California General Electrician Certification

The California General Electrician certification allows you to perform work for an electrical contractor installing, constructing or maintaining any electrical system that is covered by the National Electrical Code.

The following Electrical Certification is NOT a contractor license. This certificate is to be held by employees who work for a licensed C-10 Electrical contractor.

How to get the General Electrician certification in California?

  1. Complete Application: Must fill out the Application for Electrician Examination and Certification. If DSLE does not accept the application due to lack of required information, they will send a letter explaining what is missing.
  2. Verify Work Experience: Must submit a copy of a state approved apprenticeship certificate. Please note: If the candidate has a completion certificate to submit, the candidate does not have to fill out the on-the-job experience requirement. First time applicants are required to submit Social Security earnings information obtained from form SSA-7050 from the Social Security Administration.
  3. Submit Required Fees: Must send a check for the exact payment of the exam. Make the check payable to “DIR Electrician Certification Fund ”.

Once the candidate applies for the exam and are approved by DSLE, the application will be forwarded to the testing vendor, PSI Services. PSI Services will then send a "Candidate Information Bulletin". The candidate will then call the 800 number listed in the bulletin to schedule the date, time and location of the exam. Please note: A test date is not automatically assigned to the candidate. If the candidate fails the exam they must wait 60 days before sending in the application for re-test.

California General Electrician certification Exam Prep Courses

California General Electrician Certification Exam

Below are the specifications (test type, academic content, etc.) for each exam needed to get the General Electrician certification in California.

California General Electrician Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing; closed book
  • Testing Company: PSI
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Time Allowed: 4 hours and 30 Minutes
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Safety (6%)
    • Determination of Electrical System Requirements (22%)
    • Installation (66%)
    • Maintenance and Repair (6%)

California General Electrician certification Book Set

The book set includes all source references for the California General Electrician certification exam. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • CALIFORNIA GENERAL ELECTRICIAN CERTIFICATION - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $525.94
  • CALIFORNIA GENERAL ELECTRICIAN CERTIFICATION - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $605.94

California General Electrician certification Exam Books

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