Alabama

Licensing

Electrical Contractor

Persons applying for statewide electrical contractor examination must demonstrate a minimum of four (4) years experience that show that you have designed, planned, laid out, and directly supervised electrical construction activities and the installing of electrical components. The work supervised must be commercial or industrial. The license is unlimited in voltage and bid requirements. Applicants may substitute one (1) year education in electrical curriculum for one-half (1/2) year electrical experience for a maximum of two (2) years credit of the four (4) years experience requirement. The applicant must submit a copy of the diploma or certificate. 

Journeyman Electrician

Persons applying for statewide journeyman examination must demonstrate a minimum of four (4) years experience that show the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment, light, heat or power. Applicant must demonstrate his or her ability to do the work according to plans and specifications furnished to him or her and in accordance with standard rules and regulations governing such work. A substantial part of the work performed must have been commercial or industrial. Applicants may substitute one (1) year of education in an electrical curriculum for one-half (½) year electrical experience for a maximum of one (1) year credit of the four (4) years experience required.

Incentive notes
To qualify for the income tax credit enacted in Alabama under the Energy Efficiency Act of 2009, a solar installation must be done by a PV Installation Professional where ‘PV Installation Professional’ is defined as:  one who has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Certified Solar PV Installer or a NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer or certified as a solar installer by the manufacturer of the SRCC certified systems or collectors being installed.

Electric code: NEC 2008 edition

Reciprocity
If you have an unrestricted electrical contractor’s license from Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, you can get a license from the Board by reciprocity. You must have passed their exam with a grade of at least 70 to get the license and hold it in good standing.

Resources

  1. Alabama Electrical Contractors Board
  2. Alabama Plumbers and Gas Fitters Examining Board
 

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