Did you know? According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electricians is $51,880.
Electricians in Colorado are licenced by the State Electrical Board only. They need to submit the Affidavit of Experience Form to verify the experience prerequisites for the Exam and license. To get ready for the exam, find your copy of the NEC (available at Brown Technical Publications).
Applicants for a Colorado residential wireman's license need four thousand hours earned in no less than two years of electrical construction wiring experience, for lights, heat, and power.
Applicants for a Colorado journeyman electrician's license need eight thousand hours earned in no less than four years of electrical construction wiring experience, for lights, heat, and power; with a minimum of four thousand hours earned in no less than two years of that time being commercial and/or industrial work. Verification of experience must state the hours and months of the time spent performing residential and commercial/industrial wiring.
In addition, applicants will need documentation to prove 288 hours of approved electrical education during the period of their apprenticeship. See Electrical Rules and Regulations 4.4
Note: Applicants for the journeyman examination who hold a residential wireman license must also be actively registered as an apprentice. See the third page of the application (at bottom).
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State Electrical Board 1580 Logan Street, Suite 550 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 894-2300 (303) 894-2310 fax www.dora.state.co.us/Electrical
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