Electrician Certification Program


To: All test takers

This is to notify you that effective January 1, 2017 the National Electrical Code (NEC) exam will be based on the NEC 2014 code book. If you are taking the exam on or after January 1, 2017, please study the NEC 2014 code book. There is a transition period for test takers who have studied the NEC 2011 code book and this will be available at PSI between January 1, 2017 to April, 1, 2017. Thereafter, only the NEC 2014 code book will be used.

Thank you,
Electrician Certification Unit

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)].

Contact Information

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Attn: Electrician Certification Unit

1515 Clay Street., Suite 1302
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 286-3900
Fax: (510) 286-3917
Email: ECUINFO@dir.ca.gov

General information


Laws and regulations

Employers/interested parties

Certified electrician

Electrician Trainee

What's New

  • update image Social Security Administration Employment History Report

    Effective October 01, 2016, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will only accept a new version of the Request for Earnings Information due to an increase in the standard fees. Form will be forthcoming once approval has been received. The Social Security non-certified earnings report form SSA-7050 is available. Please go to http://www.ssa.gov/forms/ssa-7050.pdf to obtain the form. The Social Security Administration indicated that mail postmarked after October 01, 2016 containing older versions of the Form SSA-7050 or an incorrect fee will be returned to the requestor unprocessed. The Social Security Administration form is subject to change, however, while waiting for the updated form to be posted, please attach a verification of employment from your employer(s) with the following information included on their company letterhead: Classification, duties, dates of employment, total number of hours worked.
  • update image The certification exam will be based on the NEC 2014 code book effective January 1, 2017. If you plan to take the NEC 2011 exam or will schedule your exam date on or after January 1, 2017 PSI will still have it available until April, 1, 2017. The Candidate Information Bulletin provides information on rescheduling or cancelling exams, content of exam and special accommodations. Please go to this link for more information on test taking http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/CandidateInfoBulletin.htm.
  • update image Electrician Certification and Electrician Trainee forms that are fillable and printable.
  • update image Electrical Exam Overview 2015-2016

January 2017