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Iowa has reciprocal licensing agreements with some states. This means that if you’re from one of these states, you won’t have to go through the headache of proving education and qualification in order to apply for your Iowa license.
Electrician jobs are easy to find in Iowa, especially if you are from a reciprocating state. The applicant must have passed a State-sponsored examination with a score of 75% or greater, held the qualifying license for 1 year which cannot have been expired, suspended, or revoked; cannot have taken the Iowa exam and failed it; and must meet additional Iowa licensure requirements in order for the license to qualify for reciprocation. Click Here to Download Full Document
If you are transferring from a non reciprocating state, you’ll need to call the Iowa Electrical Examining Board directly at (515) 725-6147 or visit in person. I’d recommend going to the office and meeting them in person so you can get an exact answer as to what documents you need to provide in order to have your application for licensing approved. Plan to take proof of an apprenticeship or technical training and proof of on the job training hours (OJT). There’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you have everything in order only to have your application rejected because you forgot some piece of information. The address is….
State Fire Marshal’s Office
Electrical Examining Board
215 E. 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
If you are a new to the area or the electrical industry, the Iowa Department of Public Safety has some good information on what it will take for you to get an electrical license here in Iowa. Click here to go to the Iowa Electrical Examining Board’s website.
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Currently we have electrician job openings for individuals with a Class A or B Journeyman Electrician Iowa license or a Residential Electrician Iowa License. The following descriptions are taken from the IDPS website.
Chapter 103 of the Iowa Code defines a Residential Electrician as “a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to perform a residential installation”.
The Residential Electrician license is issued to qualified electricians who wire dwelling units. Residential electrical work is defined in Administrative Rules Chapter 551 as “electrical work in a residence in which there are no more than four living units within the same building and includes work to connect and work within accessory structures, which are structures no greater than 3,000 square feet in floor area, not more than two stories in height, the use of which is incidental to the use of the dwelling unit or units, and is located on the same lot as the dwelling unit or units”. Exams are required for this type of licensure.
Chapter 103 of the Iowa Code defines a Journeyman Electrician as “a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to wire for or install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment and to supervise apprentice electricians and who is licensed by the board.”
The Journeyman Electrician has the experience and ability to perform the various stages of the electrical project, from the underground utilities to the finished product. They may supervise apprentices and unclassified throughout the project, and during the on-the-job training of most electrical apprentices.