Obtaining an electricity license
 
 
     
 

 Obtaining an electricity license

 
 

All the aforesaid is correct as at January 2015 and valid until the publication of an Order pursuant to Section 6 (d) (1) of the Electricity Law.  The Order has not yet been published.

 

 

Details of the service

​There are various types of licenses for the performance of electrical works that are appropriate for the various classes of electrical works.  Every electricity license expressly notes the powers of the electrician holding the license.  The performance of electrical works and planning shall be carried out by an electricity license holder in accordance with the size of the facility.

A person wishing to obtain a license for the performance of electrical works must comply with the Conditions for Obtaining an Electricity License.


To obtain information about work on electrical facilities you should apply to the Ministry of National Infrastructures Energy and Water.

 

 

How to obtain the service

​The procedure for obtaining a license for electrical works comprises several stages:
1. Filing an application for a license
2. Examining eligibility for a license by the Director Responsible for Granting Licenses
3. A committee or professional talk – for an applicant for an inspector/engineer/practical engineer/technician-electrician license
4. Payment of the fee and grant of the license

 

1. Filing application for a license

​Filing an application to obtain a license for the performance of electrical works is made solely through an online form at the Internet site. Updated particulars should be completed on the form: e-mail address, Identity Number, mobile and other telephone numbers, and a copy of the identity card and documents testifying as to education in electricity, and experience and seniority in the performance of electrical works.
 
After pressing the SEND key, the application number will appear. You should save this number for further clarifications.
When the application has been inputted, you will be sent an e-mail that your application has been inputted. There is the possibility of receiving confirmation application has been inputted by SMS to your mobile, via marking the appropriate box in the application form itself.
 
 

2. Examining eligibility for a license

The application is examined by the Electricians Licensing Unit. If the Director Responsible for Granting Licenses for Electrical Works approves the application, you will be sent an e-mail confirming this.

In cases where additional documents are required to be filed - you will be sent an e-mail to the address you entered in the application form.
You should scan the missing documents into the e-mail you received in this matter, and sent it to us.

APPLICATION FOR RE-EXAMINATION AND APPEALS
If the Director Responsible for Granting Licenses for Electrical Works rejects the application, you will be sent an e-mail setting out the grounds for the rejection of the application.  For further information about appeals and applications for re-examination.

DURATION OF HANDLING THE APPLICATION
The response time to the application to obtain a license is 60 days from the date the application is filed.
The time for supplementing missing documents by the applicant – not included within the framework of the 60 days.

 

3. Committee or professional talk

For an applicant for an inspector/engineer/practical engineer/technician-electrician license – the license is conditional upon attending a committee or a professional talk a summons to which will be sent to the e-mail address you entered in the application form.
Criteria of the Committee / Professional Talk for Obtaining an Electricity License
 

4. Payment of fee and grant of license

The license fee should be paid by one of the following methods:  the Postal Bank or the Government Payments Service.
After the fee has been paid, the license will be sent by mail to the address as recorded in the Ministry of the Interior's Population Registry.


For Payment of the License Fee
Fee Sums According to Type of License


At the instruction of the State Revenue Division at the Ministry of Finance – due to the drop in the Index there is no change in the electricity license fees tariff for 2015.

 

The documents required for receiving the service

  • ​Photocopy of identify card or passport
  • Completion certificate /diploma
    You should note the name of the education institution
  • Grades sheet
    You should note the date of starting and completing the studies
  • A translation into Hebrew of the grades sheet + diploma signed by a notary
  • Engineers, practical engineers and technicians are required, in addition to the above-mentioned documents, to attach a certificate of registration in the Register of Engineers/Practical Engineers/Technicians in Israel. The date of registration and the certificate number should appear in the certificate.
  • Confirmation of seniority signed by an electrician. For further information about proof of experience/seniority in the performance of electrical works
  • Work log if any

TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
Documents that are not written in Hebrew should be filed together with a translation into Hebrew of the document signed by a notary.

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