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North Carolina

State Electrical Licensing Requirements

North Carolina only licenses electrical contractors and offers 10 categories of licensing. North Carolina does not require the licensing of journeyman electricians.

North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors – Reciprocity


North Carolina has reciprocity agreements with the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia


NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
PO Box 18727
Raleigh, NC 27619-8727
Phone: 919.733.9042, Licensing Department: 919.715.7604
Fax: 800.691.8399