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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 80 W Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, MD  21740.   For specific hearing dates, see the Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors Schedule or the Departmental Monthly Meeting Schedule, visit the Division of Plan Review & Permitting at 80 W Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or call 240-313-2460.

Staff support to the Electrical Board of Examiners & Supervisors is Katie Rathvon.  She can be reached at 240-313-2464 or email Katie.

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
Terry Molnar
Public at Large
Charlie Shindle
Volunteer Fire Co.
Danny Sterling
Master Electrician
Steve Ryan
City Light Department
Robert Kochera
Master Electrician

Meeting Dates

  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • June 09, 2020
  • July 14, 2020
  • August 11, 2020
  • September 08, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • November 10, 2020
  • December 08, 2020

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 Plan Review & Permitting, 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 6, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • December 4, 2019

PLEASE NOTE:  Incomplete applications may be rejected by the Board of Examiners & Supervisors.  Testing begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Division of Plan Review & Permitting, Washington County Annex Building, 80 W. Baltimore Street, Hagerstown, Maryland.  For more information regarding the examination process, contact Katie Rathvon.  She can be reached at 240-313-2464 or email Katie between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Monday through Friday.

Washington County Administrative Annex

80 West Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 240-313-2460
Fax: 240-313-2461
TTY users: MD Relay 711

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.

Same Day Permit Hours:
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Appointment Scheduling Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Note: No appointments between 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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