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Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors

The Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors consists of five (5) members, all of whom are residents of the County.  Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County.  These members include one individual who represents an electric public utility company doing business in Washington County, two individuals that are duly licensed master electricians in Washington County, one individual service as a president or chief of a Washington County volunteer fire company and one individual appointed from the public at large.

The Board of Examiners & Supervisors adopts rules and regulations for the examinations of master electricians and for the placement, installation, and operation of electrical wires, appliances, apparatus or construction in, upon and about buildings in Washington County.  The Board reviews license applications, selects the examination questions and prepares the exam for all classes of licenses and conducts the examinations four times per year.  The Board may revoke or suspend, for proper cause, any license or license renewal after a full hearing of all parties in interest.

The Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Washington County Annex Building located at 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD  21742.   For specific hearing dates, see the Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors Schedule or the Departmental Monthly Meeting Schedule, visit the Division of Permits & Inspections at 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or call 240-313-2460.

Staff support to the Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors is Paula Cauffman. She can be reached at 240-313-2462 or by email.

If you would like to serve as a board member, please visit the Boards & Commissions Page to review the various boards and submit an application.

Board of Examiners & Supervisors Members

Member Category
Term Expires
Robert Kochera
President/Licensed Master Electrician
Charlie Shindle
Secretary/Volunteer Fire Co.
Steve Ryan
Electric Public Utility Company
Terry Molnar
Public at Large
Danny Sterling
Master Electrician

Meeting Dates

  • January 11, 2022
  • February 08, 2022
  • March 08, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 14, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • August 09, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • October 11, 2022
  • November 08, 2022
  • December 13, 2022

Electrical Examination Information

Electrical examinations are given each year in March, June, September and December.  Electrical License Examination Application must be completed and received by the Division of Permits & Inspections, on or before the first Monday of each month prior to the month of the specified examination date for review and approval by the Board of Examiners & Supervisors

  • March 2, 2022
  • June 1, 2022
  • September 7, 2022
  • December 7, 2022

PLEASE NOTE:  Incomplete applications may be rejected by the Board of Examiners & Supervisors.  Testing begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Division of Permits & Inspections, Washington County Annex Building, 747 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, Maryland.  For more information regarding the examination process, contact Paula Cauffman.  She can be reached at 240-313-2462 or email between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

Permits & Inspections

Washington County Administrative Annex

747 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: 240-313-2460
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 240-313-2461

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Permit Processing Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 am. – 3:00 p.m.

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