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New York

State Electrical Licensing Requirements

New York does not license journeyman electricians. For New York electrician licensing information, visit

There is a limited master electrician waiver of local jurisdiction for individuals licensed prior to 1993. For more information, visit


New York does not have state reciprocity. Check with local authorities where work is to be performed for reciprocity agreements or exam waivers.


NY Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
Phone: 518.474.4429, Licensing Information: 212.417.5747
Fax: 518.473.6648