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Massachusetts

Electrical Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

Massachusetts requires an Electrical Contractor license prior to bidding on or contracting electrical work. We offer a course with exam prep, the book for the exam, and additional services to help 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 with our no pass, no pay policy. All of our courses are available from nearly any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Massachusetts Electrician License.

  • $279
    Journeyman
    Electrical Exam Prep
  • $744 $679
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle
Individual taking the course and exam prep for Massachusetts online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Electrician in Massachusetts
  • Journeyman Electrician

    A Journeyman Electrician in Massachusetts is able to install, repair, or maintain wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, and fire warning or security system purposes. A Journeyman is allowed to do work under their own license without the supervision of a Master Electrician however, they are limited to the employment of one apprentice only and they cannot create a corporation, partnership or hire additional employees unless they obtain a Master Electricians License.

  • Master Electrician

    A Master Electrician in Massachusetts 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 themself.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber RequirementsJourneyman Electrician
  • Proof of Education
    • High School Diploma
    • 600 hrs of Journeyman Curriculum
  • Work Experience
    • 4 yrs with 8000 hrs
  • Pass Journeyman Electrician (Part I & II) Exams with a passing score of 70% or higher.
  • CORI Background Check
Massachusetts Journeyman Plumbing RequirementsMaster Electrician
  • Proof of Education
    • 150 hrs of Master Curriculum
  • Work Experience
    • 1 yr as a MA Journeyman
  • Pass Master Electrician (Part I & II) Exams with a passing score of 70% or higher.
  • CORI Background Check

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians at 617-727-9931 or visit mass.gov.


Massachusetts requires each licensee to complete Continuing education prior to each renewal. Massachusetts has reciprocity agreements with Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington and Oregon .


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.
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 date and time.

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 required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the DPL to obtain your Massachusetts Electrician 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?

Massachusetts Contractors must pass a two-part examination.

Once your application has been submitted, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267 to schedule the exam.

Please Note: As of July 2023, both exams will be updating to the 2023 NEC and the 2022 NFPA 72

Exam details Journeyman Electrician

Part I

  • Total Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 180 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: General Knowledge; Services; Grounding and Bonding; Wiring Methods and Devices; Motors; Transformers; Low-Voltage Distribution; Special Occupancies and Equipment; Overcurrent Protection; Lighting; Alarm Systems

Part II

  • Total Questions: 30
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: Circuit Calculations (Ohm's Law); Electrical Schematics and Plans; Materials and Components; Troubleshooting and Testing; Massachesetts Amendments; Licensing Laws and Regulations

Exam details Master Electrician Exam

Part I

  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 240 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: State Specific Electrical Requirements; General Knowledge; Services; Grounding and Bonding; Wiring Methods and Devices; Motors; Transformers; Low-Voltage Distribution; Special Occupancies and Equipment; Overcurrent Protection; Lighting; Alarm Systems

Part II - Business and Law

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 120 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics Include: Massachusetts Licensing; Estimating and Bidding; Lien Law; Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management; Contracts; Business Organization; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the 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.

The Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts Master Electrical Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

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

Backed by:

$744 $679

Massachusetts Journeyman Electrical Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

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

Backed by:

$601 $549



Master Electrician

The Following References are Allowed to be Used During the Exam:

Massachusetts Master Electrical Online Exam Prep

See Details

$279

ADD TO CART

NEC 2023, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

See Details

$149

ADD TO CART

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019

See Details

$149

ADD TO CART

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

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$89

ADD TO CART

OSHA 1926

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$39

ADD TO CART
Print for Your Exam:
Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC
Free / Online
237 CMR 12.00 - 23.00 - Insurance Requirements for Limited Liability Corporations and Limited Liability Partnerships
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 141, Supervision of Electricians
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 143 Sections 3L, 3P, and 50
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 254 Sections 1, 2, 2A, 2B, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 15A, 22 & 26
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 151, Minimum Fair Wages, Sections 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 20A & 21
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 152 Sections 6, 21, 22, 25A, 26, 27, 27A, 28, 66, 67, 75A & 75B
Free / Online
Massachusetts State Unemployment Law
Free / Online
Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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$39

ADD TO CART

Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

ADD TO CART

The Following References are NOT Allowed to be Used During the Exam:


American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

See Details

$99

ADD TO CART

Journeyman Electrician

The Following References are Allowed to be Used During the Exam:


Massachusetts Journeyman Electrical Online Exam Prep

See Details

$279

ADD TO CART

NEC 2023, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

See Details

$149

ADD TO CART

NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2019

See Details

$149

ADD TO CART
Print for Your Exam:
Massachusetts Electrical Code, 527 CMR 12.00 State Amendments to NEC
Free / Online
237 CMR 12.00 - 23.00 - Insurance Requirements for Limited Liability Corporations and Limited Liability Partnerships
Free / Online
MGL Chapter 141, Supervision of Electricians
Free / Online

Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

2 Book Tab Bundle

See Details

$24

ADD TO CART

Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

See Details

$45

ADD TO CART

The Following References are NOT Allowed to be Used During the Exam:


American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

See Details

$99

ADD TO CART
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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