Electrician Continuing Education
Our Electrician Continuing Education courses have been approved in Idaho for journeyman continuing education credit and are also approved in Montana, North Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. Note: Journeyman continuing education courses do not qualify for Washington electrical trainee continuing education requirements.
Electrician's License Renewal
Every three years the National Electric Code is revised. Each state determines when and if they adopt the new codes. License renewal requirements vary from state to state.
For Idaho licensees: Journeyman and master electricians must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education in every three year period between updates of the National Electrical Code in order to renew their license. Eight of these 24 hours must be on the current code changes included in the latest edition of the National Electrical Code. For more information, visit http://dbs.idaho.gov/licenses/index.html. Of the remaining 16 hours, eight are to be code-related and eight industry-related.
For Washington licensees: Each journeyman electrician, master electrician, and administrator is required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three years between certification renewals. At least eight hours of the 24 CEU’s must be on the currently adopted National Electrical Code changes. (All 16 hours of the 2008 NEC Update offered in Idaho are applicable toward the 24 hours required.) Four hours of the required CEU's must also be on the currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and its related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).
Four hours credit is granted for completing an approved First Aid/CPR course. For more information, visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/Education/
Note: Washington electrical trainees are required to obtain 48 hours of continuing education credit. Journeyman continuing education courses do not qualify for this requirement. Trainees must take the electrical basics course.