Oregon to Washington Reciprocation
If you have an Oregon General Journeyman License you may reciprocate to Washington to acquire your Washington Certificate.
The following is from the Washington L&I website:
“Washington reciprocal certificates are generally available to those electricians who obtained their Oregon general journeyman electrician (J) licenses after completing 8,000-hour Apprenticeships requiring at least 576 classroom hours of education and passing Oregon exams. Anyone having an Oregon General Supervising Electrician (S) license obtained by Oregon examination is also eligible.
If this describes you, and you have never held a Washington (01) general journey level electrician certificate before, or failed to pass an exam for one in the last two years, and you are not otherwise disqualified by conditions in WAC 296-46B-942(20), you are likely eligible.”
To apply, submit an Application for a Reciprocal 01 General Journey Level Electrician Certificate (F500-148-000).
Here is the link: https://lni.wa.gov/forms-publications/F500-148-000.pdf
No waiting periods apply. Oregon license holders can apply any time after they receive their Oregon license.
For licensing verification from Oregon, submit Part C of the Washington reciprocal application to Oregon as follows:
Department of Consumer and Business Services Building Codes Division
PO Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309
By fax: 503-378-2322
Oregon charges no fee to process verification requests. Once completed, the original form will be returned by mail if you do not provide instructions requesting it be returned by fax and a fax number to send it to. Please direct questions about Oregon licensing verification to: