As of June 24, 2003, provisions of House Bill 115 (Senate Committee Substitute 1) 94kb became effective, superseding the Owensboro-Daviess County electrical licensing program, which had been administered by the OMPC. The following information is taken from an informational brochure from the state agency that will administer Kentucky’s statewide electrical licensing program.
Kentucky Electrical License Requirements
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Electrical Licensing Department of Housing Buildings and Construction
101 Sea Hero Drive, Suite 100, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
WHAT LICENSE IS NECESSARY TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED AS AN ELECTRICIAN?
In order to contract with the public and pull permits, your business must be licensed as an Electrical Contractor. Each Electrical Contractor must employ at least one Master Electrician. Therefore, if you are running a one-person electrical business, you must obtain both an Electrical Contractor and a Master Electrician license.
Who is not required to be licensed?
- Electrical Utilities and their employees
- Maintenance workers doing routine maintenance
- Homeowners or farmers working on their own property
- Retailers installing appliances
- Workers in coal mines or coal preparation plants
- Workers installing or repairing low-voltage telecommunications systems
- Manufacturers installing medical equipment
WHAT LICENSE IS NECESSARY?
In order to contract with the Public to perform electrical work. Only Licensed Electrical Contractors may pull electrical permits.
Each Electrical Contractor must Employ at least one Master Electrician. Master Electricians are responsible for all electrical work performed under their supervision.
All electrical work must be performed by, or under the supervision of, a licensed Electrician or Master Electrician. In order to work Unsupervised, an electrical worker must be licensed as at least an Electrician.