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Training #20849
01/23/03 12:56 PM
01/23/03 12:56 PM
mountainman  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 54
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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Re: Training #20850
01/23/03 02:56 PM
01/23/03 02:56 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,890

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


Re: Training #20851
01/23/03 03:10 PM
01/23/03 03:10 PM
cubby964  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 67
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.

Re: Training #20852
01/23/03 05:35 PM
01/23/03 05:35 PM
mvrandazzo  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 110
Michigan requires 15 hours of update classes every code cycle.

Re: Training #20853
01/23/03 08:47 PM
01/23/03 08:47 PM
The Watt Doctor  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 435
Mont Belvieu, TX
8 hours here in Houston. Everytime the code changes, we have to take a class.


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Channelview, TX
Re: Training #20854
01/23/03 10:02 PM
01/23/03 10:02 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,917
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???


Re: Training #20855
01/23/03 10:08 PM
01/23/03 10:08 PM
Surge_in_fl  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 17
Tampa, Florida
14 hours of CEU's every two years here in Florida for electrical contractors.

Re: Training #20856
01/23/03 11:29 PM
01/23/03 11:29 PM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
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.

Re: Training #20857
01/24/03 01:39 PM
01/24/03 01:39 PM
Big A  Offline
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 46
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.

Re: Training #20858
01/24/03 02:19 PM
01/24/03 02:19 PM
writerguy  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 10

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