years of verifiable experience in the electrical trade since your 16th birthday
  • A training course in electrical work, acceptable to the department
  • 2 years of a minimum 4 year training course in electrical work and shall complete the remaining years of that training course within 4 years of obtaining the electrician license, or the electrician license shall be revoked;
    • Or an additional 2 years of verifiable experience in the electrical trade
  • Pass the Kentucky Electrical Exam
Kentucky Journeyman Plumbing RequirementsMaster Electrical License
  • Pay all application and exam fees
  • Pass the Kentucky Electrical Exam

  • Option 1:

  • 6 years of verifiable experience in the electrical trade since his or her sixteenth birthday; and
  • A training course in electrical work, acceptable to the department, or an additional 2 years of verifiable experience in the electrical trade

  • Option 2:

  • 5 years of verifiable experience in the electrical trade since his or her sixteenth birthday; and
  • An associate's degree or diploma program in electrical technology at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System after 1998
Kentucky Journeyman Plumbing RequirementsElectrical Contractor License
  • Pass Electrical and Business and Law exams
  • Proof you are in compliance with workers' compensation and unemployment insurance laws
  • Minimum $500,000 liability insurance
  • Once approved by the Board, complete a State and Federal Background Check prior to sitting for the examination.

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction at 502-573-0365 or visit dhbc.ky.gov.


Kentucky requires each licensee to complete Continuing education prior to each renewal. Kentucky has reciprocity agreements with Louisiana, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.


With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed by 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.
Submit Application

In order to sit for the exam, you must submit the application for licensure to the state. It must include verified education and work experience as required by the state. Once approved, the state will contact you with an exam bulletin.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Pre-approval is not required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing the steps above, it's time to apply through the HBC to obtain your Kentucky Electrician License.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

Kentucky Electrical Contractors must pass two exams: Electrical and Business and Law.
Masters and Journeymen must pass only the electrician exam.

Exams can be scheduled through either ProV or Pearson VUE. Our exam prep and books are for the ProV exam.
To contact ProV call 801-733-4455 or visit provexam.com.

Exam details Journeyman Electrician Exam

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: General Electrical Theory & Principles; Plan Reading; Wiring & Protection; Wiring Methods & Materials; Motors & Controls; Equipment for General Use; Special Occupancies; Special Equipment; Special Conditions; Communication Systems.

Exam details Master Electrician Exam

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 4 Hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: General Electrical Theory & Principles; Plan Reading; Wiring & Protection; Wiring Methods & Materials; Motors & Controls; Equipment for General Use; Special Occupancies; Special Equipment; Special Conditions; Communication Systems.

Exam details Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 1.5 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Business Organization; Contract Management; Estimating & Bidding; Financial Management; Labor Laws; Licensing; Lien Laws; Project Management; Risk Management; Safety OSHA; Tax Laws.

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Kentucky Electrician exam is open book. This reference is permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

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.

Kentucky Journeyman / Master Electrician Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Kentucky Master / Journeyman Electrical Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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$481 $439

Kentucky Electrical Contractor Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Kentucky Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep
Plus:
  • All books and references you can use during the exam
  • Custom Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!

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$232 $209


Master / Journeyman Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (all included in our bundle)

Kentucky Master / Journeyman Electrical Online Exam Prep

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$289

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NEC 2017, 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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Contractor (Business) Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (all included in our bundle)

Kentucky Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

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$129

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

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$89

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Print for Your Exam
Kentucky Electrical Licensing Law 815 KAR 35
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Kentucky Lien Law
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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

2 Book Tab Bundle

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$24

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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