Renew Your License

Complete our self-paced, online course to renew your Virginia Electrical license. Courses are user-friendly, state-approved/accepted, and can be taken from any device, anytime.

  • Virginia Electrical Continuing Education 2014 NEC (3 Hours)

    $43.99

    Virginia Electricians (Masters and Journeyman) are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education for each renewal. You can take either the 2014 NEC or the 2017 NEC for your continuing education. The following courses are state-approved and will satisfy all of your required hours: 2014 NEC Changes, 2017 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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  • Virginia Electrical Continuing Education 2017 NEC (3 Hours)

    $43.99

    Virginia Electricians (Masters and Journeyman) are required to obtain 3 hours of continuing education for each renewal. You can take either the 2014 NEC or the 2017 NEC for your continuing education. The following courses are state-approved and will satisfy all of your required hours: 2014 NEC Changes, 2017 NEC Changes. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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Requirements To Complete

Continuing Education Overview

Electrical licensing in Virginia is at 3 levels: journeymanmaster, and contractor. To become either a journeyman electrician or a master electrician, there are two examination portions that must be passed: statutory and regulatory portion and the trade portion.

  • Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination.
  • To sit for the trade examinations, a candidate must document that they have met one of the following experience requirements. Individuals who hold a currently valid license or certification from another state as a journeyman or master tradesman may sit for the same level examination by providing a copy of that license or certification card.

Journeyman license:

  • Two years of practical experience in the trade and a degree or certification showing the completion of a two year program from either a trade or technical school, or a community college; or
  • Four years of practical experience in the trade and 240 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; or
  • Five years of practical experience in the trade and 160 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; or
  • Six years of practical experience in the trade and 80 hours of formal vocational training in the trade; or
  • A bachelor’s degree received from an accredited college or university in an engineering curriculum related to the trade and 1 year of practical experience in the trade; or
  • Ten years of practical experience in the trade, verified by an affidavit from those who observed the candidate’s work in the trade

Master license:

  • One year of practical experience as a licensed Virginia journeyman; or
  • Ten years of practical experience in the trade, verified by an affidavit from those who observed the candidate’s work in the trade.

Three hours of CEU are required to be completed every 2 years. We offer this online.

How It Works

1

Take the online course at your convenience.

2

Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

3

Complete any additional state requirements to renew your license.