West Virginia Electrician Journeyman
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Applicants must submit an application to the State Fire Marshal’s Office to verify experience and gain approval to take the exam.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • 4 years/8000 hours of actual electrical work in wiring for Light, Heat and Power of Residential and Commercial buildings OR
  • Completion of US Dept of Labor registered electrical apprenticeship program (must show certificate) OR
  • Completion of an electrical vocational education program of at least 1080 hours (must show certificate)

There are no state mandated financial requirements for this license.


Scope of Work:

A Journeyman may perform all types of electrical work EXCEPT design of electrical systems (commercial and industrial design).

 Journeymen are qualified to perform work in all sub-classified specialty areas such as HVAC, Elevator, Electric Sign and so forth. Each Journeyman may supervise up to 3 licensed Apprentice Electricians.

 Journeyman may also pull permits in many areas. (Check with your local Inspectors Office)


The licensing fee is $50 with a yearly renewal at the same cost. Applications are processed as soon as they are received.

Applicants should receive an approval letter within 10 to 15 days.

To apply for an Electricians License, contact:
State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory and Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St.  2nd floor
Charleston, WV  25301
(304) 558-2191





West Virginia has a reciprocity agreement with the state of Virginia for the Journeyman license, though certain restrictions apply.


West Virginia does not currently require Continuing Education for Electricians.

  • The exam is give by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • There are several preset dates and locations for these exams throughout the year.
  • The exam is 42 multiple-choice questions and 4 electrical calculations.
  • There is a 4-hour time limit for the test.
  • The exam fee is $25.
  • 80% is required to pass

 The exam questions are based on the  2017 National Electrical Code.

There are also 4 electrical calculations (i.e. power factor, voltage drop, etc.).


The references listed in the Right-Hand column are permitted in to the exam and they are available to purchase from our online bookstore or by calling 800-992-1910. References may be highlighted and tabbed (with permanent Index tabs) prior to the exam.


American Contractors offers a 2-day preparation seminar for the West Virginia Jouneyman Electrician exam. We also sell tabbed and highlighted Code books. Please contact us for more information.

  Seminar Price: $445.20  
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Charleston, WV4/27/2020 to 4/28/2020
Mineral Wells, WV7/6/2020 to 7/7/2020
Morgantown, WV7/29/2020 to 7/30/2020
Charleston, WV9/17/2020 to 9/18/2020
Mineral Wells, WV11/12/2020 to 11/13/2020
Morgantown, WV11/30/2020 to 12/1/2020

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