Utah Residential Master Electrician

Pre-approval is required

Documentation of at least 2 years and 4000 hours of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician.

Scope of Work:

A Residential Master Electrician is a person who possesses the training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential projects where the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.

Applications: Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801) 530-6628

Limited reciprocal agreements exist with Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada and South Carolina. Reciprocity is limited to a waiver of the trade exam in a similar classification as long as applicant is in good standing.

Limited reciprocal agreements exist for Electrical Contractors with Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.

Applicants must complete 16 hrs of continuing education to renew their license. 8 hours must be on the current edition of the National Electrical Code.


The exam is administered by PSI. The exam is open-book,  and is in three parts.

The Residential Master Electrician Theory exam has 50 multiple choice questions with 100 minutes to complete.  75% is required to pass. The exam topics inlcude: Voltage, Current, Resistance, Power and Voltage Drop

The Residential Master Electrician Code exam has 80 multiple choice questions with 180 minutes to complete.  75% is required to pass. The exam topics inlcude: Definitions & General Requirements, Raceways & Enclosures, Services, Feeders & Branch Circuits, Overcurrent Protection, Conductors & Cables,  Grounding & Bonding, Lighting & General Use Equipment, Communications Systems, Pools, Photovoltaic & Wind, and State Laws & Rules

The Residential Master Electrician Practical exam has 6 questions with 60 minutes and is pass or fail. Candidates must bring the following items to the practical examination. • Two 5-foot pieces of ½-inch EMT conduit • One ½-inch EMT bender • One continuity tester or multi meter • One ½-inch conduit reamer • One straight blade screwdriver • One Phillips screwdriver • One pair of long nose pliers • One pair of side cut pliers • One pair of wire strippers • One hacksaw • One tape measure • One pencil or marker


References: The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted, prior to taking the exam. They are available for purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 800-992-1910.
Training: American Contractors carries the necessary reference materials to prepare for the Utah Master Electrician Exam.  American Contractors has created a NEC practice exam CD that will help familiarize students with the layout and navigation of the National Electrical Code, which will increase your chances for passing for Utah Electrical Exams. We also have Electrical Code classes that can improve your use and knowledge of the NEC. Please contact us at 1-800-992-1910 for more information.

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Schedule Info:
Instruction for this course, if available, is given on a private and/or home-study basis. Please contact us for more information.

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