L&I Licensing -- CEUs & Electrical Trainee Card Renewal and CEU Requirements with Links

TRAINEE CAMPAIGN

We encourage you to visit this page often to always be informed about the latest news and events at C-US-4-CEU's.

Classes start @ 8:30AM

IMPORTANT CHANGES

 

New Basic Classroom Training Requirements

Changes to the Washington State Rule - [WAC 296-46B-970(2)(g)] requiring Electrical Trainee Card Holders to complete Basic Classroom Training prior to renewing their Trainee Card every 2 years.

 

 Check out the Changes:

 

Changes to Electrical Trainee Education Requirement YES you now need 48hrs to renew your Trainee Card

 

 

NEW REQUIREMENT FOR CERTIFICATION BEFORE YOU WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ANY JOURNEYPERSON TEST!!!

 

BEAWARE THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE A JOURNEYMAN PREP COURSE SEE DETAILS HERE  Check out the Changes:

 

We have designed our New Class Courses to help you achieve Two Important Objectives:

 

First...to assist you in earning your required CEU credits to renew your Trainee Card.

 

Second..to prepare you to take your State Journeyman Exam.

 

Follow the LINKS:

 

Renew an Electrical Trainee Card and/or

 

Journeyman/Administrator Licenses - Information

http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/default.asp

 

Electrical Licensing, Exams and Educational Requirements - Information

http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/

 

Look Up Contractors or Trades-people

Check out the Status of your Licenses

 

https://fortress.wa.gov/lni/bbip/Search.aspx

 

 

WA/State Electrical, Licenses Requirements and Continuing Educational Information -- Follow the LINKS to L& I Information
Now, you can get all the latest news on licenses and Continuing Educational requirements in one place.

 

 

State Board:

Department of Labor & Industries
P.O. Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98504
(360) 902-5269 Fax: (360) 902-5798

www.lni.wa.gov/scs/electrical    

 

 

 

 

Electrical Licensing, Exams and Educational Requirements http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/default.asp

 

Get approval first from L&I to take the exam.

How to schedule an electrical exam

Electrical exams are given by PSI at their testing centers throughout Washington State. You can Schedule your exam by calling PSI. This link Candidate bulletin of information will give you information about their phone number, exam fees, and test times. Be sure to check out the section that gives you information about the test you will be taking, it lists the number of typical Questions for each category on the test.

 

NOTE: be aware that there are approximately 17 Questions taken from the RCW/WAC state documents. Copies of these documents can be purchased at any L&I office.

 

 

 

Licensing

Requirements:

Electrical Contractor (General 01)

Requirements:    
To engage in the business of doing electrical work, you must get an electrical contractor license from L&I, submit the required bond or assignment of savings. You must also designate a master electrician or electrical administrator to ensure that your work complies with the appropriate laws and rules.
• The Assignment of Administrator's/Master Certificate form designating an Administrator or Master Electrician.
• An original, current surety bond to the state of Washington.
OR assignment of savings account.
• If you are going to hire employees you will also need an Industrial Insurance account.
License Application:    
Application Fee:    $35
Licensing Fee:    $232.90
Renewal:    Triennial, expiring on the licensee date of birth.
Renewal Fee:    $221 online, or at the L&I office for $232.90
Continuing Ed:    None
License Reciprocity:    None

Electrical Administrator
Requirements:    
• Take and pass the administrator exam. There are no prerequisites for taking this exam. You must pass all sections of the exam.
• If you wish to be assigned to an electrical contractor, you must also complete the appropriate form and pay the fee.
Exam Given By:     PSI Candidate Bulletin of Information
Test NEC edition:    2008
Application Fee:    $105.40
Renewal:    Triennial, expiring on the licensee date of birth.
Continuing Ed:    24 hours of Continuing Education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals: 8 hours must be on currently adopted NEC changes, 4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).The remaining 12 hours of Continuing Education credit can be your choice from the list of approved courses
License Reciprocity:    None

Master Electrician
Requirements:    
• Journeyman electrician - you must have been certified as a journeyman electrician for at least 4 years.
• To be a master electrician in a specialty category you must have been certified in that specialty category for at least 2 years.
Exam Given By:     PSI Candidate Bulletin of Information

Contact L&I before scheduling a test.
Test NEC edition:    2008
Exam:     Exam content
Examination Fee:    Rate per hour; check with PSI for individual exam fees.
License Application:    
Application Fee:    $134.70
Triennial, expiring on the licensee date of birth.
Renewal Fee:    Online $127 or at the office $133.20
Continuing Ed:    24 hours of Continuing Education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals: 8 hours must be on currently adopted NEC changes,    4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC). The remaining 12 hours of Continuing Education credit can be your choice from the list of approved courses
License Reciprocity:    None

Electrician
Requirements:    
• 8,000 documented hours working as an electrical trainee under the supervision of a certified electrician. Note: 4,000 hours must be spent working in commercial or industrial installation.
-OR-
• Equivalent verified training or experience in the U.S. military.
-OR-
• Experience earned in another state may be submitted to the department for consideration.
Exam Given By:    PSI http://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp . Contact L&I before scheduling a test.
Test NEC edition:    2008
Exam:     Exam content
Examination Fee:    Rate per hour; check with PSI for individual exam fees.
License Application:    
Application Fee:    $76.50
Renewal:    Triennial, expiring on the licensee date of birth.
Renewal Fee:    $67 online, or in the office $70.20
Continuing Ed:     24 hours of Continuing Education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals: 8 hours must be on currently adopted NEC changes,     4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC). The remaining 12 hours of Continuing Education credit can be your choice from the list of approved courses
License Reciprocity:    None

Additional License classifications:
Trainee
To learn to be an electrician, you need to begin as a trainee. An electrical trainee must have a trainee certificate and work under the supervision of a certified electrician. Renew every 2 years. Electrical trainees must complete at least 16 hours of approved basic classroom instruction (no internet or correspondence) to renew (8 hours each year). The courses approved for electrician, electrical administrator and master electrician renewal requirements cannot be credited to an electrical trainee certificate renewal.

 

Continuing Education Requirements:

EA, JE, ME required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals: 8 hours must be on the NEC. 4 Hours must be in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and related Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and its related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).. Trainees require 16 hours of basic classroom. Courses approved for EA, JE, ME continuing education are not approved for trainees.    

 

NEC Adoption              2014 NEC adopted - effective July 1, 2014

WAC Adoption             2014 WAC Adopted - effecive July 1, 2014