Massachusetts Electrical Continuing Education
Take the continuing education to renew your MA electrician's license today. All of our courses can be completed At Your Pace Online to help you meet the state's requirements to maintain your license. Once you finish your class you will have an official certificate of completion to save for your records.
MA 15 Hour 2020 NEC Code Change Course
This course for the Massachusetts electrician counts for 15 hours towards your continuing education needs, and puts you well on your way to renewing your license! The class is split into two main sections:
- National Electrical Code (NEC) Overview
- Massachusetts Amendments to the NEC
Both sections work together to give you a full grasp on the code changes to the 2020 NEC and the state-specific amendments to the NEC, providing you with the knowledge you need to do your work with confidence in Massachusetts.
MA 21 Hour Complete 2020 NEC CE Package
This 21-hour course includes every amendment made to NEC-2020 for the adoption of the 2020 Massachusetts Electrical Code (MEC), as well as every significant change to NEC-2020 Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6, presented in an in-depth and user-friendly format. It's designed to fulfill the entire 21 hours of continuing education required of licensed electricians in Massachusetts during this three-year license renewal cycle. This complete package includes:
- Code Change (15 hours)
- Professional Development (6 hours)
MA 6 Hour 2020 NEC Professional Development Course
This course provides 6-hours of professional development continuing education on selected changes to the most recent edition of Massachusetts:
- Electrical Code Chapter 3 - Wiring Methods & Materials
- Electrical Code Chapter 4 - Equipment
The course presents every significant change made to two of the most central Chapters in the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC)
Massachusetts Electrical License Renewal and CE Requirements
Massachusetts master and journeyman electrical license renewal
- Your master or journeyman electrician license expires on July 31 every three years.
You’re supposed to get a notice in the mail from the Board of State Examiners of Electricians Licensing about six weeks before your license will expire. If you don’t get it, email the Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make sure that helpful reminder from the Board shows up in your mailbox, make sure you keep your current address on file with them. The state’s website can guide you through updating your address with them either online or through a mailed-in form.
All this said, even if you don’t get any renewal paperwork in the mail, it’s still up to you to make sure you renew your license on time. Keep that July 31 date in your mind.
Completing the required CE
Your first step to renew either a master or journeyman license is to complete the required continuing education hours.
- Per state regulation, you need 21 hours per triennial renewal cycle.
- Of those 21 hours, 15 need to focus on the Massachusetts electrical code.
- Additionally, you need to make sure you complete your CE hours from a state-approved continuing education provider. The state has approved online CE for Massachusetts electricians, so you can complete your CEU — including the 15 hours on code — online.
Renewing your license online
As of 2019, all Massachusetts electricians now need to submit their license renewal online. To do that, you need to register in the state’s ePLACE Portal. This will require some steps the first time around, but once you have a username and password set up, using that portal is really easy. And you can use it for other things like arranging an address change submittal.
The state has developed a detailed, step-by-step guide to help you register in ePLACE. To complete that registration, you’ll need two things: your Record ID (i.e., your license number) and your authorization code. You’ll find both on the renewal notice the Board mails you. But if you don’t get that notice or you want to set up your ePLACE profile now so you don’t have to deal with it when it’s time to renew, you can get your authorization code online here. You’ll need your license number, the last four digits of your SSN or EIN, and your license serial number.
Once you’re set-up, you just go through the renewal process. Be ready to pay your renewal fee right there in the portal.
Paying your renewal fee
Because you now have to renew your Massachusetts electrical license online, you also need to pay your renewal fee online. If you pay with a credit card, you’ll also pay a 2.35% convenience fee. ACH and EFT payments come with a nominal fee of just $0.35.
Your renewal fee depends on your license level. Master electricians pay $117 for renewal, while journeyman electricians only owe $78.
Massachusetts electrical apprentice renewal
Apprentices don’t need to worry about continuing education, but they do need to renew their apprentice ID card annually. Your card will expire each year on the date it was initially issued, so keep an eye on your timeline.
To renew, you just need to pay the annual renewal fee, which is $35. You can use the Department of Online Labor Standards’ digital payment system to pay your due online.
The state of Massachusetts is pretty progressive in that they’ve made it possible to do pretty much everything required to renew your electrical license or apprentice ID card online. Just make sure you stay on top of your due dates and you shouldn’t have any trouble keeping your documentation current.