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Colorado State Electrical Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Continuing Education
Requirements
Continuing Education Required: For Residential Wiremen, Journeyman and Master Electricians to renew their licenses in 2017, they must first complete any Professional Development Units (PDU) assigned to them after the Continuing Competency (CC) Program Assessment was completed in 2014.

However, license holders will not complete a new Continuing Competency Assessment. Instead, they will be required to complete 24 hours of continuing education before the following renewal period in September 2020.
(House Bill 16-1073 | April 15,2016)

License Renewal: Board issued licenses and electrical contractor registrations shall be renewed every three (3) years to correspond with the Board's adoption of the National Electrical Code. To renew your license, you must: (1) Take the CC Assessment and (2) Submit a completed Learning Plan (if applicable). Please note: taking the CC Assessment does not renew your license. Your license is not renewed until you have submitted a renewal application and paid the applicable fee if renewing in 2017.

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Licensing, Renewal and Exam Information

  •   Contractor
  •   Master Electrician
    • Requirements Applicants for a Colorado master electrician's license are required to provide verification of at least two thousand hours earned in no less than one year of planning, laying-out, and supervising the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for electrical light, heat, and power beyond the experience requirements for the journeyman's license.
      FAQs
      Application Form License Application Form
      Renewal Triennial. The expiration date has changed for licenses that expire on 2/28/11. The new expiration date is 9/30/11, and from then on, licenses will expire 9/30 every three years.
      For licensees that renewed in 2011 and hold a license that expires in 2014:
      You already took the CC Assessment in order to renew your license. If you were assigned any PDUs, you must accrue those PDUs and document their completion on your online Learning Plan.
      To renew your license in 2014, you must:
      (1) Submit a completed Learning Plan (if applicable) and
      (2) Take the 2014 CC Assessment based upon 2014 code. The 2014 Assessment will open on July 1, 2014.
      Note: taking the CC Assessment does not renew your license. Your license is not renewed until you have submitted a renewal application and paid the applicable fee.
      Continuing Competency
      Reciprocity None
      EXAMINATION DETAILS
      Testing Company PSI 1-800-733-9267. You must first be approved by the State Electrical Board.
      Testing NEC® Edition 2014
      Candidate Booklet Candidate Booklet
      Recommended Study
      Materials
      Master/Contractor Exam Preparation Programs
  •   Journeyman Electrician
    • Requirements Applicants for a Colorado journeyman electrician's license are required to provide verification of eight thousand hours earned in no less than four years of electrical construction wiring experience, for lights, heat, and power; with a minimum of four thousand hours earned in no less than two years of that time being commercial and/or industrial work. Verification of experience must state the hours and months of the time spent performing residential and commercial/industrial wiring.

      Application Form License Application Form    
      Renewal Triennial. The expiration date has changed for licenses that expire on 2/28/11. The new expiration date is 9/30/11, and from then on, licenses will expire 9/30 every three years.
      All Residential Wiremen, Journeyman Electricians and Master Electricians are required to take an individual assessment of core competencies (CC Assessment) based on the most current National Electric Code (NEC). Any assigned Professional Development Units (PDU) from the CC Assessment must be completed and documented online before the end of the next renewal/assessment period.
      Continuing Competency
      Reciprocity Alaska, Arkansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
      EXAMINATION DETAILS
      Testing Company PSI 1-800-733-9267. You must first be approved by the State Electrical Board. You must first be approved by the State Electrical Board.
      Testing NEC® Edition 2014
      Candidate Booklet Candidate Booklet
      Recommended Study
      Materials
      Journeyman Exam Preparation Programs
  •   Other License Types
    • Low Voltage
      No statewide license is required for installation,maintenance, repair, or alteration of fire alarm systems operating at fifty volts or less.

      Residential Wireman
      Applicants for a Colorado residential wireman's license are required to provide verification of four thousand hours earned in no less than two years of electrical construction wiring experience, for lights, heat, and power.

      Apprentice Electricians
      Any apprentice registering on or after January 1, 2011 must meet existing criteria and accrue an additional 288 hours of training prior to taking the exam. The 288 hours of training must be in: safety; National Electrical Code and applications.

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