(Q7) What is the difference between a licensed electrician and an unlicensed electrician?
Unlicensed electricians are not regulated by the state board of contractors. It is illegal for them to provide labor and materials in excess of $500 per project. They are not subject to laws designed to protect consumers and do not have insurance, exposing consumers to considerable financial risk. Also, most home owner’s insurance policies do not cover damagers associated with unlicensed contractors.
Licensed electricians are regulated by the Connecticut Contractors State License Board, which assures consumers that they have met the following requirements:
1. Four years of verifiable experience at the journeyman or foreman level.
2. Passing score on the Law and Business Examination.
3. Passing score on the Electrical License Examination.