Nevada Electrical Contractor (C-2)

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Nevada Electrical Contractor (C-2)
Steps to Success

1. Register and pass your State Exams.
2. Submit affidavit form,licensing fee, and application to the State.

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About this License

A person who has a license designated classification C-2 may install any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatuses, raceways and conduits.

Requirements to Obtaining your License

  • To qualify to become a licensed contractor you must have the experience and skills necessary to manage the daily activities of a construction business, including field supervision. Or, you must be represented by someone else with the necessary experience and skills, who serves as your qualifying individual.
  • You must have at least four years of experience to qualify. Credit for experience is given only for experience at a journeyman level or as a foreman, supervising employee or contractor. 
  • The contractor or other person who will act as the qualifying individual must have had, within the ten years immediately before the filing of the application, at least four full years of experience at a journeyman level, or as a foreman, supervisor, or contractor in the classification for which you are applying.
  • You must submit a current financial statement (statement) with the application.
  • Each contractor's license issued in the State of Nevada requires a license bond. The Nevada State Contractors Board determines the amount of the bond at the time of license approval.  The bond can vary in amount from $1,000 to $500,000. When determining the amount of bond required, the Board will consider the type of license requested, monetary limit granted, past, present or future financial responsibility, experience, and character of the applicant.

Exam Review, Training, Education

As of this time, we do not offer review for this program.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted.

  • 2011 NEC
  • NFPA 72

The following reference materials are NOT allowed in the examination.

  • Ugly's Electrical Reference
  • OSHA
  • National Electrical Safety Code
  • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook

Exam Details

  • The testing company is PSI (1-800-733-9267)
  • 80 questions and 4 hour time limit
  • 70% is required to pass the exam
  • Topics on the exam include general electrical knowledge, service, feeders, and branch circuits, grounding and bonding, conductors and cables, raceways and boxes, special occupancies and equipment, electrical power, motors, low voltage, lighting, illuminated signs, fire detection and alarm systems, safety information, transmission lines and over current protection.

Continuing Education

As of this time, there is no continuing education for this license.

Applying to Get Your License

Obtain an Application for a Contractor’s License from any office of the Nevada State Contractors Board or by telephone from the Nevada State Contractors Board’s 24-hour automated public information line at (775) 688-1141 or (702) 486-1100, or via the Nevada State Contractors Board Web site, www.nscb.state.nv.us. Submit the application, the application processing fee ($300), and all required documents to either office the Nevada State Contractors Board.

Reciprocity Agreement

There are some limited agreements with Arizona, California, and Utah. This applies to trade examinations only. Contact the Nevada State Contractors Board for more information.