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Tennessee Electrical Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

To obtain an Electrical Contractor license in Tennessee, you must pass two exams: the Electrical Contractor Exam and the Business Law Exam. We have books, courses, and professionals ready to help you pass. All our training is offered in an online self-paced format. Our Tennessee Electrical Contractor License exam prep is not only designed to help you pass your test the first time, but is also designed to teach you valuable knowledge for your career. The courses are available from almost any device, any time. We hope that you will make RocketCert your home to help you obtain your Tennessee Electrical Contractor's License.

  • $289
    Exam Prep
  • $853 $779
    Prep, Books, Tabs
Individual taking the Electrical Contractor exam prep for Tennessee online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with the Tennessee electrical contractor license?

Licensed Contractor in Tennessee
  • Electrical Contractor

    This electrical license allows you to perform electrical work including wiring of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings and structures; all types of low voltage work, electrical temperature controls, fire detection systems, signal and burglar alarms, roadway lighting, attenuators, and signalization.

Requirements & steps

What are the Tennessee electrical contractor license requirements?

Tennessee Electrical Contractor RequirementsTesting

Pass 2 exams with 73% on each

  • Tennessee Business and Law
  • Electrical Contractor Exam

Schedule testing for exams through the PSI website or call 1-855-746-8173

Tennessee Contractor RequirementsInsurance

  • General Liability Insurance (based on monetary license limits)
    • $100,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,000
    • $500,000 coverage is required for monetary limits up to $500,001 - $1,500,000
    • $1,000,00 coverage is required for monetary limits greater than $1,500,000
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Tennessee Contractor RequirementsDocumentation

Submit the following:

  • CPA/PA prepared financial statements
  • Letter of Reference as proof of work and trade experience
  • Completed, signed, and notarized application package

How do I obtain an electrical contractor license in Tennessee?

To apply for your Tennessee electrical license, contact the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance at 615-741-2241. You can also visit their website.

Tennessee Electrical License Reciprocity:

Tennessee has reciprocity agreements with Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia, and the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Exam.

NASCLA Accredited Electrical Exam:

Many state licensing agencies, including Tennessee, accept the NASCLA Electrical Exams. This gives you the option to just take one electrical exam instead of having to take each state's electrical exam. After passing the NASCLA electrical exam, you will only need to take the state's business and law exam and submit your application.

With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. 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%.


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 Tennessee electrical license exam prep and all of the required books, at an unbeatable price.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 855-746-8173 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal items

Next you will need to obtain all required insurance and contact a CPA or PA to prepare financial statements.


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the Tennessee board of licensing contractors.


Which electrical contractor license exam do I need to take in Tennessee?

All applicants must pass the state's Business & Law exam, but you may choose between two electrical exam options:

The state-specific exam OR the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Exam

The NASCLA Electrical Exam is Currently Accepted by 15 state licensing boards as a substitute for the state's trade exam. Visit our NASCLA Electrical Exam page for a full list of accepting agencies.

Exam details NASCLA Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 75 Correct
  • Time: 270 minutes

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 an Electrical Contractor License in Tennessee must also pass the Business and Law Exam.

 CE- Electrical Contractor Exam details CE- Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Number of questions: 100
  • Passing Score: 73 correct
  • Time allowed: 260 minutes

Topics Include:

General Knowledge and Electrical Installation Requirements; Building Code Requirements; Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits; Overcurrent Protection; Grounding and Bonding; Conductors and Cables; Raceways and Boxes; Hazardous Locations, Special Occupancies, and Special Equipment; Low Voltage, Alarms, Signaling Signs, and Communications; Lighting, Signs, and General Use Equipment; OSHA and NFPA 70E Safety; Motors, Transformers, and Generators.

Tennessee Business Law Exam Business Law

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 37 correct
  • Time allowed: 140 minutes

Topics Include:

Licensing Requirements; Estimating and Bidding; Business Organization and Financial Management; Tax Laws; Labor Laws; Project Management and Lien Law; Contracts; Risk Management; Environmental and Safety

To schedule your Electrical Contractor and Business Law exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-746-8173.

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Tennessee electrical license 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.

While the state permits applicants to use the NEC Handbook during the exam, passing is just as easy without it. As such, the experts at RocketCert do not recommend or provide this reference in our reference bundles.

Online Tennessee Electrical Contractor License 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.

Tennessee Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • TN Electrical Contractor Online Exam Prep


  • Instant Online Access
  • Start & Stop as needed
  • Education Support Team
  • Decades of Industry Experience
  • 30-day Return Policy
Ideal For:

Students who already own all references



Tennessee Electrical Contractor Exam Bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

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

Backed by:

  • Education Support Team

Do you also need?

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2012 International Building Code

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NEC 2017, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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

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OSHA 1926

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Ugly's Electrical References, 2020

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

5-6 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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The Tennessee Business & Law exam must also be passed:

Tennessee Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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Tennessee NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management

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