How to Find Out if an Electrician is Licensed.

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 A Guide to Finding a Licensed Electrician in Kentucky


Regarding electrical work in your home or business, safety should always be your top priority. Electrical projects are complex and potentially dangerous if not handled correctly. Hiring a licensed electrician ensures your electrical work is completed safely and up to code. Finding a licensed electrician in Kentucky is relatively straightforward, but knowing what to look for and how to verify their credentials is essential.


  1. Understanding Licensing Levels:


In Kentucky, electricians are typically classified into three levels of licensure:


Apprentice Electrician: These individuals are in the early stages of their training and must work under the supervision of a licensed electrician or master electrician.


Journeyman Electrician: Journeyman electricians have completed their training and passed an exam. They can work on electrical projects without direct supervision but are not authorized to operate as independent contractors.


Master Electrician: A master electrician is the highest level of licensure in Kentucky. To become a master electrician, one must have several years of experience as a journeyman and pass an advanced licensing exam.

Master electricians are qualified to design, install, and oversee electrical projects independently.

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  1. Verify the Electrician's License:


Before hiring an electrician in Kentucky, verifying their license is crucial to ensure it is current and valid. You can do this through the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC). Here's how:


  1. Visit the HBC Website: Start by visiting the official website of the Kentucky HBC ( This website is valuable for finding licensed electricians and verifying their credentials.


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  1. License Search: Look for a section on the website that allows you to search for licensed professionals. In this case, you'll be searching for licensed electricians.


Premier Electric Master Electrician License is ME12582 


  1. Enter Information: Enter the electrician's name, license number, or other relevant details into the search tool. Make sure the information is accurate.


  1. Verify the License: Once you've entered the information, the search tool should provide the electrician's license status. Ensure their license is current and in good standing.

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  1. Ask for References and Reviews:


In addition to verifying their license, it's a good idea to ask for references and read online reviews. Contact previous clients to inquire about their experiences with the electrician. This will give you a better understanding of their work quality and professionalism.

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  1. Insurance and Bonding:


Aside from licensing, ensure that the electrician has liability insurance and is bonded. This will protect you in case of accidents or damage during the electrical project.


  1. Get Multiple Quotes:


Don't settle for the first electrician you find. Get quotes from multiple licensed electricians to compare pricing and services. This will help you make an informed decision.

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  1. Check for Additional Certifications:


While a state license is essential, some electricians may also have additional certifications from professional organizations. These certifications can testify to their expertise and commitment to the industry.


In conclusion, finding a licensed electrician in Kentucky is crucial in ensuring your electrical projects' safety and quality. Understanding the different levels of licensure, verifying an electrician's license through the Kentucky HBC, and conducting thorough research will help you make an informed choice.

By taking these steps, you can have confidence that your electrical work will be performed by a qualified and experienced professional, ultimately ensuring the safety of your home or business.

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Tom Baynum

Tom is the owner of Premiere Electric. He is a Master Electrician and started in the electrical field in 1987 and started his own business January 1990. His hobbies include coaching girls fastpitch softball for the last 27 years and coaching at Bishop Brossart High School since 2004. He has 4 grand kids now and loves helping them in sports & watching them compete.