90 day Temporary Permit & WA Journeyman License Application
Updated On: Jun 16, 2017
• Completion of an equivalent state regulated four-year journey level electrical apprenticeship program. Submit a notarized letter from the apprenticeship training director or Certificate of Completion from the state apprenticeship authority(preferred option) stating that they have completed such a program; or
• Proof of issuance of an equivalent journey level electrician certificate obtained by examination in another state. Submit a notarized letter from a state licensing authority verifying certification and indicating the number of hours of supervised work experience in the electrical construction trade under direct supervision of a licensed electrician. In addition, provide evidence of completion of at least 96 hours of in-class training on the National Electrical Code, basic electrical theory, or the use of Washington’s electrical laws and rules.
Was your apprenticeship through a State approved program?
Are You Eligible?
I am submitting this application to qualify for the open-book Washington Journey Level Electrician certification examination and a Temporary Electrician Permit.
I have read and understand the emergency rules regarding Temporary Electrician Permits included below in WAC 296-46B-938
I completed a state regulated four-year journey level electrician apprenticeship or I obtained a journey level electrician license by examination from a state licensing authority after completing 8000 hours of supervised work experience, 4000 hours of which being commercial industrial type work. I know I must include documentation with my application proving I meet one of the preceding conditions.
I have enclosed a payment of $124.00.
I understand that a Temporary Electrician Permit is only valid for 90 days from date of issue and only when working for the contractor named on my application at jobsites where the contractor named on my application has received approval from the chief electrical inspector to employ temporary electricians.
I have never failed a Washington Journey Level Electrician Certification Examination.
I have never held a Master Journey Level Electrician or Journey Level Electrician Certificate in Washington.
I have never been issued a Washington Temporary Electrician Permit.
I do not owe money to the Department of Labor and Industries as a result of an outstanding final judgment.
All information provided on this form is legible, complete and accurate.
If you answered “No” to anything above ? STOP ? You are NOT eligible.
Contact WA L&I Electrical Licensing at 360-902-5269 if you have questions.
If you are interested in taking the exam and receiving a Washington State Journeyman's license, below are links to licensing and testing information. You will need to speak with a Customer Service Rep to schedule to take the exam outside of Washington ((800) 733-9267).
Washington State Labor & Industries Licensing information: