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NASCLA Launches Nationwide Accredited Electrical Examination Program

Aug 24, 2018

Now available for state agency adoption, the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) has released the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program.

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) is one of several industry stakeholders that has worked with the NASCLA to create nationally recognized accredited trade examinations for electrical contractors and electricians. In an effort to provide mobility for both licensed electrical contractors and electricians, NASCLA provides three separate open book electrical trade examinations through the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program. These exams are intended for Electrical Contractors (Master/Unlimited Electricians), Journeyman Electricians and Residential Electrician/Residential Electrical Contractors. 

The content for each examination is based directly on a current occupational analysis that involved multiple meetings and survey data from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the electrical field throughout the United States.

Some of the key benefits of implementing the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program include:
  • Contractor Mobility
  • Improving the overall quality and validity of electrical licensing examinations
  • Reducing redundant licensing examination requirements for contractors who travel across different jurisdictions
  • Store applicant examination information in the National Examination Database (NED), allowing jurisdictions to verify that applicants have passed a reciprocating NASCLA Accredited Electrical Licensing Examination.

For more information on the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program, please find the attached electrical brochure and FAQ sheet along with visiting the NASCLA Accredited Electrical Examination Program website.

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The launch of this program is another milestone in NASCLA’s mission to promote best practices and license uniformity for agencies that regulate the construction industry.


About the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA)

NASCLA is a nonprofit corporation that was formed in 1962 and is dedicated to assisting its members in regulating construction contractors. The association’s membership is comprised of Executive Directors, Board of Directors and Staff from State Agencies that regulate the business of contracting along with national trade associations, including NECA, and those involved in the construction industry. More detailed information about NASCLA can be found at www.nascla.org .

About NECA

NECA is the voice of the $160 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national office in Bethesda, Md., and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research and standards development. Visit www.necanet.orgfor more information.