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4 States Have Electrical License Renewals In 2016

Electrical Codes and Standards Training Institute (ECSTI) has compiled a list of states that require their electricians to renew their licenses in 2016. As an Electrician, you have worked hard to get where you are. It is always important to stay on top of your electrical license renewal requirements. The last thing you want to happen with your license is to have it lapse because of failure to complete the required continuing education.


Alabama: Alabama electrical contractors must renew their license annually. Continuing education must be completed every two years. License renewal dates occur quarterly:

  • March 31th, June 30th, Sept. 30th, and Dec. 31th
  • Electricians must renew their license by the end of the quarter in which their license was originally issued.

Electricians are required to complete 14 hours of approved continuing education every two years. 7 of the 14 hours must be based on the current NEC/NFPA and the remaining 7 hours must be on industry approved topics.


North Dakota: Electricians in North Dakota are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education annually. 4 of those 8 hours must cover the 2014 National Electrical Code. Electricians renew their licenses annually based on license type:

  • Journeyman: March 31st
  • Master Electrician: April 30th
  • Class B Electrician: April 30th
  • Apprentice: January 31st


South Dakota: Electricians in South Dakota must complete 16 hours of approved continuing education courses. Licenses must be renewed even numbered years on or before June 30th.

8 of the 16 hours must be on the 2014 National Electrical Code. The remaining 8 hours must be on state approved continuing education.


Wisconsin: Wisconsin electrical contractors must renew their licenses by June 30th every 4 years from the date you are licensed. Electricians are required to complete 18-24 hours of approved continuing education.

  • Master Electricians and Journeymen must complete 24 hours of CE
  • Industrial Journeymen Electricians, Residential Journeymen Electricians, and Residential Master Electricians must complete 18 hours.

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