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Virginia

Electrician Licensing & Exam Prep

Virginia requires all tradesmen to obtain a license before any bidding or work can take place. The state recognizes three different types of Electrical licenses. An Electrical Contractor license is used in combination with a valid Virginia Contractors license class A, B, or C. A Journeyman or Master Electrician license can be obtained without additional licenses. 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 Virginia Electrical License.

  • $279
    Electrical
    Exam Prep
  • $551 $499
    Prep, Books, Tabs
    Bundle
Individual studying for the Virginia Master or Journeyman Electrical Exam  online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Electrician in Virginia
  • Journeyman Electrical License

    A Journeyman Electrician has the ability to install, repair, and maintain specific types of materials and equipment in the Electrical field. A Journeyman must operate under the supervision of a Master Electrician.

  • Master Electrical License

    A Master Electrician has the abilities of a Journeyman with the added abilities of planning, laying out details, and supervising Journeyman Electricians. A Master Electrician may work independently.

  • Contractor

    An Electrical Contractor license is used in combination with a Contractors License to allow the contractor to bid and complete plumbing jobs within the state. To bid on projects over $1,000, a contractor's license is required.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

Master Electrical RequirementsMaster Electrician
  • Pass the Master Electrical exam (pre-approval is required)
  • 1 year of practical experience as a licensed VA Journeyman Electrician OR
  • 10 years’ experience in the trade
Journeyman Electrical RequirementsJourneyman Electrician
  • Pass the Journeyman Electrical exam (pre-approval is required)
  • Completion of a 2-year program from an approved trade school, technical school, or community college OR
  • 240 hours of education/vocational training and 4 years’ verifiable experience in the trade OR
  • 160 hours of education/vocational training and 5 years’ verifiable experience in the trade OR
  • 80 hours of education/vocational training and 6 years’ verifiable experience in the trade OR
  • Earned Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college or university and 1 year of verifiable experience in the trade OR
  • 10 years’ verifiable experience in the trade
Electrical Contractor RequirementsElectrical Contractor

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Virginia DPOR at 804-367-8511 or visit Tradesmen Board Website.

3 Hours of continuing education are required for each renewal. Also, Virginia has reciprocity agreements with several other states. A complete list of these states can be found here. If your licensing agency was not listed, you can also apply for Universal License Recognition (ULR).

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 PSI at 800-733-9267 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 DPOR to obtain your Virginia 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.

Contractor's License?

If you are applying to become a licensed Virginia Contractor, there are additional requirements and education/testing.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

Applicants must complete the class A, B, or C requirements, but 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. For a full list of accepting agencies Click Here.


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

Applicants must also complete the class A, B, or C license requirements.

It’s the exam! Class A & B

Depending on the license classification, you will also need to pass the general, advanced, and Virginia portions of testing. Learn more about the exam details. Class C contractor's only need to complete the 8 hour pre-licensing course, not pass an additional exam.

It’s the exam! Master Electrical

  • Total Questions: 90
  • Passing Score: 63 correct
  • Time: 270 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Standards of Practice; Standards of Conduct; Renewal and Reinstatement; Definitions; Qualification for Licensure; Revocation of Licensure; General Electrical Knowledge; Requirements for Electrical Installations; Electrical-Electronic Fundamentals; Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits; Service and Feeder Requirements; Grounding and Bonding; Conductors and Cables; Raceways and Boxes; Special Occupancies; Special Equipment; Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting; Motors and Controls; Utilization Equipment; Lighting; General Low Voltage Requirements; Communication Systems; Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

Exam details Journeyman Electrical

  • Total Questions: 70
  • Passing Score: 49 correct
  • Time: 210 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Standards of Practice; Standards of Conduct; Renewal and Reinstatement; Definitions; Qualification for Licensure; Revocation of Licensure; General Electrical Knowledge; Requirements for Electrical Installations; Electrical-Electronic Fundamentals; Services, Feeders, and Branch Circuits; Service and Feeder Requirements; Grounding and Bonding; Conductors and Cables; Raceways and Boxes; Special Occupancies; Special Equipment; Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting; Motors and Controls; Utilization Equipment; Lighting; General Low Voltage Requirements; Communication Systems; Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.

Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The Virginia 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.

Virginia Electrical Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • Virginia Electrical Online Exam Prep

Backed by:

Ideal For:

Students who already own all references


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Virginia Electrical Exam Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Virginia Electrical 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
Do you also need?

$551 $499

Exam Prep, Books, Tabs (Included in Each Bundle)

American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

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$99

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NEC 2017, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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$149

ADD TO CART
Print for Your Exam:
Individual License and Certification Regulations
Free / Online
VA Statewide Building Code 2015
Chapter 1 Only
Free / Online

The 8 hour pre-licensing course must be passed to be eligible for a Contractor License:


Virginia 8 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

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$89

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Class A and B Contractors must pass the A/B Contractor Exam:


Virginia Class A/B Online Exam Prep

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$119

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Virginia NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business Law and Project Management, 9th edition

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$79

ADD TO CART
VA Statewide Building Code 2018
Chapter 1 Only
Free / Online

Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available:

3-4 Book Tab Bundle

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$39

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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