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How does someone become a master electrician?


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2010-01-14 05:01:46
2010-01-14 05:01:46

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You can go to college or to technical school for classes. You can work as an Apprentice under someone who is a Master Electrician.

You have to be state certified (here anyway) before you can do any sort of work as an electrician, which involves working so many hours under a Master Electrician and taking a test.

Before spending the money for schooling, read about the job and how circuits work. Libraries have a vast number of books or you can find used books on the Internet. After your reading, if you are still interested, then pursue schooling. Pick a school that will lead to certification.

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Journeyman electricians need 8000 hours of training underneath a master electrician. To become a master electrician you'll have to complete 12000 hours on the job training under the supervision of a master electrician. Then you'll have to pass the licensing exam. From start to finish this usually takes 6 years. To be come a master you begin as an apprentice work your way up to a journeyman, and then become a master apprentice. No formal training is required, just on the job experience.

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In high school you will have shop classes for electives and these may help you. To become an electrician you can get an apprenticeship to have a master electrician to train you.

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You need to become a Master Electrician through the journeyman system and then take a test to verify competence.

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10%. However an electrician shouldn't be a master to have the necessary ability for common services. A master electrician is only required for highly technical issues.

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I believe a journeyman works under a licensed, business electrician and a master electrician is one who has the business. Not the best definition but hopefully it helps Might vary by region. Here in Canada, a journeyman is someone certified to do permited electrical work that will be inspected. A master is someone who is certified to pull (read - apply for) those permits. In Canada, a journeyman electrician is someone with 4 years of experience in the electrical trade as an apprentice and has taken four periods of school. A Master is a journeyman electrician that has a certain amount of experience as a journeyman (typically 3 years) and has a very good understanding of the Electrical code (which is proved by taking another course / exam).


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