1. Do I need a license to work in Delaware if I am licensed in another state?
  2. How do I apply for licensure?
  3. Do you have reciprocity?
  4. How long does the licensure process take?
  5. How much does it cost to apply for licensure?
  6. Whom do I contact with questions regarding the current electrical code used in Delaware?
  7. If I am an employee of a company, school district or state agency, do I need an electrical license to do electrical work for my employer?

 

Question: Do I need a license to work in Delaware if I am licensed in another state?

Answer: Yes. The Delaware Board of Electrical Examiners must issue you a license to work in Delaware.

 

Question: How do I apply for licensure?

Answer: For instructions on applying for a new license, click Licensure Requirements.

 

Question: Do you have reciprocity?

Answer: Yes. If you are currently licensed in another state you may apply for licensure by reciprocity. The requirements vary depending on whether any state where you hold a current license has licensure standards that are substantially similar to Delaware's standards. If your current license is in a state where the standards are not substantially similar to Delaware's standards, you must provide proof of practice for a minimum of five years after licensure. For complete instructions, see Licensure Requirements.

 

Question: How long does the licensure process take?

Answer: When all required documentation has been submitted and the application is complete, it is presented to the Board for approval. Allow 4-8 weeks to receive your license.

 

Question: How much does it cost to apply for licensure?

Answer: See Fee Schedule.

 

Question: Whom do I contact with questions regarding the current electrical code used in Delaware?

Answer: The State Fire Marshall's Office adopts, with amendments, the version of the National Electrical Code (NEC) used in Delaware (e.g. 2008). This is not available online.

Licensed Delaware electrical inspection agencies use the current NEC as adopted by the State Fire Marshall's Office to perform inspections in Delaware. Contact a licensed electrical inspection agency with any questions about the electrical code. A list of agencies is available on the Homeowner Permit Application.



Question: If I am an employee of a company, school district or state agency, do I need an electrical license to do electrical work for my employer?

Answer: Generally, you must have an electrical license even if you are doing electrical work only for your employer. However, see 24 Del. C. ยง1419 in License Law for a list of exceptions.