Iowa

State Electrical Licensing Requirements

Iowa has reciprocal journeyman and master electrician licensing agreement s with Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The applicant must have passed a State-sponsored examination, held the qualifying license for one year and must meet Iowa licensure requirements in order for the license to qualify for  reciprocation.

Reciprocity

Reciprocal Journeyman Licenses:

  • South Dakota Journeyman license may reciprocate to an Iowa Journeyman Class A license, or an Iowa Journeyman Class A license may reciprocate to a South Dakota Journeyman license.
  • Minnesota Class A Journeyman license may reciprocate to an Iowa Journeyman Class A license, or an Iowa Journeyman Class A license may reciprocate to a Minnesota Class A Journeyman license.
  • Nebraska Journeyman license may reciprocate to an Iowa Journeyman Class A license, or an Iowa Journeyman Class A license may reciprocate to a Nebraska Journeyman license.

Reciprocal Master or Electrical Contractor Licenses:

  • South Dakota Electrical Contractor license may reciprocate to an Iowa Master Class A license, or an Iowa Master Class A license may reciprocate to a South Dakota Electrical Contractor license.
  • Minnesota Class A Master license may reciprocate to an Iowa Master C lass A license, or an Iowa Master Class A license may reciprocate to a Minnesota Class A Master license.
  • Nebraska Electrical Contractor license may reciprocate to a n Iowa Journeyman Class A license, or an Iowa Master Class A license may reciprocate to a Nebraska Journeyman license.

Contact

State Fire Marshal's Office
Electrical Examining Board
215 E. 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515.725.6147
Email: elecinfo@dps.state.ia.us
Website: http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/electrician/licensing/licensing.shtml