North American Electricians in Israel
From the offices of the AACI
Many North American electricians come to Israel wanting to continue to work in their profession. This article will help them get started.
This information was last updated April 2006
Electricians who wish to work in their profession in Israel must obtain a
license from the Unit for Licensing of Electricians in the Ministry of
After receiving the oleh's documents, the Unit for Licensing of Electricians will send out a set of forms in Hebrew which are to be completed and returned. A committee will then review the oleh's file and decide which courses and/or tests the oleh will have to take and how long the oleh will have to work in Israel in order to obtain the type of electrician's license the oleh has requested.
All olim will be required to take courses and work in Israel before being awarded a license as a certified electrician (chashmalai mousmach). The length of time that the oleh will be required to work will depend on the extent of his previous work experience.
If an oleh has worked independently it is recommended that he prepares a list of approved jobs and proposals and have a declaration from a notarized public regarding his work experience as well as a letter of recommendation.
It is beneficial for an oleh electrician to possess the following when applying for an Israeli license:
An oleh with no work experience or educational background as an electrician,
is required to take a certified electrician course in Israel approved by the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor and work for three years in order to be
recognized as a certified electrician.
Unit for Licensing of Electricians
Unit for Registration of Engineers and Architects
For information regarding offices in other cities, call telephone no. listed above.
The Association of Americans and Canadians In Israel (AACI), a not for
profit, tax exempt, volunteer and apolitical Zionist organization, was
established in 1951. For 50 years AACI has, and continues with distinction, to
fulfill it's mission. It encourages Aliyah; assists persons making Aliyah to
adjust into Israeli life; provides a comprehensive set of services for newcomers
and veteran residents; makes a positive contribution to Israel by participating
in activities which enhance the quality of life; and continues to be a strong
advocate for those issues affecting Olim.