State requirements for Electrical Continuing Education

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2014 03:28PM PDT
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To determine if a course you'd like to take is approved in other states where you have a license, check the other states for a course with the same name. Please be aware that the number of credits for a course may vary in different states.The number of credits for each state is given on the course's Detail page.

You can also see which states have approved a particular course by clicking the name of the course then checking that course's Detail page. It shows the states approved, number of credits, and whether we report to a particular state. For example:

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ALABAMA

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Alabama Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Licensed electrical contractors and provisional electrical contractors will be required to obtain 14 continuing education hours during a two year period. This period will begin January 1, 2013. You will be able to renew your licenses for the 2013 and 2014 years without having to submit proof of the 14 hours. The Board voted to allow a full 24 months ending December 31, 2014 for you to obtain and submit the required 14 hours of continuing education. In other words, you must have submitted your continuing education hours in order to renew your license for the 2015 licensing period.
 

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ALASKA

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Alaska Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Journeyman - 16 hours every 2 years, at least 8 based on current codes; no more than 8 hours may be industry related. All 16 hours can be on the National Electric Code (NEC).

Administrators - 8 hours per category type based on current NEC every 2 years

 

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ARKANSAS

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Arkansas Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

All Master and Journeyman Electricians must complete 8 hours of CEU on the NEC every code cycle. License holders MUST have completed the 2008 Code Update (from any provider) before he/she can use any 2011 Code Update for credit.

 

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CALIFORNIA

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California Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Electricians that work for State Contractors are required to take 32 hours of electrical continuing education every 3 years in order to renew their certificates.

The California DAS website states the following:

Who may offer continuing education?

  1. Community colleges, public school districts, public educational institutions; or, such as the Electrician Trainee Schools who are approved with a CA public educational institution through the Electrician Certification Curriculum Committee
  2. Any Federal or State apprenticeship programs - See DAS website
  3. Electrician Trainee Schools
  4. A state-licensed private post-secondary institution under contract with a public educational institution


Our courses in California were written by the NJATC (a federal apprenticeship program). BlueVolt simply provides the software to deliver them online.

You can find your renewal form here: http://www.dir.ca.gov/das/ElectricalCertificationFormRenewal.pdf
When you are filling out your renewal application, you should print "NJATC University" for the name of the school and "Online" for city.

 

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COLORADO
 
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Colorado Electrical PDU Requirements:

Continuing competency will begin to be required for renewals after 1/1/11.

BlueVolt courses cover the Colorado Core Competencies for all areas, as outlined in the Colorado Electrical Board Rules.

"All Colorado licensed Residential Wiremen, Journeymen and Master Electricians are required to participate in the CC program in order to renew, reinstate or reactivate their license...The CC program requires licensees demonstrate 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in order to renew a license. An electrician may be awarded up to 24 PDUs for their performance on that Assessment. If they are awarded fewer than 24 PDUs, they will need to execute a Learning Plan to accrue PDUs."

Stay informed about the Colorado Continuing Competency program here: http://www.dora.state.co.us/electrical/cc/

 
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DELAWARE

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Delaware Continuing Education for Electricians:

10 hours of approved CE during each renewal period of which 5 hours must relate to the NEC.

 
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FLORIDA

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Florida Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

14 hours of CE must be completed including:
  • 7 hours technical
  • 1 hour workers’ compensation
  • 1 hour workplace safety
  • 1 hour business practices
  • 2 hours false alarm prevention ( For all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm work)
  • 1-3 hours general (3 hours for contractors not required to take false alarm prevention)
  • 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
 

A combination of our courses will satisfy up to 11 of the required 14 CE credits for Florida. At this time, BlueVolt is working on the 1 CE credit courses for Business Practices and Workman's Compensation. Florida additionally requires one hour of Florida Building Code advanced course.

 

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GEORGIA

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Georgia Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

4 hours of Continuing Education per year for Electrical Contractors.

 

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IDAHO

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Idaho Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Master and Journeyman electricians must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education instruction in every 3 year period between updates of the NEC. The 24 hours will consist of a minimum of 16 hours of code update covering changes included in the latest edition of the NEC.

 

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KANSAS

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Accepted in Kansas by these local jurisdictions:

  • Derby - pending
  • Dodge City - pending
  • Emporia - pending
  • Hutchinson - pending
  • Junction City - pending
  • Kansas City - pending
  • Lawrence - pending
  • Lenexa - pending
  • Leavenworth
  • Manhattan
  • Newton - pending
  • Olathe - pending
  • City of Ottawa
  • Salina - will accept courses for 2011 code
  • City of Shawnee - pending
  • Topeka
  • Wichita - pending


You will need to check the licensing requirements of your county or municipality to confirm the numbers of credits and course topics needed. Please note: Johnson County and Seward County Contractor Licensing currently DOES NOT accept any online education except for the organization International Code College www.iccceu.com.
 

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KENTUCKY


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We have code change courses approved for electricians (EE) and master electricians (ME) in Kentucky. We currently do not carry courses for contractor (CE) licenses.

Kentucky Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Prior to license renewal, each licensee shall present proof...of completion of at least six (6) hours of continuing education for each license held during the immediately preceding twelve (12) months.

For complete information on the state of Kentucky's electrical license continuing education requirements, please see their site at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/815/035/100.htm.

 

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MAINE

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Maine Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

15 hours on NEC Update every 3 years. License holder is required to have completed the 2008 Code Update before he/she can use the 2011 Code Update for credit.

 

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MARYLAND

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Maryland Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Caroline County: 10 hours required every 2 years
Cecil County: 5 hours required every year
Harford County: 10 hours required every 2 years
Prince George's County: 10 hours required every 2 years
Queen Anne's County: 10 hours required every 2 years

 

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MICHIGAN

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Michigan Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

15 hour course on the NEC code update.

NOTE: Michigan will not accept 2011 NEC courses for Continuing Education credit until the State adopts the 2011 NEC. The 2008 NEC was adopted in December 2009.

 

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MONTANA

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Montana Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

16 Hours of Board approved courses per renewal cycle. A minimum of 8 hours must be on the Code Update. All 16 hours may be code related. Board accepts CEU from reciprocal states.

 

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NEVADA

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Approved in Clark County and City of Reno.

Please note the following concerning credit hours for Clark County:


"Clark County requires a master electrician to obtain three continuing education credits and a journeyman electrician to obtain one and one-half credits over three years.  That requirement equates to four days of training for a master electrician and two days of training for a journeyman electrician during the three years prior to renewal, as a one-day class provides 0.8 continuing education credits."

So, "one day" = 8 hours = .8 credits. If you need 1.5 credits, that's 15 hours; for 3.0 credits, you'll need 30 hours.

Clark County Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

BlueVolt is ICC-approved, so our courses are accepted in Clark County. If you are licensed in a different county, please contact us and we will find out if the courses will be approved there.

Q: From whom will Clark County accept continuing education credits for renewal of Master and Journeyman cards? 

A: Clark County will accept continuing education credits from the following:
 
• Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) 
• International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) 
• International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW NJATC) 
• International Code Council (ICC) 
• Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority 
• Las Vegas Valley Water District 
• National Code Seminars/Steven J. Owen, Inc. 
• National Electrical Contractors Association Management Education Institute
  (NECA‐MEI) 
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 
• Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
• Southern Nevada chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association
  (SNC‐NECA) 
• Southern Nevada Operating and Maintenance Engineers 
• TEGG Corporation 
• The Jacman Group 
• Safety Training 24/7, Inc.

Quoted from the Clark County Government: Master & Journeyman Electricians

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

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New Hampshire Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

15 hours are required every 3 years, and must include 14 hours of Code Changes and 1 hour of NH Deficiencies.

 

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NEW MEXICO

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New Mexico Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:
16 hours required every three years. 8 hours must be on code changes and 8 hours on other industry related instruction.

 

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NORTH CAROLINA

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North Carolina Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

8 hours required each year. IMPORTANT NOTE: At least 50% of CE hours must be obtained by in-person classroom or seminar attendance. Hours can be carried over to another year, so taking one 8-hour online course and one 8-hour classroom course will satisfy your continuing education requirements for two years.

 

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NORTH DAKOTA

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North Dakota Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Eight hours of continuing education are required to renew a license each year, half of which must be on the code changes.

 

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OKLAHOMA

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Oklahoma Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

6 hours on code changes required each code cycle. For current license renewal, the 2008 Code Course must be completed before the 2011 Course can be submitted to the state.

Oklahoma requires you to prove your identity by sending us a copy of your driver's license. You can scan and email a copy of the license to Support@bluevolt.com. If you prefer to send a copy via postal mail, you can send that to:

BlueVolt
Attn: Brooke Parker
2828 SW Corbett Ave.
Suite #208
Portland, OR 97201

 

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OREGON

Find courses approved for Oregon. Need suggestions for courses? Take one of our Oregon Journeyman packages.
 

Courses in common with Washington state:

The courses listed under Oregon or Washington are the ones approved in that state. So to compare the lists, these are the courses approved in both:

•    2011 Changes to the NEC, Part I - (8 CC hours - be sure to take the Oregon state laws and amendments section)
•    2011 Changes to the NEC, Part II - 8 CC hours
•    2011 Changes to the NEC - 16 CC hours (this is a combination of Parts I and II)
•    Motors and Controls - 16 CR hours
•    Grounding and Bonding - 8 CR hours
•    Fire Alarms - 4 CR Credits


Oregon Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Oregon has specific requirements by type of license. The list below shows how many CE hours are required by each license type for renewal, and how many of those hours must be Code Change credits.

Gen Supervising (S) - 24 CE (Min. 12CC)
Lim Supervising (PS) - 24 CE (Min. 12CC)
Gen Journeyman (J) - 24 CE (Min. 8CC)
Lim Journ. Manuf Plant (PJ) - 16 CE (Min. 8CC)
Lim Residential (LR) - 16 CE (Min. 4CC)
Lim Maintenance (LME) - 8 CE (Min. 2CC)
Lim Energy Tech, Class A (LEA) - 8 CE (Min. 8CC)
Lim Energy Tech. Class B (LEB) - 8 CE (Min. 2CC)
Lim Renew. Energy Tech (LRT) - 4 CE (Min. 2CC)
Lim Journey Sign (SIG) - 4 CE (Min. 2CC)

Updated March 2011


For further information about Oregon courses go here:
http://bluevolt.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/708357-oregon-ceu-faq

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SOUTH DAKOTA

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South Dakota Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Sixteen (16) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license every even year, eight (8) of which must be on the code changes. The remaining eight (8) may be non-code.

NOTE: Only 50% of your credits can be earned online. The remaining hours must be taken with an in-person course.
 

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TEXAS

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Texas Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

For renewal of a TX electrical license that expires on or after September 1, 2010, you must take the following Continuing Education courses (as stated by TDLR):

2 credit hours on the 2011 NEC Code training
1 credit Texas State Laws and Rules
1 credit Workplace Safety (70E)

Click your license type below to be taken to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Online Licensing Services:
 
 
Apprentice Electrician Renewal  
Apprentice Sign Electrician Renewal  
Electrical Contractor Renewal  
Electrical Sign Contractor Renewal  
Journeyman Electrician Renewal  
Journeyman Electrician Sign Renewal  
Maintenance Electrician Renewal  
Master Electrician Renewal  
Master Sign Electrician Renewal  
10  Residential Appliance Installation Contractor Renewal  
11  Residential Appliance Installer Renewal  
12  Residential Wireman Renewal  
 
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UTAH

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Utah Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

Electricians (5502, 5503, 5504, 5505, 5506) must complete 16 hours every 2 years, 12 of which must be "Core" courses and the other 4 may be either "Professional" or "Core" courses.
 

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VERMONT

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Vermont Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

15 hours every 3 years are required for Vermont Journeyman and Master electricians.

The Vermont Commissioner of Public Safety and the Electricians Licensing Board announced the adoption of the Vermont Electrical Safety Rules 2011, effective June 1, 2011. The 2011 NEC was adopted with fourteen amendments.
 

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VIRGINIA

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Virginia Continuing Education for Electricians requirements:

3 Hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are required for yearly renewal, on 2008 Code Changes. 2011 Code Changes are accepted, but not required.
 

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WASHINGTON

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All of BlueVolt's courses offered for Washington are approved. The State of Washington approves courses for 3 years and places them on the list corresponding to the year they received approval. On the list of CE courses for 2011 and 2012 you will see a column for Effective Date and Expiration Date showing the date ranges these courses are approved.

You can find the LNI lists here:

http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/files/edclass/cont2011.pdf (BlueVolt on page 5 and 10)
http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/files/edclass/cont2012.pdf (BlueVolt on page 5)

Washington LNI Continuing Education requirements:

(http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/Education/ContinueEd/default.asp)

EA (Electrical Administrator), JE (Electrician), and ME (Master Electrician) license holders are required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three (3) years between certification renewals:

•    8 hours of your CEUs must be on currently adopted National Electrical Code changes.
•    4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC)
•    The remaining 12 hours of continuing education credit can be your choice from the list of approved courses


Electrical Trainees please note that you cannot take our online courses to renew your license. You must obtain your hours in-person in a classroom setting. See Washington LNI website:
http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/Education/default.asp

 

2011 Code Changes:
Washington has deferred adoption of the 2011 code and update of the RCW/WAC until 2012. Per WAC Rule Update: "Rule development activity cannot resume until January 1, 2012, and usually takes 9-10 months to complete."

The RCW/WAC rules have now been updated. Our course based on these rules will be completed and approved by late April 2013. The course "Washington - RCW / WAC including 2010 Fee Replacements" is still approved through 9/2/2014.

While continuing to accept the 2008 NEC Code Change courses, L&I is also accepting courses based on 2011 NEC Code changes. "We will continue to accept 2011 NEC-based continuing education course applications and allow approved courses to apply towards Washington certification renewal."

For full text of this WAC rule, see:
http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LawRulePol/RuleDev/Default.asp

Courses in common with Oregon:

When you click 'Browse by State' the courses listed under Oregon or Washington are the ones approved in that state. So to compare the lists, these are the courses approved in both:

•    2011 Changes to the NEC, Part I - (8 hours - be sure to take the Oregon state laws and amendments section)
•    2011 Changes to the NEC, Part II - 8 hours
•    2011 Changes to the NEC - 16 hours (this is a combination of Parts I and II)
•    Motors and Controls - 16 hours
•    Grounding and Bonding - 8 hours
•    Fire Alarms - 4 hours
 

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WISCONSIN

 

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Wisconsin Continuing Education requirements:

24 continuing education hours by March 30 of the year the credential expires.
 

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WYOMING

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Wyoming Continuing Education requirements:

16 hours of training every 3 years. At least 8 hours of the training must be on the NEC.

State of Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety instructions for reporting CE credits:

“The certificate of completion is to be sent to us only by the student and only at renewal time…license renewals, including proof of continuing education, will not be accepted prior to their correct renewal period, nor without being accompanied by the correct renewal fee.”
 

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How do you assign your course hours?

The contact hours are assigned for each class based on specific state requirements, when applicable. Some states require a certain number of questions, or to actually time the electrician while taking the course.

Our courses are written by nationally-recognized training directors who include the same amount of material in the online version as they would cover in a classroom course, then assign the contact hours accordingly.

We also require students to complete a Final Exam for most courses.

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