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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)].
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
- 2016 Electrician Certification Statistics as of August 7, 2016
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- Only print out form when completely finished, otherwise you will not be able to print the completed application
- If you write out the answers, make sure your writing is readable. If not, this may cause a delay in processing your form
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The SSA form 7050 is now revised by Social Security Administration. This law took effect on 1/1/2012 (AB 1346) requiring individuals desiring to be certified to submit an application for examination and certification that includes an employment history report from the Social Security Administration as proof of employment. You may obtain Form SSA-7050-F4 by clicking on this link http://www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ssa-7050.html. Please complete the form, request for the Non-Certified Detailed Earnings Information, and on page 2 #2 choose the first box ”Itemized Statement of Earnings $136” (includes the names and addresses of employers) and fill out the rest of the form for payment to Social Security for the report.
Note: Please remember to include your Social Security history report with your Application for Examination and Certification form and the applicable fee.
- 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) http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/ECU/CandidateInfoBulletin.htm. 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.
- Electrician Certification and Electrician Trainee forms that are fillable and printable.
- Electrical Exam Overview 2014