The Electrical Board is an entity under the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries that enforces the dispositions of Chapter 19.28 of the Revised Code of Washington. It is also the entity in charge of administering the licensing process for electrical-related licenses and certification in the State of Washington. The Electrical Board distinguishes different licenses and certifications: trainee, electrician, electrical administrator, telecommunications administrator, electrical contractor, a telecommunications contractor, and master electrician.
To become certified electricians in Washington, contractors must first obtain an Electrical Trainee certification. Trainees work under the supervision of certified electricians. After acquiring the necessary experience to be eligible for a contractor examination, trainees can apply for an electrician license.