Oregon has lots of work and not enough journeymen! The state has recently adopted a “provisional General Journeyman Electrician License” rule, in which a journeyman electrician, who has completed a substantially similar apprenticeship program that is required in Oregon, can receive a provisional license to work in the state.
Applicants need to:
- Submit the following documents:
- Proof of apprenticeship completion,
- A copy of current license or certification,
- Complete a 4-hour Oregon rule and law course
- Pay an application fee
Applications for provisional journeyman licenses will be accepted by the division from August 15, 2018 to February 8, 2019. All provisional journeyman licenses expire on August 31, 2021, and are non-renewable.
States covered under the rules include Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Also included are the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
For qualification purposes, completion of the Inside Wireman apprenticeship delivered by the IBEW and NECA via the Electrical Training Alliance or the Journeyman Electrical apprenticeship delivered by the Independent Electrical Contractors will satisfy the rule.
Please go to the following links to begin your application:
Oregon approved Rule and Law classes
Building Codes Division
NECA/IBEW Local 48 Training Center
Oregon-Columbia NECA Chapter
IBEW Local 48