Rhode Island

State Electrical Licensing Requirements

Rhode Island requires the licensing of contractors and craft professionals who perform any type of electrical work in the state. Rhode Island hosts a number of electrical license types including contractor, journeyman and sign electrician. For details on test type, dates/times, application form, etc. please visit the Rhode Island Department of Labor website.


Rhode Island does not offer direct reciprocity for out-of-state electrical licenses.

For a full listing of all state license types and associated reciprocity, please visit this webpage: Rhode Island Licensed Occupations


Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Professional Regulations
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401.462.8580
Fax 401.462.8528