Washington State Licensing


Department of Labor & Industries Electrical Licensing & Certification

Mailing Address:  P.O Box 44000, Olympia, WA 98504-4000

Physical Address: 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501-5414

Ph: (360)902-5269 Fax: (360)902-5296

Website: www.lni.wa.gov

Email: ElectricalProgram@lni.wa.gov

ELECTRICAL TRAINEE REQUIREMENTS

Electrical trainees must work under the supervision of a Journeyman, Master or Specialty Electrician while they are gaining the required hours of experience to become certified as a Journeyman or Specialty Electrician. Trainees must renew their trainee cards every two years until they pass the state exam to become a Journeyman, Master or Specialty Electrician.

TRAINEE CARD CLASSROOM HOURS REQUIRED FOR RENEWAL

courses not accepted to renew — that's sixteen (16) hours for each year of the prior two-year certification period. RCW 19.28.161(2) Effective July 1, 2014 Electrical trainees will be required to have 48 hours of basic classroom education to renew/activate.

View Washington 2014 Trainee Education Requirements Changes

ELECTRICIAN LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

If you are an Electrical Administrator, Electrician or Master Electrician, you are required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals:

  • 8 hours of your CEUs must be on currently adopted National Electrical Code 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 below.

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