Minnesota Electrical Continuing Education
Our courses are approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to satisfy your electrician's license continuing education requirements (DLI education sponsor ID: #S1672153). Courses are delivered using cutting edge software, and you can complete your CE on a computer, tablet or smart phone!
Some of our Minnesota Electrical courses give you the opportunity to earn IACET CEUs through our parent company Certus. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Certus offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. Once you finish your course, you will have an official certificate of completion to save for your records, and we will report your course completion to the state within 5 business days.
1 A Minnesota 2023 NEC Changes Chapter 3
This online course reviews 15 of the most important changes from Chapter 3 to the 2023 National Electrical Code. Changes from Section 300 through Section 371 will be covered.
MN 16-Hour Package for Electricians
Save with this 16 hour package is designed to fulfill Minnesota electrical continuing education requirements. The courses in this package have been approved by the State of Minnesota and will count for a total of 16 electrical credits. The courses include:
- 1 A 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 1-2
- 1 A 2023 NEC Changes Chapter 3
- 1 A 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 5-6
- 1 A 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 7-Annexes
1 A Minnesota 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 1-2
This online course reviews 65 of the most important changes from Chapters 1 and 2 to the 2023 National Electrical Code. Changes from Section 100 through Section 250 will be covered.
1 A Minnesota 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 7-Annexes
This online course reviews 25 of the most important changes from Chapters 7 through Annex C to the 2023 National Electrical Code. Changes from Section 700.11 through Annex C will be covered.
1 A Minnesota 2023 NEC Changes Chapters 5-6
This online course reviews 50 of the most important changes from Chapters 5 and 6 to the 2023 National Electrical Code. Changes from Section 500 through Section 695 will be covered.
1 A Minnesota 2023 NEC Changes Chapter 4
This online course reviews 24 of the most important changes from Chapter 4 to the 2023 National Electrical Code. Changes from Section 404 through Section 445 will be covered.
Minnesota Electrical License Renewal CE Requirements
Licensed Minnesota electrician renewal process
The DLI varies the amount of CE required for various electrical license renewals depending on the license level. Generally, though, you’re looking at about 16 CE hours.
Master, journeyman, maintenance electricians, and Class B installers
These electricians need to complete 16 hours of continuing education with:
- 12 hours focused on the National Electrical Code (NEC) and
- Four non-code hours (You can take those last four hours on the code, too, if you prefer)
After finishing your CE, don’t forget to submit your renewal application, send in the renewal fee, and cross off your other to-dos like renewing your business filing with the Secretary of State.
Minnesota electrical apprentice continuing education requirements
If you’re an apprentice, finding information on your specific Minnesota electrical continuing education requirements can be tricky. And that can leave you with questions. How many hours of continuing education do you need to renew your Minnesota electrical apprentice license? What continuing ed is required for your 2nd year of electric apprenticeship?
This gets more complicated because the DLI doesn’t list apprentices on their education requirements for electrical license renewal. But don’t worry. You technically fall in a category that is listed on that page.
Because you’re working as an unlicensed electrician, you fall into the last category (unlicensed electrician RE, RT):
- You need just two CE hours for your license renewal;
- Both hours need to focus on the NEC;
- Don’t forget to renew your license and pay the renewal fee, too.
- Unlike licensed electricians, who get the benefit of a two-year renewal period, apprentices and other unlicensed electricians in Minnesota need to re-register with the state on a yearly basis. That means you need to complete your two CE hours and send in your renewal annually.
Ultimately, the CE required to renew an MN electrical license, or your apprenticeship registration isn’t too strenuous, especially because you can take it online. But mark your calendar to make sure you don’t forget to complete your hours in time.
State of Minnesota Electrical License Renewal Deadline
- Master electricians must renew their licenses by February 28th of odd-numbered years.
- License renewal deadlines for journeyman electricians are staggered, every two years.