How to Renew Your Massachusetts Electrical License
Did you successfully complete a Massachusetts electrical program? Congratulations! All you need to remember to do now is renew your license every three years by applying for license renewal from the State Examiner’s office.
Here’s what you need to know about the Mass electrician license requirements and renewal process.
Before you apply for renewal, you can enjoy your license for three years while you’re working. For an initial license with the state, here’s what you’ll need:
- High school diploma or equivalent education
- 600 hours of journeyman curriculum
- 8,000 hours of work experience in 4 years
- CORI background check
- Passing the journeyman exam
If you didn’t initially get your license with the state, it only has reciprocity with one other state: New Hampshire. If you have your license from another state, it will be examined, and the board will determine whether it can be used for the requirements.
After three years, licenses expire on July 31st of that year. There is a renewal fee that varies based on the class type and board code. Additional fees are also added for late renewals and extra services.
The process for renewing is now completed entirely online. There, applicants enter the required information and also report proof of their required continuing educations hours.
Every three years, electricians in Massachusetts must complete 21 hours of Mass electrical continuing education. This ensures that electricians are up-to-date on what they need to know and keeping customers safe. This is a key part of the Mass electrical license renewal process to meet the continuing education requirements.
Of those 21 hours, 6 hours can be professional development on a topic of the applicant’s choice. This allows professionals to specialize and improve their craft further, ensuring that applicants are fresh on all the required knowledge; a Mass 15-hour code review is required.
Taking the Mass 15-hour code review course from one of the approved providers gives applicants the review needed to be up-to-date on everything they need to know about codes. This is mandatory for all renewal applicants and should be completed before applying.
Any professional electrician shouldn’t be caught without the right credentials. With expiration dates being the same time every year on July 31st, mark it on your calendar to check whether you need to renew yours. With the right courses finished, the process is quick and easy to complete online.