In Wyoming, you can easily find an electrician job after getting a license.
If you would like to know more about this industry, read on for some tips and information.
In this state, the electrician licenses are handled by the Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety.
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Becoming an Apprentice
You will have to undergo some training before applying for a license:
- Become an apprentice and attend 576 hours of class along with 8,000 hours of practice
- Earn an associate’s degree and get 4,000 hours of experience and 576 hours of class
You can also get a low-voltage wiring technician certification, which requires only 4,000 hours of training.
The required training can be achieved in different ways.
You can study in a vocational school and get an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology.
This will shorten the time spent studying for a journeyman license.
The typical classes include:
- Project Layout and Planning
- Raceway Systems
- Installing Services, Switchboards and Panels
- Motor Control Center Installation
- Installing, Splicing and Terminating Wires and Cables
Upon finishing your program, you can get hired as an apprentice and complete the required practical experience hours.
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Another way to get your training is by joining a union or non-union apprenticeship program.
The requirements are the same for both:
- Be 18 years old
- Driver’s license
- High school diploma/GED
- Detailed work background
- DD-214 if applicable
If you choose a union apprenticeship program, you should get registered with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Apprenticeship programs are offered through the local Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committees (JATC).
If you opt for a non-union apprenticeship, you can reach out to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC).
You should also get your apprenticeship registered by the program you are in.
Become a Journeyman
After you meet the training criteria, you can apply for a journeyman license.
For this, you must send in a form and pay a $105 exam fee.
This test has 80 questions, lasts for 4 hours, and requires a 70% passing score.
You will need to also pay a $100 fee for your license to be issued.
If you have a license in any of the states below, you can apply by reciprocity:
- New Hampshire,
- New Mexico,
- North Dakota,
- South Dakota,
If you apply for a low-voltage license, the requirements are the same.
Become a Master Electrician
To be able to apply for this license, you should have an experience of 8 years, from which 4 as a journeyman.
The exam costs $105, has 100 questions, and lasts for 5 hours.
You will need to score 75% to pass.
The license costs $200.
If you are licensed in Idaho, South Dakota, and Utah, you can get a license by reciprocity.
Become an Electrical Contractor
To apply, you must:
- Submit an application
- Fill in the Master Acknowledgment of Responsibility form
- $400 certification fee
You must also send a legalized the Personnel of Applicant form.
This form should state that you can cover the worker’s compensation insurance and work with a master electrician.
Low Voltage/Limited Electrical Contractor
You can get this license if you plan on working with appliances less than 90 volts.
The requirements are:
- Submit an application
- Fill in the Technician Acknowledgment of Responsibility form
- Submit a $200 certification fee
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After 3 years, you will need to renew your journeyman or master electrician license for 16 extra hours of schooling, and a fee:
- Journeyman -$50
- Master electrician -$100
You should renew your low voltage/limited electrical contractor license yearly and pay a $200 fee.