Electrical Contractor Guidelines & Requirements:


A contract, agreement, or undertaking with another person for the installation of electrical wiring or power limited wiring or the installation of electrical or power limited system parts of other apparatus may not be entered by anyone other than a master electrician or power limited electrician.  A class B electrician may not enter a contract, undertaking, or agreement for the installation of electrical wiring except for; farmstead electrical wiring or residential electrical wiring in one or two family dwellings located in a city with a population of two thousand five hundred or fewer.

A master, class B, or power limited electrician may exercise that individual's privileges as a licensed master, class B, or power limited electrician 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.


Upon becoming a master, class B, or power limited electrician (through exam, reciprocity or status change), these steps will need to be followed:


** Contracting Master, Class B or Power Limited Electrician: (Engage in electrical contracting business in North Dakota).

** Master or Power Limited Electrician of Record: (Not allowed to work on other property other than property owned or leased by the organization).


1. Contact North Dakota Secretary of State (701-328-2900) and file any proper paperwork (includes registration of business AND licensure of business as a contractor).


2. Once you have received your official business registration and business contractor license, please send the following to the NDSEB:


    a. Application for Electrical Contracting (Available under Forms or below).

    b. E-Cert Application (Available under Forms or below).

    c. Certificate of Liability Insurance.

    d. Annual License Fee ($50.00 - Master/Power Limited; $40.00 - Class B).  

        ** Only if a new license is being issued -- not applicable if you already have a license in North Dakota.


Upon receipt, contractor orientation will commence, which will include an administrative rule session and telephonic information session. Participants include the contracting/of record electrician and, if applicable, the owner or its representative of the business (the person that signs the Application for Electrical Contracting). The orientation provides valuable information and to help understand what the NDSEB expects.


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** Non-Contracting Master or Power Limited Electrician: (No electrical contracting in North Dakota).


1.  Checklist of documentation to submit:


      a. Application for Exemption to Contractor’s License (Available under Forms or below)

      b. Annual License Fee ($50.00 - Master/Power Limited).  

        ** Only if a new license is being issued - not applicable if you already have a license in North Dakota.


Downloadable/Fillable Forms


Insurance Notice

If a licensee is acting as a contractor, that licensee shall submit to the board evidence of the existence of public liability insurance with a licensed insurance carrier, with policy limits of at least five hundred thousand dollars.