License Scope & Classification
There are 10 different classifications of electrical contracting licenses. Each license will have a specific scope and/or limitation of work allowed.
The Limited (L) license allows the licensee to engage in a single electrical contracting project of a value not in excess of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) and on which the equipment or installation in the contract is rated at not more than 600 volts.
Special Restricted License Classifications
There are seven (7) Special Restricted classifications which allow only a limited phase of electrical contracting work. Click the blue abbreviation under each license type to view more information on classification scope. The complete scope for each of the special restricted classifications is listed in Section .0800 of the rules and regulations.
All licenses issued by the Board will expire one (1) year after the date of issuance.
Renewal notices are automatically sent approximately 30-days prior to the license expiration date. If you have supplied an email address, you will be sent an email notice at 30-days. If you have not supplied an email address, a paper renewal form will be mailed to the address on file. If you have not received a renewal notice, you may contact our office at (919) 733-9042.
An administrative fee of $25.00 shall be imposed on all renewals received after the license expiration date. Mailed renewals shall be considered filed on the date such mail is postmarked.
LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
After successfully passing a qualifying examination applicants for electrical contracting license in any of the license classifications MUST:
1. Submit a completed application for the license classification desired
2. Submit the appropriate annual license fee
3. Furnish the name, signature and social security number of at least one person to serve as the listed qualified individual for the applicant’s license.
License Name Requirements
Check your desired name using the Active Licensee Database. Contact Board staff if you would like to confirm any names.
Pursuant to .0402 (a), the name in which a license is issued must be distinguishable from the name in which a license has already been issued. If the name requested, after deleting all spaces, punctuation marks, articles, prepositions, conjunctions and, whether abbreviated or not, “corporation,” “incorporated,” “company,” or “limited,” is not identical to the name in which a license has already been issued, it shall be distinguishable. The substitution of a numeral for a word that represents the same numeral shall not make the name distinguishable.
NAME CHANGE Requirements
If you wish to change the name on your license, you must file a License Reissuance/Name Change Application. Changing the company name on the license requires a reissuance of the license; this means your expiration date and renewal date will change. If you incorporate your business, you must submit a copy of your articles of incorporation, articles of organization (LLC), or certificate of authority (Out-of-State Corporations) showing you are registered with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. A new certificate will be issued reflecting the requested changes.
Contact / address changes
The Board should be informed of ANY address changes and/or contact information updates. Notification of any change should be filed with the Board within 30-days. You can update any address/contact information online by accessing your license profile using the Renew/Update License Login page. Changes may also be made by completing a Contact Update Form which can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Board.
Duplicate / Replacement License
Your current license certificate should be displayed in your place of business. If you have lost or misplaced your license certificate or if you would like a duplicate copy of your license certificate, complete and submit the Duplicate License Request Form. Duplicate copies of your license certificate cost $15.00 each.
DECORATIVE License Certificate
Permanent decorative license certificates may be ordered. These certificates are 8.5″ x 11″ and printed on decorative certificate paper. If you would like to order a decorative license certificate, please complete and submit the Decorative Certificate Order Form. Permanent decorative certificates cost $15.00 each.
Qualified Individual Patch
Qualified Individual Patches are also available. These circular patches are approximately 3.5″ in diameter and are stitched on an iron-on background making them easy to add to shirts, hats, bags, etc. If you would like to order a Qualified Individual Patch please complete and submit the Qualified Individual Patch Order Form. Qualified patches are $6.00 each.
BONDING ABILITY REQUIREMENTS
A statement of bonding ability is required to activate a license in both the Intermediate and Unlimited classifications. Bonding Ability forms are available for download below or on the Forms & Documents page.
ADD / DROP QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL
To add or remove a qualified individual to your license, you must complete and submit a Request to Add/Remove a Qualified Individual form. A new certificate will be mailed to you reflecting the requested changes.