Alabama Journeyman Exam Information

In Alabama, you have 90 days to take the Electrical Contractors exam from the date that your application is approved. Get ready for the exam with the Alabama 2014 Journeyman Electrician Study Guide, available at Brown Technical Publications.

Complete the application found at and submit all required information by the posted deadlines for review by the Board. Once your application is approved, you will be issued an authorization letter outlining instructions on how to schedule your examination. This authorization letter is only valid for 90 days. Do not submit your application in a quarter that you will not be prepared to take the examination. Authorization letters are not transferable. You will be required to submit a re-take form (available on the web site) along with an additional examination fee if you fail to schedule and take your examination within the authorized 90 days.

The application requires Work Affidavit(s) completed to document 8,000 (Four Years) hours of experience by a current or past employer. The application must be signed, notarized and have a current photograph attached in the appropriate area. The Work Affidavit(s) must be completed by someone in the Human Resources Department, Company President/CEO, Electrician Contractor, Master Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Electrical Inspector. You cannot sign your own work affidavit. You can provide hours on a Work Affidavit or Notarized Statement from a certified apprenticeship program that is certified by the Department of Labor. Hours being certified through an apprenticeship program must be verified (signed) by the Program Director, Executive Director or a responsible party of the program.

You are eligible to receive credit towards your experience from education obtained from vocation, post-secondary, or college level programs. One year of education substitutes for half a year of experience, up to a total of one year credit for experience. You must document this education on the application and submit transcripts of this program in order to receive credit.


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Alabama Electrical Contractors Board 2777 Zelda Road Montgomery, AL 36106 Office: 334-420-7232 Fax: 334-263-6115

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