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Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

Important COVID-19 Information for Customers
(Updated April 21, 2020)

The offices of the Maryland State Board of Master Electricians currently have limited access to the public. Please be patient with us, as it may take longer than usual to respond to voicemails and e-mails. E-mails are preferable to phone calls at this time. We can be reached using our contacts page for telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of individual staff members, or you may send your concerns to our general e-mail address and your message will be routed to the appropriate person.

It is important to note that all license expiration dates have been temporarily extended per an Executive Order from Governor Larry Hogan. You are encouraged to continue taking your continuing education courses, renewing your licenses online, and performing all other activities that are required for your license to the extent that you are able.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information

Welcome to our home page. The Maryland State Board of Master Electricians issues one category of license: that of master electrician. For many counties in the state, the master electrician's license is a prerequisite to obtaining the county electrical license. The board does not investigate complaints; that function is the responsibility of the county or local subdivision. The board may take disciplinary action against a person's state license, however, if the person is reprimanded or the person's license is suspended or revoked by the local subdivision.

Please see our education feature to review the list of board-approved continuing education course providers. Additional providers will be added monthly. See current regulations pertaining to continuing education requirements for all electrical licensees.

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News and Updates

New!During the 2020 session of the Maryland General Assembly, the legislature passed Senate Bill 994 - Department of Labor - Electricians - State Licensing Workgroup. The bill establishes a workgroup that will meet several times over the summer in Baltimore (if possible) to build a consensus among interested parties to bring statewide licensure for apprentice, journey and master electricians to fruition. If you would like to be considered to serve on the workgroup, please review Senate Bill 994 on the Maryland General Assembly's website and e-mail Board Specialist Tracey Wilson-Baylor to be added to the list of potential participants. The bill establishes seven categories of representatives that must be included in the workgroup. Please indicate which category you would represent if selected.

New! Exam candidates: The testing vendors that administer licensing exams for our boards and commissions have begun reopening Maryland test sites. Check the status of your testing center directly for updated scheduling and exam information. (Updated June 24, 2020)

Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment

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Maryland State Board of Master Electricians

500 N. Calvert Street, Room 481
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410-230-6163
Fax: 410-244-0977