Arkansas Department of Labor
Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners
10421 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205-2190
At a Glance: Licensing Requirements
- Adopted Code. 2014 National Electrical Code, effective November 21, 2014.
- Adoption type. State-wide. Adopted code is considered the minimum electrical standard in the state, but local jurisdictions can adopt amendments.
- Electrical Inspectors? Yes. You’ll need a state license to do electrical work in Arkansas. These classes of license are issued by the board: master electrician, journeyman electrician, industrial maintenance electrician, residential master electrical, residential journeyman electrician, and air-conditioning electrician. Inspectors must take an examination and be certified. Examinations accepted include the NCPCCI program.
- Electricians? Yes
- Contractors? Yes
Contractors Licensing Board
4100 Richards Road
North Little Rock AR 72117
- Electrical Inspectors/Electricians. No journeyman electrician license or master electrician license shall be renewed unless the licensee completes at least eight (8) hours of continuing education for each National Electrical Code cycle.
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
- Journeyman electricians. Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota,Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
- Master electricians. Oklahoma and Oregon
- Contractors. Arkansas has reciprocity with Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. You must complete a Request for Verification of License and Affidavit form. The reciprocity is for exam waiver only.