Washington Electrical Contractor License

The Electrical Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Offer and bid for electrical-related work
  • Undertake in installation and maintenance of wires and equipment that convey electrical current
  • Employ certified electricians
  • Have a certified electrical administrator or master electrician to ensure compliance with code

How to Get the Electrical Contractor's License in Washington?

  1. Meet the license requirements:
    • A valid Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number from the Department of Revenue or the Secretary of State, along with the business name and structure
    • Have a certified, assigned electrical administrator or master electrician
    • A $4,000 electrical contractor's surety bond, or assignment of savings account
    • Obtain a workers' compensation account if the business is planning on hiring employees
  2. Fill out and submit the required documentation:
  3. Send all the documents and corresponding fees to:
    Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
    Electrical Program
    P.O. Box 44460
    Olympia, WA 98504-4460
  4. Expect a response from the department in regards to the license