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Electrical Continuing Education Courses Online

Did you know you can complete your electrical continuing education class online?

As an electrical professional, your state probably requires you to take continuing education units (CEUs) — also called professional development hours (PDHs) — to maintain your electrical license, certification, or registration. Fortunately, knocking this to-do off your list is easier than ever before. That’s because you have access to online electrical CEU courses and, in many states, you can submit your renewal application online, too. 

To make it as easy as possible to renew your license, our state-approved courses are available anytime, anywhere. All you need is a device with an internet connection and an hour of free time to complete one CEU.  

Of course, before you get started, it’s helpful to know what your state requires. Let’s take a quick look at your steps for electrical license renewal, including online continuing education. 

Review your electrical license or certification renewal timeline

Know when your electrical continuing education is due

All of the below states require licensed, certified, or registered electrical professionals to take continuing education. When is your electrician CE due? It depends on your home state, but you usually have between one and four years to complete your CE and renew your license. 

Know your electrical license continuing education requirements

Again, these requirements vary by state. Some states require as few as four hours, while others require 32 hours of electrical CE for renewal. 

To give you a full idea of when your electrical license expires and how many CEUs you need to renew it, find your state on this chart. 

STATE

REQUIRED CE HOURS

RENEWAL PERIOD

ALABAMA

14 hours

2 years

ALASKA

8-16 hours, depending on license type

2 years

ARKANSAS

8 hours

1 year

CALIFORNIA

32 hours

3 years

COLORADO

24 hours

3 years

DELAWARE

10 hours*

2 years

FLORIDA

14 hours

2 years

GEORGIA

8 hours

2 years

IDAHO

24 hours every 3 years

3 years

ILLINOIS

30 hours every 2 years

2 years

KANSAS

Varies by local jurisdiction

Varies by local jurisdiction

KENTUCKY

6 hours per license type

1 year

MAINE

15 hours

3 year

MARYLAND

10 hours

2 years

MASSACHUSETTS

21 hours

3 years

MICHIGAN

15 hours

1 year

MINNESOTA

16 hours

2 years

MISSISSIPPI

15 hours

1 year

MONTANA

16 hours

2 years

NEBRASKA

12 hours

2 years

NEW HAMPSHIRE

15 hours

3 years

NEW MEXICO

16 hours

3 years

NEW YORK

Varies by local jurisdiction

Varies by local jurisdiction

NORTH CAROLINA

8 hours

1 year

NORTH DAKOTA

8 hours

1 year

OKLAHOMA

6 hours

3 years

OREGON

4-24 hours, depending on license type

3 years

PENNSYLVANIA

8-15 hours, depending on license type

1 year

SOUTH DAKOTA

16 hours

2 years

TEXAS

4 hours

1 year

UTAH

16 hours

2 years

VERMONT

8-15 hours, depending on license type

3 years

VIRGINIA

3 hours

1 year

WASHINGTON

24 hours

3 years

WISCONSIN

18-24 hours, depending on license type

1-4 years, depending on license type

WYOMING

16 hours

3 years

*After the first renewal cycle


Complete Your Electrician License Continuing Education

Now that you know how many hours you need and when they’re due, you might be itching to get started. Don’t worry. Finding state-approved continuing education is easy. We’ll provide you with links to the courses you need shortly.

First, though, we want to point out that some states have specific requirements concerning what you learn in your CEUs. Review the topics required by your state to make sure you fulfill your continuing education obligations. 

Get the 2020 NEC CE you need

We heard from many electricians across the country who need CEUs on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). Inspired by your customer feedback, we worked to improve your user experience by creating high-quality video-based online 2020 NEC continuing education. 

You’ll find that education available in the links below in many of the states that require 2020 NEC CEs. 

To get your electrical continuing education, find your state below and click the link to start your CEs online. 

STATE

LINK TO ONLINE CE

ALABAMA

AL Electrical CE

ALASKA

AK Electrical CE

ARKANSAS

AR Electrical CE

CALIFORNIA

CA Electrical CE

COLORADO

CO Electrical CE

DELAWARE

DE Electrical CE

FLORIDA

FL Electrical CE

GEORGIA

GA Electrical CE

IDAHO

ID Electrical CE

ILLINOIS

IL Electrical CE

KANSAS

KS Electrical CE

KENTUCKY

KY Electrical CE

MAINE

ME Electrical CE

MARYLAND

MD Electrical CE

MASSACHUSETTS

MA Electrical CE

MICHIGAN

MI Electrical CE

MINNESOTA

MN Electrical CE

MISSISSIPPI

MS Electrical CE

MONTANA

MT Electrical CE

NEBRASKA

NE Electrical CE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH Electrical CE

NEW MEXICO

NM Electrical CEU

NEW YORK

NY Electrical CEU

NORTH CAROLINA

NC Electrical CEU

NORTH DAKOTA

ND Electrical CEU

OKLAHOMA

OK Electrical CEU

OREGON

OR Electrical CE

PENNSYLVANIA

PA Electrical CE

SOUTH DAKOTA

SD Electrical CE

TEXAS

TX Electrical CE

UTAH

UT Electrical CE

VERMONT

VT Electrical CE

VIRGINIA

VA Electrical CE

WASHINGTON

WA Electrical CE

WISCONSIN

WI Electrical CE

WYOMING

WY Electrical CE


Finalize your electrical certification, license, or registration renewal

Lastly, you need to submit your renewal application to your state. This should be fairly easy because a lot of states allow you to renew your electrical license online. Be advised that you’ll probably need to pay a renewal fee as part of this process.

 
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to renew my electrical license?

It depends on your home state. Fortunately, states that require annual electrical license renewal usually charge less than those that require less frequent renewal. Generally, renewals range from around $30 to $300. 

When can I renew my electrical license?

Most states have specific renewal windows, meaning you can’t renew your license until a certain number of days before your current license expires. Usually, the renewal window is about 90 days.

That said, you can start your continuing education at any point during your renewal cycle. Getting your CE completed early can ensure you don’t have any stress once your renewal window opens. 

How to renew your apprentice electrician license?

It varies from state to state and, in some states, from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. If you use the renewal link we included for your state above, your state’s website (or form, for states without online renewal portals) should walk you through the renewal process, pointing out everything you need. 

In most states, though, to renew an apprentice electrician license, you need:

  • Completion of the required CEUs
  • Payment of the relevant renewal fee
  • Submission of the renewal application

How to renew your journeyman electrician license?

Like apprentice licenses, the process for renewing a journeyman electrician license varies from state to state. You can use the renewal link we included above to visit your state’s website or review your state’s form to find out what the process entails. 

Usually, it’s a three-step process:

  1. Complete the required journeyman electrician CE
  2. Pay the journeyman electrician renewal fee
  3. Submit the journeyman electrician renewal application to your state

How to renew your master electrician license?

Just like apprentice and journeyman licenses, the master electrician license renewal is different depending on the state in which you live. As a bare minimum, all of the states we listed above require that you:

  • Complete the required number of continuing education hours
  • Pay your master electrician license renewal fee
  • Submit your renewal application to them by your license expiration date