Reciprocity Agreements By State

To obtain your Journeyman Electricians license in another state, you have have to qualify to take the state test under their requirements, which may be different than your home state. Some states however will have a reciprocity agreement, which allows you to obtain their state license if you already have a license in another state and are in good standing.

To use the chart below, find the state you wish to obtain a new license in, and see if they have a reciprocity agreement with the state you are currently licensed in. Note that despite it being a “reciprocity” agreement, it doesn’t always go both ways. For example only one state will grant you an electrical license if you hold one in West Virginia, but West Virginia will accept any state license in place of their state requirements.

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AlabamaNo Reciprocity Agreements
AlaskaArkansas, Colorado, Iowa,
Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska
New Mexico, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Oklahmoma Texas, Wyoming
WebsiteApplication
ArizonaNo Reciprocity Agreements
ArkansasAlaska, New Mexico, Minnesota,
Montana, New Hampshire,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota
Texas, Utah, Colorado, Oregon
(For master license only)
WebsiteRefer to website
CaliforniaNo Reciprocity Agreements
ColoradoAlaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa,
Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
WebsiteOnline Application Portal
ConnecticutNo reciprocity agreements
Delaware
Approved on a case by case basis.
Must be licensed in a jurisdiction
that has substantially similair
license requirements to Delaware.
Website 1

Website 2
Online Application Portal
FloridaNo reciprocity agreements
GeorgiaNo Reciprocity Agreements
HawaiiNo reciprocity agreements
IdahoColorado, North Dakota, Maine,
Oklahoma, Montana, Oregon,
Nebraska, South Dakota, New
Hampshire, Texas, New Mexico,
Utah, Wyoming
Website

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Application
IllinoisNo reciprocity agreements
IndianaNo reciprocity agreements
IowaAlaska, Arkansas, Colorado,
Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, South
Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Website

PDF
Application
KansasNo reciprocity agreements
KentuckyLouisiana, Ohio, Virginia, West
Virginia
WebsiteApplication
LouisianaNo reciprocity agreements
MaineJourneyman: New Hampshire,
Vermont, North Dakota, Idaho,
Oregon, Wyoming. Master: New
Hampshire, Vermont
Website

PDF
Application
Maryland
Maryland, Washington, DC, West
Virginia, Delaware. Requirements
vary a lot by state, refer to website
WebsiteApplication
Massachusetts
New HampshireWebsite
PDF
Application
MichiganNo reciprocity agreements
Minnesota
Journeyman: Alaska, Arkansas,
Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska,
North Dakota, South Dakota,
Wyoming
Master: Iowa, North Dakota, South
Dakota, Nebraska
WebsiteApplication
MississippiNo reciprocity agreements
MissouriNo reciprocity agreements
Montana
Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado,
Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas,
Utah, Wyoming, Idaho
WebsiteApplication
NebraskaAlaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa,
Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming
WebsiteApplication
NevadaNo reciprocity agreements
New Hampshire
Journeyman: Alaska, Arkansas,
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin,
Wyoming, Iowa.
Master: Maine, Massachusetts,
Vermont
WebsiteApplication
New JerseyNo reciprocity agreements
New Mexico
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho,
Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Texas, Utah,
Wyoming
Website

PDF
Application
New YorkNo reciprocity agreements
North Carolina
No reciprocity agreements
North DakotaJourneyman: Alaska, Colorado,
Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah,
Wyoming
Master: Minnesota, South Dakota
WebsiteApplication
OhioNo reciprocity agreements
Oklahoma
Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho,
Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, South
Dakota, Texas, Wyoming
WebsiteApplication
OregonArkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana,
Utah, Washington, Wyoming
WebsiteApplication
PennsylvaniaNo reciprocity agreements
Rhode IslandNo reciprocity agreements
South Carolina
No reciprocity agreements
South DakotaAlaska, Arkansas, Colorado,
Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Texas, Utah,
Wyoming
WebsiteApplication
TennesseeNo reciprocity agreements
TexasJourneyman: Alaska, Arkansas,
Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, South
Dakota, Wyoming
Master: North Carolina
WebsiteFrom website, click state you want
application for
UtahAlabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California,
Colorado, Connecticut, South Dakota, Delaware,
New Hampshire, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa,
New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Mexico, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana,
Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island,
Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Virginia,
Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Website

PDF
Application
VermontMaine, New HampshireWebsiteApplication
VirginiaKentucky, Maryand, West Virginia,
North Carolina. Ref
WebsiteApplication
WashingtonOregon. RefWebsiteApplication
West VirginiaAll 50 StatesWebsiteOnline Application Portal
WisconsinIowa, New Hampshire WebsiteApplication
Wyoming
Journeyman: Alaska, Colorado,
Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hamshire, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Dakota, Texas,
Iowa.
Master: Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa
WebsiteOnline Application Portal
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