Hawaii Electrician Journeyman License | Start Your Professional Journey 

Hawaii Electrician Journeyman License

Did you know that with a Hawaii electrician journeyman license you can earn an hourly wage of $40 per hour? This translates to an annual salary of $57,500 a year. As a journeyman electrician, you are only three steps away from becoming an independent contractor with the power to bid for multi-million dollar contracts.

Hawaii Electrician Journeyman License 

The following steps will make you a licensed Journeyman:

  • Enrolling in a Technical School 
  • Enrolling in an apprenticeship program 
  • Sitting for a Journeyman Exam 

Enrolling in a Technical School 

The first step to getting a Hawaii Electrician Journeyman License is by enrolling in a technical college and earning a certificate of completion in Electrical Installation and Maintenance Technology {EIMT}. There are only seven licensed community colleges in Hawaii that are accredited to offer this course. 

One advantage of earning a certificate in Electrical Installation and Maintenance technology is that it makes it easy to get entry-level positions in electrical companies and appliance shops. 

Enrolling in an Apprenticeship Program 

After you gained the required certificate you should then enroll in an apprenticeship program through the Hawaii Electricians Training Fund {HETF}. To enroll in an apprenticeship program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma 
  • Be a US citizen 
  • Complete an oral interview 
  • Pass an aptitude test 
  • Be at least 18 years old 
Hawaii Electrician Journeyman License

Sitting for a Journeyman Exam 

To get a Hawaii electrician journeyman license, you will have to submit an application to the Board of Electricians and Plumbers.  According to the board, a journey worker electrician will only qualify for the exam if they meet the following qualifications: 

  • Have work experience of 10,000 hours in commercial and residential wiring 
  • Have completed 240 hours of coursework 
  • Have 5 years of work experience 

If the board approves your application, you will be invited to sit for a journeyman license exam, a journey worker industrial electrician exam or a specialty electrician exam. These exams will have 70 questions with a 70% pass mark. Expect to be evaluated in the following topics: 

  • Safety 
  • Equipment of General Use 
  • Bonding 
  • Grounding 
  • Cables and Conductors 
  • Branch circuits  
  • Services and Feeder 
  • General electric Knowledge 
  • Raceways and Enclosures 

If you get your Hawaii electrician journeyman license make sure to continue with your continuing education requirements if you plan to renew it.

Industrial Electrician Dusten Huebner

Return to the Electrician Information Resource homepage to explore more topics.