Continuing Education

Did you know that DSD offers training opportunities for professional development? Click here to view a calendar of upcoming classes and application deadlines.

Class topics include:

  • Mechanical Code Class: $65
  • Electrical Code Class: $65
  • Building Code Class: $65
  • Plumbing Code Class: $65
  • National Electrical Code (NEC) Class for Contractors: $80
  • Electrical Journeyman Test: $50

All 2020 classes and tests, except for the October Journeyman test*, will be held at:

Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville
87 Haywood Street
Asheville NC, 28801

Parking for all classes, except the October Journeyman test, will be at 68 Rankin Avenue (next to Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville).

*The October Journeyman test will be held at:

Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center
285 Livingston Street
Asheville, NC 28801

For class registration or more information, email Misty Lipe or call 828-259-5658.

 

Journeyman Electrician’s License

Journeyman licensing marks the second step in the apprenticeship-journeyman-master electrician licensing process. To work independently under a licensed North Carolina electrical contractor in Asheville, individuals must obtain a journeyman electrician’s license (UDO Chapter 9 – Article 6). 

Electrical apprentices become eligible to apply for the journeyman electrician’s license following 8,000 hours of documented work. This license must be renewed every 3 years. 

Once licensed, a journeyman electrician may supervise on-site up to two helpers or apprentices. A helper or apprentice is anyone using or handling any tools or materials of the electrical construction trade. Click here for more information.  

 

License Application

To begin the process of becoming a journeyman electrician, submit the Journeyman Exam application form and pay the application fee in-person at the Development Services Department (DSD) located at 161 S. Charlotte St. Click here to download the application form

The Asheville Board of Electrical Examiners will determine your eligibility to take the Electrical Journeyman Test. Once your eligibility has been approved, you will be automatically registered for the Electrical Journeyman Test offered by the City of Asheville. You will receive a letter from DSD with details about the exam location and time. Click here for the calendar of application deadlines and testing dates

The test will examine your knowledge of rules and regulations related to electrical wiring devices, applications and equipment installation as set forth in North Carolina statutes, City of Asheville ordinances and the National Electrical Code (NEC). You must receive a score of 75 or above to pass and become licensed as a Class I journeyman electrician. 

 

License Renewal

Licenses expire three years after issuance on June 30. Renewal can be made any time within 30 days before expiration. To renew, visit DSD in-person with the following items:

  • Current non-expired license
  • Renewal fee (currently $30)
  • Proof of 8 hours of continuing education courses approved by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Electrical Contractors (NCBEEC)

Applicants will be subject to a fee for late renewal and complete reexamination if license renewal lapses over one year. Click here for more information.

For more information about Class I journeyman electrician’s license, contact DSD at 828-259-5658. 

 

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