Apply for an Electrical Contractors' license
Individuals or businesses working as a contractor in the electrical construction trade must have a valid electrical contractor's license.
What you need to do
- Apply online and pay your fee of $319.20
($277.60 + $41.60) by credit card or E-check. However, L&I will not issue the license until the original required documents listed below have been received. You will need the following:
- Have your UBI number.
- Email address and phone number.
- Names, addresses and SSN (required by federal law) of all principals for the company.
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.
- Note: We now accept E-Check, a one time withdrawal from your checking account.
- Be prepared to mail or drop off at your local L&I office the required
documents described above.
Note: Fees are nonrefundable after license has been issued. Refund requests
must be made in writing to the department. Mail to the address listed below.
- Submit the following items together in a packet to L&I.
Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44460
Olympia WA 98504-4460
- You will also need an Industrial
Insurance Account, if you are going to hire employees.
- You must not have any outstanding, unpaid citations with L&I.
What L&I will do
Verify that the following information is on file with L&I:
- All necessary application information.
- Electrical/Telecommunication contractor bond or assignment of savings account.
- Notarized Change Assignment of Administrator/Master Certificate form.
Note: L&I will verify the company is properly registered with Washington state, Secretary of State's office (corporations, llc or llp structures) and Department of Revenue before a license will be issued.
L&I will notify you of the action taken on your application within 5 days after we receive the information listed above.