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West Virginia

Journeyman / Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

It's never been a better time to become a Journeyman or Master Electrician in West Virginia. With our expert written exam prep and tabbed references you can use during the exam, you'll be on your way to getting your license in no time. There is no faster or more effective way to obtain a license. Take advantage of decades of experience and take the next step in your career.

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 West Virginia Journeyman / Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor License.

  • $289
    Electrical License
    Exam Prep
  • $561 $509
    Electrical
    Prep, Books, Tabs Bundle
Individual taking the course and exam prep for West Virginia online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Journeyman / Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor in West Virginia
  • Journeyman Electrician

    A Journeyman Electrician in West Virginia is licensed to do any work installing wires, conduits, apparatus, equipment, fixtures and other appliances, provided that this classification is not authorized to design electrical systems.

  • Master Electrician

    A Master Electrician in West Virginia is able to design electrical systems and to instruct and supervise the electrical work of journeyman electricians, apprentice electricians, and other related workers.

  • Electrical Contractor

    A Electrical Contractor in West Virginia engages in the business of electrical work and employs master electricians, journeyman electricians, apprentice electricians or other related workers for the construction, alteration or repair of any electrical wiring, equipment or systems as defined in the scope of the national electric code.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

West Virginia Journeyman Electrician RequirementsJourneyman Electrician
  • A minimum of 8,000 hours or 4 years’ actual, hands-on work electrical work experience and shall consist of:
    • All work experience must be in accordance with the NEC and consist of above ground structural wiring
      OR
    • Completion of a US Department of Labor approved apprentice program
      OR
    • Completion of a West Virginia Department of Education approved 1080-hour vocational course.
  • Schedule exam through the West Virginia State Office of the Fire Marshall
  • Submit completed, signed, and notarized application with appropriate licensing fee
West Virginia Master Electrician RequirementsMaster Electrician
  • A minimum of 10,000 hours or 5 years’ actual, hands-on work electrical work experience and shall consist of:
    • Work should be a combination of commercial, industrial, and residential experience.
    • Vocational training is not counted toward required experience.
    • All work experience must be in accordance with the NEC and consist of above ground structural wiring
  • Schedule exam through the West Virginia State Office of the Fire Marshall
  • Submit completed, signed, and notarized application with appropriate licensing fee
West Virginia Electrical Contractor RequirementsElectrical Contractor
  • Pass West Virginia Business and Law and Electrical Contractor Exam
  • Register the business with the West Virginia State Tax Department
  • Provide Certificate of Authority (if required)
  • Provide Wage Bond
  • Provide proof of insurance
  • Complete Application/Experience/Affidavit
  • Submit completed, signed, and notarized application with appropriate licensing fee

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board at 304-558-7890 or visit their website.


West Virginia does not require each licensee to complete Continuing Education prior to each renewal. West Virginia has reciprocity arrangements on an individual basis.


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(S)

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 Contractor Licensing Board to obtain your West Virginia General Contractor License.

Exam

Which exam do I need to take?

Applicants may choose between two 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.

Exam details Journeyman Electrician Exam

  • Total Questions: 42
  • Number of Simple Calculations: 4
  • Passing Score: 30 Correct
  • Time: 3 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Power factors; Voltage Drops; Resistance; Circuit Requirements

The Master and Journeyman exams are scheduled through the West Virginia State Office of the Fire Marshall.

Exam details Master Electrician Exam

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Number of Simple Calculations: 6
  • Passing Score: 35 Correct
  • Time: 3 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Service Loads; Power Factor; Voltage Drop; Service Size; Demand Load; Circuit Resistance; Outlet Requirements

The Master and Journeyman exams are scheduled through the West Virginia State Office of the Fire Marshall.

Exam details Electrical Contractor Exam

  • Total Questions: 75
  • Passing Score: 53 Correct
  • Time: 180 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Electrical Theory/Trade Knowledge; 3 Phase Theory; Definitions; Wiring and Protections; Range Calculations; 3 Phase Calculation; Wiring Methods; Equipment for General Use; Special Occupancies; Special Equipment; Special Conditions; Communications Systems; Tables and Examples; Conduit Fill; Service Loads; Voltage Drop

To schedule the Electrical Contractor exam, applicants may contact PSI at 800-211-2754 or their website .


  • 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 applying for an Electrical Contractor License in WV must also pass the Business and Law Exam.

Exam details Business Law Exam

  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 35 correct
  • Time allowed: 3 hours
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Business Organization; Contracts; Estimating and Bidding; Financial Management; Labor Law, Licensing; Lien Law; Project Management; Risk Management; Safety-OSHA; Tax Law

Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

How do I pass the exam?

The West Virginia Journeyman / Master Electrician and Electrical Contractor exams are open book. These references are permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! 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.

West Virginia Electrical Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • West Virginia Electrical Online Exam Prep

Backed by:

Ideal For:

Students who already own all references


$289

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West Virginia Electrical Exam Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • Electrical Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All physical books permitted to be used during the exam(s)
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

Do you also need?

$561 $509

American Electricians' Handbook, 17th Edition

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$99

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NEC 2020, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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$149

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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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The Business & Law Exam must also be passed:

West Virginia Business and Law Online Exam Prep

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$129

ADD TO CART

West Virginia Business Law Exam Bundle

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$232 $209

West Virginia NASCLA Contractors guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 1st Edition

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$89

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Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

1 Book Tab Bundle

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$14

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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$45

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