Journeyman Electrician

In order to qualify for your Journeyman Electrician’s Card, you will be required to:

  • Submit your Application for approval with New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors with all the requested documentation.

Make sure you have the minimum requirements before you submit your application as follows:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Submit a color photo ID
  • Complete at least 576 hours of classroom instructions
  • Or holder of a valid Electrical Contractors License
  • Work at least 8,000 hours as an electrician (Practical Experience Is required), at least 4,000 hours of which shall have been obtained within five (5) years of the date of the application.

Journeyman electrician licensees can fulfill work requirements by enrolling in a New Jersey apprenticeship program and earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering plus two years of practical experience or working five years in electrical contracting.

Journeyman Electrician Application Information

In order to perform electrical work in the State of New Jersey as a Licenced Journeyman Electrician you are required to obtain a Journeyman’s Card. To apply, you need to contact; New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, supplying them all the necessary documents.

Board of Examiners of Elctrical Contractors
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 45006 Newark, NJ 0710
Physical Address
124 Halsey Street; 6thFloor Newark, NJ 07101

Application Fees

  • Non Refundable Application Fee:
  • Registered Journeyman $40.00
  • Payable by check or money order

Application, Forms & Candidate Information Bulletin:

  • Home Page
  • Instructions of Applicant
  • Application & Forms
  • Application for Qualified Journeyman Electrician PDF
  • Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors Application Process Overview
  • N.J.A.C. Title 13; Law and Public Safety: Chapter 31:
  • Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
  • Subchapter 5: Qualified Journeyman Electricians
  • See Page 33 of 44:


Guidelines For Examination Qualifications

New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.) Title 13, Law and Public Safety
Chapter 31, Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, Subchapter 5: Qualified Journeyman Electricians Section: 13:31-5.1 Registration as qualified journeyman electrician


  1. A person shall register as a qualified journeyman electrician in order to engage in the activities set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k), and, if the person is not a licensee, in order to supervise the performance of electrical work pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4. In order to register as a qualified journeyman electrician, an applicant shall submit the registration fee set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 and shall submit a completed application that establishes that the applicant:
  2. A nonresident military spouse as defined in N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.7(a) may apply for a temporary courtesy certificate of registration, if he or she satisfies the criteria set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.7(b) through (f).
    1. Holds a current valid active license to practice electrical contracting issued by the Board;
    2. Has acquired 8,000 hours of practical experience working with tools in the installation, alteration or repair of wiring for electric light, heat or power, which work shall have been done in compliance with the National Electrical Code, and who has had a minimum of 576 classroom hours of related instruction. The requirement of practical experience shall not include time spent in supervising, engineering, estimating and other managerial tasks. At least 4,000 hours of the practical experience shall have been obtained within five years of the date of application; or
    3. Can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has gathered the required experience through alternative means.

Independent Electrical Contractors
IEC: New Jersey Chapter

IEC offers a DOL approved four-year apprenticeship program to allow participants to gain the knowledge, technical skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in today’s electrical trade. This approved DOL program satisfies the required 576 hours of classroom instructions.

New Jersey Chapter: Independent Electrical Contractors