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Electrician certification program


Existing law requires that persons performing work as electrician under a C-10 licensed contractor be certified pursuant to certification standards established by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement. “Electricians” is defined as all persons who engage in the connection of electrical devices for electrical contractors licensed pursuant to Section 7058 of the Business and Profession Code, specifically, contractors classified as electrical contractors in the Contractors State License Board Rules and Regulations [Labor Code § 108 (c)].

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Contact Information

Department of Industrial Relations
Electrician Certification Unit
PO Box 420603
San Francisco, CA 94142
Phone: (510) 286-3900
Fax: (510) 286-3917

What's New
  • update image Effective November 15, 2014, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will no longer accept this version of the Request for Earnings Information (Form SSA-7050-F4) due to an increase in the standard fees. SSA will issue a revised form on this date. The new standard fees will be:
    • $56.00 for certified yearly earnings totals;
    • $136.00 for a non-certified detailed (itemized) earnings statement; and
    • $192.00 for a certified detailed (itemized) earnings statement.

    Mail postmarked after November 15, 2014 containing older versions of the Form SSA-7050 or an incorrect fee will be returned to the requestor unprocessed. Go to for information and form.

  • update image A new exam will become effective on June 2, 2014. This exam will be based on the NEC 2011 code book and other references may be used in addition with the code book. If you plan to take the exam and or will schedule your exam date prior to June 2, 2014, the current NEC 2008 code book will be used with reference materials stated on the current candidate information bulletin(CIB) The CIB gives you test taking information such as scheduling your exam, rescheduling and cancelling your exam, the content, references, and special accommodations. Please refer to this bulletin before you take the new updated exam on June 2, 2014.
  • update image Electrician Certification and Electrician Trainee forms that are fillable and printable.
  • update image Electrical Exam Overview 2014 acrobat image
Oactober 2014