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Licensing Classifications 
Every person doing business in Memphis and Shelby County as a registered and/or licensed electrical installer (liability insurance required per Section 104.5.2) shall file with the building official a bond in the penal sum of $25,000 that has been issued by an incorporated insurance company authorized to do business in Shelby County (which has an office or agent located in Shelby County). For the purpose of the Joint Electrical Code, the classification of the various licenses of the electrical industry shall be as follows:

Section Classification 
Section Classification 
303 Electrical or specialist licensed electrical contractor    312.1 Commercial, industrial, and institutional electrical maintenance electrician
304 Certified electrical contractor   403 Journeyman: Electrician
305 Master electrician   403 Journeyman: Lineman
306 Specialist: Elevator installer   404 Apprentice electrician
307 Specialist: Industrial plant technician   405 Specialist: Electrical fixture installer
308 Specialist: Residential electrician (renewal only)   406 Specialist: Industrial maintenance electrician
309 Specialist: Supervising sign installer   407 Specialist: Journeyman sign installer
310 Specialist: Low-voltage and/or alarm contractor   408 Specialist: Apprentice sign installer
311 Memphis / Shelby County low-voltage licensed contractor      

Fees & Renewals
Licenses and registrations may be renewed on or before July 16, following their expiration date, without examination and upon payment of renewal fee. After July 16 and before October 1, a $12 late fee will be charged. After October 1, following an expiration date, all provisions for an original issuance of a license or registration may be applicable.

View all electrical licensing fees to ensure that you have paid all applicable fees and are properly certified to perform electrical work in Shelby County.

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