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#20849 - 01/23/03 09:56 AM Training
mountainman Offline

Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 54
Loc: Richmond Va. U.S.A.
I am wondering how many other states require continuing education on every code cycle to renew their Journymans or Master lisence? In Va. we are required to have CEU's to renew our lisence.

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#20850 - 01/23/03 11:56 AM Re: Training
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

On Long Island Licensing is at the County or sometimes Town level. Some areas do require CEU's and some don't.


#20851 - 01/23/03 12:10 PM Re: Training
cubby964 Offline

Registered: 10/18/02
Posts: 69
Loc: USA
The state of Colorado requires a 20 question multiple choice quiz be answered prior to renewal of any license. Three electrical licenses: residential wireman, journeyman, and master. Renewal every two years.

#20852 - 01/23/03 02:35 PM Re: Training
mvrandazzo Offline

Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 105
Michigan requires 15 hours of update classes every code cycle.

#20853 - 01/23/03 05:47 PM Re: Training
The Watt Doctor Offline

Registered: 12/23/01
Posts: 443
Loc: Mont Belvieu, TX
8 hours here in Houston. Everytime the code changes, we have to take a class.

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#20854 - 01/23/03 07:02 PM Re: Training
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Here in New Jersey, at the present time we have to do 10 hrs at lic. renewal
9 hrs NEC, and 1 hr State Law (Contractors)

It is changing (increasing) with the next license renewal cycle (3 yr period). I'll post the new requirements as soon as I verify them
Harold Endean, are you out there???


#20855 - 01/23/03 07:08 PM Re: Training
Surge_in_fl Offline

Registered: 10/06/02
Posts: 17
Loc: Tampa, Florida
14 hours of CEU's every two years here in Florida for electrical contractors.

#20856 - 01/23/03 08:29 PM Re: Training
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ

Yea, I'm here. I don't make it every night but I get here at least 3 times a week. You are correct that MJ still requires 10 hrs. for our contractors lic. and for our inspectors lic. if you are HHS you need 3 credits which equals about 3 days for our HHS lic. We also need 1/2 credit for each of our sub code and 1/2 credit for our construction code lic. which equals 2 more days. NJ is talking about 30 hours continuing for elec. contractors lic.. I don't know if it is the standard yet.

#20857 - 01/24/03 10:39 AM Re: Training
Big A Offline

Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Lynchburg, VA
Hello mountianman,

If there ever was a state that needs CEU's, it would be Virginia. In fact, I don't think they require ENOUGH. Remember the wholesale give away of '96?

Hello All,

In 1996 the State of Virginia literally gave out thousands of master license's to unqualified jacklegs. All you pretty much had to do is show that you "worked" in the trade for the last ten years and they gave you a master card. The only proof you had to have was a letter from an employer stating that you did the type of work that was on the card you were applying for. It sounds all well and fine, except, at the textile mill I was working at then, we had motor builders getting their master electrician's cards. Boiler operators getting their master plumbers and master gas fitter card's. All you had to have was a letter.

Now I'm sure that there were plenty of legitimate people that got their license's this way but I'm sure there are many more unqualified people that did. I wish Virginia would make a notation on the license stating whether or not you were tested.

#20858 - 01/24/03 11:19 AM Re: Training
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Registered: 10/07/02
Posts: 10

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