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Licensing Requirements for the State of Washington

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A statewide license, considered as "Class B basic electrical work" defined as basic electrical work that requires minimal electrical circuit modifications and has limited exposure hazards (class II, class III or power-limited, low-voltage systems not exceeding 100 V/A).

Low Voltage Specialty Licenses:
Electrical Contractor (can perform all high- and low-voltage work) 01
Electrician Limited Energy (requires company and individual to carry license) 06
Electrician Telecommunications (requires only company to carry license, not individual) 09

Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Electrical Section
P.O. Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98501
Chief Electrical Inspector: (360) 902-5249
Fax (360) 902-5229

Licensing and General Information
General Info: (360) 902-5249
Fax (360) 902-5296
Supervisor: (360) 902-6278

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