The Board of Electrical Examiners consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Detroit. Duties of the Board include: prescribing license application forms, examining applicants for license, prepare, review, and approve examinations for electrical licensing, conduct hearings to determine if licensees have complied with the provisions of applicable administrative rules and to promulgate any other administrative regulations necessary to make the provisions of the Michigan State Electrical Code effective.


The Board of Electrical Examiners operational authority is established by Section 406.0 of the City of Detroit’s Ordinance 604-H. The duties of these nine (9) mayoral appointees have been developed to ensure that electrical, electronic, and fire safety installations are safe and effective for the citizens of Detroit.

The Board of Electrical Examiners works closely with the Electrical Inspection Division and promulgates code information to the Licensees of the Electrical Division of the Buildings, Safety Engineering & Environmental Department of the City of Detroit. Members of the Board pledge to the citizens of Detroit our continued effort to see that they have the safe and wonderful functionality of electricity.


Effective December 1, 2016: Renewal of your 2017 Electrical License(s) must be accompanied along with a Certificate of Completion from an approved instructional course for the 2014 National Electrical Code. Please see here for Certificate requirements. 

Do you have a question/concern not covered under the FAQs?
Please contact the Board Secretary.