There are many great benefits to becoming an electrician, from great compensation to interesting work to the respect you earn as a trusted professional. Nor is it difficult or expensive to become an electrician. Here is what you need to do to become an electrician in Illinois.

How to Become a Licensed Electrician in Illinois

You do need to be licensed to become an electrician in Illinois. There are two types of electrical licenses in Illinois: journeyman electrician and electrical contractor. Journeyman is the entry position, so let’s start there.

Journeyman electricians repair wires and install electrical control systems. They also supervise apprentice electricians. To receive a journeyman license you must:

There are several electrician apprenticeship programs in Illinois. Programs include:

While these programs are not free, companies and unions that sponsor apprenticeships often pay the fees.

After you complete your apprenticeship, you can take the exam to become a journeyman electrician. The exams are administered by local governments, and you must score a 75% to pass. The cost is $100. Subjects on the test include:

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric about Becoming a Licensed Electrician

If you are interested in obtaining an Illinois electrical license, Ravinia Plumbing is interested in talking with you. We offer interesting work, excellent compensation, and opportunities for advancement. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Visit Ravinia Plumbing today to learn more or check out our careers page to view our current openings.