Electrician License

The Office of the City Clerk has available a Master Electrician License Application and offers the exam 3 times per year.
Master Electrician License Applications
You can download the Master Electrician License Application from this page, pick one up at the City Clerk's office, or give us a call at (518) 279-7134 to have one mailed to you.  The completed application must be NOTARIZED and inspection certificates for at least 2 contracts executed during each of the last 6 preceding years MUST BE PRESENTED with application. You are welcome to drop the completed application off at the City Clerk's office in City Hall or Mail it to: Troy City Clerk, 433 River Street, Troy, New York 12180. Please see the Schedule below for this year’s application deadlines and exam dates.

Upon approval by the Board, applicant will be required to pass the next scheduled Master Electrician Exam with a grade of at least 75%. Cost at the time of the exam is $200 ($100 exam fee/$100 licensing fee). If applicant fails exam, $100 will be reimbursed.

Each licensed Master Electrician must pay $100 yearly for license renewal. Failure to make payment on time (December 15th) requires that the exam be taken again to reinstate the license.

In addition, there is a continuing education requirement of six credit hours.
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If an electrician is licensed in another City or State, they are entitled to a Class B Permit for each job they wish to perform in the City of Troy. The Permit Fee is $200. Applications for Class B Electrical License may be submitted to Code Enforcement for approval, upon which the fee will be paid to the City Clerk.

They must present to the Department of Code Enforcement a License (in good standing) from another municipality or state, a Certificate of Insurance Liability, proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance, plans and/or drawings for proposed project. Once Code Enforcement approves their application, they can present that application to the City Clerk’s Office for payment and final processing of the Class B permit.

You can download the ElectricBlicense from this page, pick one up at the City Clerk's office, or give us a call at (518) 279-7134 to have one mailed to you.

2017 Exam and Application Deadline Schedule

Exam #1 March 13, 2017
Application Deadline Monday, February 27, 2017
Exam #2 June 5, 2017
Application Deadline Monday, May 22, 2017
Exam #3 October 16, 2017
Application Deadline Monday, September 25, 2017

Each exam will start at 4:00 pm and end at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise informed. The “open book” test is based on the 2014 NEC book, which is the current New York State Standard for electrical code.