• Electrician Certification Program

  • Delmarva Power offers a program to certify master licensed electricians to remove and reinstall electric meters. This program is part of our commitment to improving the customer experience and making it easier for you to perform work on customer equipment. To become certified you will be required to sign an agreement that outlines terms and conditions for removing meters. Signing the agreement also relieves Delmarva Power of any liability in case of injury or damage associated with disconnecting and reconnecting meters. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with you so that you can more effectively and efficiently plan your work, and allow us to continue providing safe and reliability electric service.

    Here are answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program that you may find helpful.

    How can I become certified?

    You are required to have a master electrician license and must sign and return the agreement for the state in which you are licensed. Both MD and DE agreements are available by clicking one of the links below.

    State of Maryland Electric Meter Removal Agreement

    State of Delaware Electric Meter Removal Agreement

    You can also contact one of the offices below to request a copy. Please sign the agreement and return using one of the following methods:

    Delmarva Power (Christiana District)

    Distribution Engineering Department
    PO Box 9239
    Newark, DE 19714-9239
    Phone: 302-454-4426
    Fax: 302-454-4094
    Email: ChristianaElectricianLine@delmarva.com

    Delmarva Power (North East District)

    North East Commerce Center
    2 Center Drive
    North East, MD 21901
    Phone: 401-287-7151
    Fax: 401-287-7149
    Email: northeastelectricianline@delmarva.com

    Delmarva Power (Centreville District)

    PO Box 159
    2600 Centreville Road
    Centreville, MD 21617
    Phone: 410-758-4151
    Fax: 410-758-4140
    Email: salisburyelectricianline@delmarva.com

    Delmarva Power (Salisbury District)

    Engineering Department 29SC44
    2530 North Salisbury Boulevard
    Salisbury, MD 21801
    Fax: 410-860-6077
    Email: salisburyelectricianline@delmarva.com

    Delmarva Power (Millsboro District)

    Engineering Department
    700 East Dupont Highway
    Millsboro, DE 19966
    Fax: 302-934-3306
    Email: salisburyelectricianline@delmarva.com


    Electricians are certified for three years from the date of the signed agreement.†

    †Delmarva Power reserves the right to withdraw certification at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion.

    What types of meters are certified electricians allowed to remove in this program?

    As a certified electrician, you will be allowed to remove non-bolt in meters only. In addition, only one meter will be authorized to be pulled at multi-unit dwellings/apartment complexes or commercial multi-metered complexes.  For all other meter types or to remove multiple meters, you must follow normal procedures for completing the work, which includes contacting us to remove the meter(s). There are no changes to the electrical inspection requirements with this program.

    Do I have to inform Delmarva Power that I am removing a meter?

    Yes, you must still contact our Distribution Engineering Department (Monday - Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM) to notify us of the meter removal and reinstall dates (if different). If those dates change, you are required to contact us again with updated information.


    You must notify the company at least 48 hours in advance.

    What if there is a barrel lock on the meter?

    Delmarva Power will remove the barrel lock before the scheduled meter removal date.

    What are the next steps once the meter is reinstalled?

    Once the meter is reinstalled, we will inspect and reseal the meter for safety and theft precautions.

    What is the appropriate procedure for electricians that are not certified?

    Electricians who are not certified must contact Distribution Engineering to schedule an appointment for us to remove the meter. Please contact us if you have additional questions or would like more information on how to become a certified electrician. For after hour emergencies, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-375-7117.