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Colorado State Electrical Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Continuing Education
Requirements
Continuing Competency (CC) applies to Residential Wiremen, Journeyman Electricians and Master Electricians who apply to renew, reinstate or reactivate their license on or after January 1, 2011. CC is an individualized program created to help licensees assess their professional work, identify areas of growth, and stay current with the profession. The CC program requires licensees demonstrate 24 Professional Development Units (PDUs) in order to renew a license. An electrician may be awarded up to 24 PDUs for their performance on that Assessment. If they are awarded fewer than 24 PDUs, they will need to execute a Learning Plan to accrue PDUs. The CC Manual is your step-by-step guide for the program. For more information visit DORA State Continuing Competency Program .

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Statewide NEC Adoption 2011 NEC adopted - effective July 1, 2011. The 2014 NEC becomes effective 7/1/2014.
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Licensing, Renewal and Exam Information

  •   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.
      Reciprocity None
      EXAMINATION DETAILS
      Testing Company PSI 1-800-733-9267. You must first be approved by the State Electrical Board.
      Testing NEC® Edition 2011
      Candidate Booklet Candidate Booklet
  •   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.
      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 2011
      Candidate Booklet Candidate Booklet
  •   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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