Conditions for obtainingelectricity license
 
 
     
 

 Conditions for obtainingelectricity license

 
 
 

Eligibility conditions for electricity license

​An electricity licence is granted to graduates of studies in electricity in the State of Israel and/or abroad according to two main criteria:
The level of studies in electricity / education – graduates of supply systems studies.

  • Technicians/practical engineers/engineers – mandatory registration in the professional register before filing the application to obtain an electricity license.
  • Appropriate and proven experience in electricity (seniority) – in accordance with the license applied for.
 

Eligibility conditions for graduates of electricity studies abroad

​The Director Responsible for Granting Licenses for Electrical Works examines whether there is conformity / overlap between:  the level of studies in electricity / education and proven and appropriate experience abroad and the level of studies required according to the Electricity Regulations in Israel.
Emphasis is placed on the grades sheet of the electricity subjects studied abroad.

UPGRADING LICENSE ACCORDING TO SENIORITY ABROAD
After the application has been filed, the license obtained, the fee paid and performance of electricity works in Israel has commenced – it will be possible to file a new application to obtain a license of a higher rank (upgrade.

 

On the basis of proof of proven seniority in the performance of electricity works –

  • 2/3 of the seniority period required in the Electricity Regulations as accumulated abroad
  • 1/3 of the seniority period required in the Electricity Regulations as accumulated in Israel

An application to upgrade a license on the basis of seniority accumulated abroad may be filed only once!

 

Criteria for obtaining an electricity license

TYPE OF CERTIFICATE REQUIRED​ TYPE OF LICENSE​ PROVEN EXPERIENCE​ EXAMS​ NOTES​
A certificate testifying as to the completion of a professional training course in electricity held by  the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision​ Assistant ​- ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Adults
Practical/Qualified course
​A completion certificate from the Ministry of Education in the Electricity stream specializing in power systems ​​Assistant -​ ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Youth
​A professional certificate in electricity awarded pursuant to the Apprentices Law 5713-1953 ​​Assistant -​ ​Has successfully passed the final examinations
​Graduate of an industrial school in the Electricity stream approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy Assistant -​ ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Industrial Youth
​Completion certificate / technician diploma in professions affiliated to Electricity (power systems) ​​Assistant -​ ​As at the present date and subject to the satisfaction of the Director for Granting License for Electrical Works
​Completion certificate / practical engineer diploma in professions affiliated to Electricity (power systems) ​​Assistant -​ ​As at the present date and subject to the satisfaction of the Director for Granting License for Electrical Works
​Engineer diploma in professions affiliated to Electricity (power systems) ​​Assistant -​ ​As at the present date, the application will be examined by the Director for Granting License for Electrical Works  in accordance with the grades sheet

 

 

​TYPE OF CERTIFICATE REQUIRED ​TYPE OF LICENSE​ ​PROVEN EXPERIENCE ​EXAMS​ ​NOTES​
​Completion certificate / technician electrician diploma ​Practical ​One year or two years as an assistant -electrician
(In accordance with the level of studies, see note)
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​- ​* Youth
* Level of studies prescribed according to the conversion table published
on the website [Hebrew]
​Completion certificate from the Ministry of Education in the Electricity stream in the specializing in power systems track Practical ​One year as an assistant –electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Adults
​Completion certificate of completion of qualified electricity course held by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​Practical

​Three years as an assistant –electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website

Press here

​-
​A professional certificate in electricity awarded pursuant to the Apprentices Law 5713-1953 Practical ​One year as an assistant –electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
 
​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Industrial Youth
​Graduate of an industrial school in the Electricity stream approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision Practical ​Two years as an assistant –electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here

​Has successfully passed the final examinations
​Completion certificate of completion of practical electrician course approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​Practical ​Five years under the supervision of a mentor electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion
​Completion certificate of completion of qualified electrician course approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision Practical ​Four years under the supervision of a mentor electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion
​Has successfully passed the examinations for obtaining a practical electrician's license held by the Examinations Unit of the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​Practical ​Six years under the supervision of a mentor electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion
​Has successfully passed the examinations for obtaining a qualified electrician's license held by the Examinations Unit of the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision Practical ​Six years under the supervision of a mentor electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion

 

 

​TYPE OF CERTIFICATE REQUIRED ​TYPE OF LICENSE ​PROVEN EXPERIENCE ​EXAMS​ NOTES​​
Completion certificate / diploma of studies at a school for practical engineers in the Electricity stream Qualified ​- ​Has successfully passed the government final examinations of the Government Technical Training Institute / the Ministry of Education
​Completion certificate / diploma of studies at a school for technicians in the Electricity stream
Registration in the register of technicians as an electrical technician
​​Qualified ​One year as a practical electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here

​-
​Completion certificate from the Ministry of Education of completion of 12 years in the Electricity stream in the specializing in power systems track ​​Qualified ​Two years as a practical electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
​- ​* Youth
* Level of studies prescribed according to the conversion table published
on the website [Hebrew]
​Completion certificate of completion of qualified electrician course approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​​Qualified ​Two years as a practical electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Adults
​Completion certificate from the Ministry of Education of completion of 12 years at an industrial school in the Electricity stream approved by the Division ​​Qualified ​Two years as a practical electrician or three years as an assistant electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here

​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Industrial Youth
​Completion certificate of completion of qualified electrician course approved by the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​​Qualified ​Five years under the supervision of a mentor electrician and one year as a practical electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion
​Has successfully passed the examinations for a qualified electrician held by the Examinations Unit of the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision ​​Qualified ​Seven years under the supervision of a mentor electrician ​Has successfully passed the final examinations ​Presently there is no training for this criterion
 

 

TYPE OF CERTIFICATE REQUIRED​ TYPE OF LICENSE​ PROVEN EXPERIENCE​ EXAMS​ NOTES​
​An engineer electrician registered in the Register of Engineers in the Electricity Section Chief ​- ​-
​A practical  engineer electrician registered in the Register of Practical Engineers in the Electricity Section Chief One year as a qualified electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
​-
​An electrician technician registered in the Register of Technicians in the Electricity Section ​Chief ​Two years out of which one year as a qualified electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here
​-
​Completion certificate of completion of chief electrician course approved by  the Professional Training Division at the Ministry of Economy or under its supervision Chief ​Two years as a qualified electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
Press here

​Has successfully passed the final examinations
​An electrician technician registered in the Register of Technicians in the Electricity Section Technician Electrician ​Two years as a chief electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​*A professional talk with the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Criteria and professional matters in the talk
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​An practical engineer electrician registered in the Register of Technicians in the Electricity Section Practical Engineer Electrician ​Two years as a chief electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​*A professional talk with the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Criteria and professional matters in the talk
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​Strong flow electrical engineer who is registered in the Electricity Division in the Register of Engineers Electrical engineer ​Two years employment in strong flow electrical engineering / power systems
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​* A professional interview before the advisory committee to the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Criteria and professional matters in the talk committee
Press here
 

 

​​TYPE OF CERTIFICATE TYPE OF LICENSE​​ TYPE OF LICENSE​​ EXAMS​ ​NOTES​
Recommended to undergo inspector course before filing an application to obtain a license​ ​Inspector Electrician Class 1 ​5 years as a technician electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​* A professional interview before the advisory committee to the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Demonstration of great and thorough knowledge in the following subjects:
1. Methods and equipment for examining electricity systems.
2. Earths and protective measures against electricity.
3. Protection in electricity systems.
4. It is recommended to show at least 10 inspections made accompanied by a Class 1 and higher licensing inspector.
​Recommended to undergo inspector course before filing an application to obtain a license ​Inspector Electrician Class 2 ​5 years as a practical engineer electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​* A professional interview before the advisory committee to the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Demonstration of great and thorough knowledge in the following subjects:
1. Methods and equipment for examining electricity systems.
2. Earths and protective measures against electricity.
3. Protection in electricity systems.
4. It is recommended to show at least 10 inspections made accompanied by a Class 2 and higher licensing inspector
​Recommended to undergo inspector course before filing an application to obtain a license ​Inspector Electrician Class 3 ​2 years as an engineer electrician
* See proof of experience as specified on the website
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​* A professional interview before the advisory committee to the Director for Granting Electricity Licenses ​Demonstration of great and thorough knowledge in the following subjects:
1. Methods and equipment for examining electricity systems.
2. Earths and protective measures against electricity.
3. Protection in electricity systems.
4. It is recommended to show at least 10 inspections made accompanied by a Class 3 and higher licensing inspector out of which 2 inspections at high voltage.
 

 

​TYPE OF CERTIFICATE TYPE OF LICENSE​ TYPE OF LICENSE​ EXAMS​ ​NOTES​
​Completion certificate of completion of service electrician course approved by  the Professional Training Division or under its supervision in one of the fields of expertise prescribed in the Regulations ​Service electrician ​The holder of a service electrician license may perform works within the field of expertise mentioned in the license for example:  cooling and air conditioning systems, buildings maintenance.
​Completion certificate of completion of classified course approved by  the Professional Training Division or under its supervision ​Classified electrician for place of work / factories for particular work ​* The holder of a classified electrician license may perform electricity works on the basis of a particular type of electricity works in a factory or company in accordance with the requirements of the specific facility at the factory / company

* Attach recommendations from the factory's electrical engineer

* Attach a completion certificate from a classified course
​Completion certificate of completion of classified high voltage course approved by  the Professional Training Division or under its supervision ​High voltage classified electrician ​* First aid course – mandatory to be held by the competent body therefor and that has been approved by the Ministry of Health

* Attach completion certificate from a high voltage classified course

* Attach a certificate from the factory's electrical engineer who trained the applicant and found him to be fit to operate the high voltage facility

* A sketch of the facility and its designation
 
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