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

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March 2017