Electrical Contractor Guidelines & Requirements:

No contract, agreement, or undertaking with another for the installation of electrical wiring or the installation of electrical parts of other apparatus may be entered into by anyone not a master electrician or class B electrician.

This following pertains to individuals that may or may not already be licensed in North Dakota as a master electrician, and if it involves switching statuses:

CONTRACTING MASTER: (Engage in electrical contracting business in North Dakota)

  1. Call NDSEB (701-328-9522) to schedule your contractor orientation.

    1. Checklist of documentation to bring with you to orientation:

      1. Owners or a responsible representative and the contracting master electrician of the electrical company must attend.

      2. Orientation is held at NDSEB office in Bismarck which will include an administrative rules review.

        1. Certificate of Liability Insurance
        2. Application for Electrical Contracting Form
        3. E-Cert Application Form
        4. $50 annual license fee (cash/check/money order or credit card) - unless already licensed as a non-contracting master in North Dakota.


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NON-CONTRACTING MASTER: (No electrical contracting in North Dakota)

  1. Checklist of documentation to submit:

    1. Exemption Form

    2. $50 annual license fee (cash/check/money order or credit card) - unless already licensed as a contracting master in North Dakota.

Downloadable/Fillable Forms:

Contractor's License:

Master and class B electricians. A master or class B electrician may exercise that person’s privileges as a licensed master or class B for no more than one shop or business, and shall comply with provisions as required for contracting with the Secretary of State’s office as stated in North Dakota Century Code chapter 43-07.

Insurance Notice:

The North Dakota State Electrical Board requires a Certificate of Liability Insurance be filed with our office. It is also required that the contracting Master or Class B notify their insurance company that the N.D. State Electrical Board be placed as a Certificate Holder and sent a copy of the renewal Certificate and if the policy is cancelled.

Insurance Requirements:

All contracting Master or Class B electricians are required to be covered by general liability insurance in the amount of $500,000 for Masters and $250,000 for Class B and shall contain endorsement for:

A.  Comprehensive Form:
B.  Premises – Operations;
C.  Products/Completed Operations.