Electrical Contractors Test
COVID-Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the August 2020 Electrical Contractors Test will not be administered in Buffalo Grove.
The Village offers a written exam to individuals looking to become a licensed electrician.
- The exam is offered twice a year, on the second Monday of February and August.
- The exam is based on the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC).
- It is an open book exam. The applicant must bring their own code book. The Handbook is not allowed.
- Passage of the test earns you a Buffalo Grove Electrical License, which is accepted in all Illinois municipalities, except for the City of Chicago. The annual renewal fee is $50.00.
- Registration opens two months before the exam date and is limited to 25 applicants.
- Completed Electrical Contractor Examination application.
- $40.00 non-refundable application fee.