Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - South Dakota Electrical Commission

Licensing

Anyone doing electrical work in South Dakota must have an electrical license. To become an electrician and obtain a license, the first step is to complete an application to become an apprentice electrician.

After completing four years (for a total of 8,000 hours) as an apprentice working under an electrical contractor, you will be ready to write the journeyman's exam.

It will then take another two years as a journeyman (with a total of 4,000 hours of additional work under a contractor) to write the electrical contractor's exam.

If you are working in South Dakota, you must be registered or be licensed in order for your working time to count toward the hours required to take the exams.

Anyone who holds a license or registration with the State of South Dakota must have the required continuing education hours in order to renew his or her license or registration.


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184