Steps to Becoming an Electrician
- Step 1: Complete Electrician Classes. Many technical schools offer diploma or certificate programs that can prepare individuals for entry-level work as an electrician’s apprentice.
- Step 2: Become an Apprentice.
- Step 3: Earn a License.
- Step 4: Acquire Certification.
Do electricians have to be licensed in California?
An Electrical Contractors License in California is required for projects that exceed $500. To become a licensed contractor, candidates will have to sit for two exams: business and law and their trade. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
How much money does an electrician make in California?
The average salary for an electrician in California is around $35,000 per year.
Do electricians have to be licensed?
In most states, electricians are licensed by a state licensing body. Some states do not have a license classification for journeyman or master electricians. Some states have multiple specialty journeyman, master electrician, and/or electrical contractor licenses, each with a unique set of requirements.
Can I do electrical work without a license?
If you work for a contractor that is a licensed/certified Master electrician and they supervise you, you can do electrical work as an employee without “certification”. As an unlicensed individual, legally you can’t charge for electrician work because you won’t be able to pull a permit or schedule an inspection.
Do electricians make good money?
Electricians earn a really, really good living. It’s even more incredible when you consider that most electricians don’t have as much student loan debt as those other people making more than the average state income.