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Electrical Inspection Agency License

The Electrical Inspection Agency license is required of any company providing third party electrical code enforcement services. This license must be renewed annually.


How to Apply

Apply online now via eCLIPSE or visit the Public Services Concourse of the Municipal Services Building.

Note: This application cannot be submitted until a license has been issued for the associated electrical inspector(s).  


Eligibility Requirements

Note: All insurance must be submitted on a Certificate of Liability.

  • Identification of Persons Associated with the Company
    • The names and addresses of all persons who have either a financial, operational, legal or beneficial interest in the agency business.
  • At least one of the named persons shall possess an Electrical Inspector’s license, issued by the Department for a period of no less than one year.
  • Proof of completion of at least 12 hours per year by the agency principals in continuing education course work must be provided.
  • Full resume of principals, demonstrating depth and breadth of experience, must be provided.
  • The names, Electrical Inspector license numbers, and experience of all inspectors.
  • Continuing Education Credits
    • Proof of completion at least twelve (12) hours of coursework in the current or later edition of NFPA 70 by agency principals.
  • The provider must be approved by the PA Department of Labor and Industry.
  • Courses must be completed within the twelve (12) month period preceding application.
  • Quality Control Program
  • Quality Control Plan must describe, at a minimum, organizational structure, initial and on-going training programs, and quality assurance program.
  • Rate Schedule
  • A complete rate schedule must be provided.

Renewal Requirements

  • Must be current on the payment of all City of Philadelphia taxes.
  • Proof of at least twelve (12) hours of coursework in NFPA 70 by agency principals and earned during the previous license period.


  • Initial Application
    • There is a non-refundable application filing fee of $200.00, which is not included in the License fee. The total license fee of $2,000.00 is due upon application approval.
  • License Renewal Application
    • $2,000.00

Payment Information

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.