Procedure on How to Apply for an Electrician licence in Kenya ERC Electrician and Electrical Contractor Licence Online Application Guideline Requirements before commencing application Electricians Scanned copies of your: certificates, National ID/Passport and bank payment slip Contractors Scanned copies of: business registration certificate, PIN Certificate, bank payment slip, Local authority business permit, electrician licence, lease agreement/title deed and a copy of list of tools. Application Fees Class: C-2: 250/= C-1: 500/= B: 750/= A-1 & A-2: 1000/= Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank Account Name: Energy Regulatory Commission Account Number: 1107180198 Branch: Moi Avenue Electrician licence in Kenya
A person who desires to be licensed as an electrician shall make an application to the energy regulatory commission. This application may be made On-line at the commission’s website or in person at the energy regulatory commission offices.
For new users click on the “register” tab. For existing users login using your user name and password
Click “apply for a new licence”
For electricians select “individual” for contractors select “business/company”
Select the class of licence you wish to apply for.
Select the tab that corresponds to your academic qualifications
Enter your personal details and press save. Ensure that you enter your correct email address. Create a unique username and password.
Open your email, you will find a message from ERC. Open our portal through the link given in your inbox and fill in the rest of the details.
Fill in your work experience, academic qualifications, knowledge of rules, and other ERC licences that you may be having.
Choose “Nairobi” as the examination centre or an appropriate centre near by you.
Enter the details of your referees and press enter
Upload your scanned documents in their respective places and press next
Enter the transaction number indicated in the payment slip. The payment date is the date you deposited money to the bank.
Submit your application and print the application notification.
The licence is usually ready after a period of 30 days. Notification for collection will be made through email and text message. One is required to collect the licence in-person from the ERC offices. You are required to carry a proof of identity during collection.
Apply In-Person :
The applicant should visit the energy regulatory commission offices to make the application. The applicant will be given an application for Electrical Installation Licence (Form 1) to fill and submit. The form may also be downloaded online and filled before visiting the offices for submission. Forms
Fill in your personal details, which electrical licence class you wish to apply , work experience, academic qualifications, knowledge of rules and other ERC licences that you may be having
Take the applicant form to two independent referees who must have knowledge of the applicant ability very well, preferably in the trade. The refreezes are to sign against their names on the application form.
Pay application fees at any KCB Branch by cash deposit into the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Account No. 046245502138 ,KCB Milimani Branch Nairobi and bring the paying in slip to the ERC offices to facilitate the preparation of the licence
Attach copies of academics and technical certificates, copy of national ID/Passport, and bank payment slip to the duly filled application form1 and submit to the ERC offices for processing.
The licence is usually ready after a period of 30 days. Notification for collection will be made through text message. One is required to collect the licence in-person from the ERC offices. You are required to carry a proof of identity during collection.
Academic and technical certificates,
Bank payment slip
Electrical installation licence Held
Duly filled Application for Electrical Installation Licence (Form 1)
Office Locations & Contacts Electrician licence in Kenya
Electricity Department Energy Regulatory Commission Eagle Africa Centre, Longonot road, Upper hill. P. O. Box 42681, Nairobi 00100 Tel: +254 202 847 000 / +254 202 847 200 Tel. 1: +254 202 717 603 Website: ERC Website
On-line call support centre 0722-200947
Minimum Technical qualification for Class A-1 ; BSC in Electrical Engineering and Registered as Electrical Engineer by ERB
Minimum Technical qualification for Class A-2 ; Electrical Wireman Grade II and other equivalent certificate
Minimum Technical qualification for Class B ; Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Registered as Technician Engineer by ERB
Minimum Technical qualification for Class C-1 ; Higher National Diploma, BSC in Electrical Engineering and other equivalent Certificates
Minimum Technical qualification for Class C-2 ; Electrical Wiremen Grade I, Grade II or Grade III, Final Craft Certificate, Diploma in Electrical Engineering and other Equivalent Certificates.
Application for Electrical Installation LicenceForms
Processing takes 30 working days
National ID/Passport number
Academic and technical qualifications
Knowledge of rules and regulations
Physical and Postal Address of Applicant
Need for the Document
The electrician’s licence entitles the holder to carry out all types of electrical installation work in Kenya without supervision. A person shall not carry out any electrical installation work unless the person is licensed by the Commission as an electrician.
Information which might help
Different classes of licence :
Class C-2, to carry out electrical installation work for connection to a single phase supply at low voltage to up to two storey residential and commercial buildings not used as factories or places of public entertainment;
Class C-1, to carry out electrical installation work as in Class C-2, and for connection to a three phase supply at low voltage to up to four storey buildings not used as factories or places of public entertainment;
Class B, to carry out electrical installation work as in Class C-1, but without limitation as to number of storeys in the buildings and whether used as factories or places of public entertainment or otherwise, and for connection to supply metered at voltages not exceeding medium;
Class A-1, to carry out all kinds of electrical installation work;
Class A-2, to carry out work specialized electrical installation work
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