JADE Learning Offers Updated Electrical Exam Prep and CE for the California Building Standards Commission’s 2017 NEC Adoption

By: Ashley Berfield | Feb 26, 2020

The California Building Standards Commission voted to adopt the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC). The adopted codes were published on July 1, 2019, and became effective on January 1, 2020. With the adoption of the new code, there are now new requirements for the California Electrical Certification Continuing Education and California Electrical Certification Exam.

California Electrical Certification Continuing Education

For electricians that are already certified and need to renew their license, the requirements remain the same. Electricians must complete 32 hours of continuing education every 3 years and the renewal date depends on the date of issue. Electricians can now complete continuing education on topics related to the 2017 National Electrical Code.

JADE Learning is an approved continuing education provider by the California Department of Industrial Relations and maintains an educational agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as required by CCR Title 8 Regulations 290.1. JADE Learning offers online continuing education courses that cover the 2017 National Electrical Code and will help electricians meet their 32-hour continuing education requirement.

JADE Learning’s online courses are taught by experienced instructors who are NEC code experts with decades of real-world experience. JADE Learning is committed to providing California electricians quality CE on the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) and other trade-related topics.

California Electrical Certification Exam

In response to the new code adoption, those aspiring to test for their California Electrical Certification can also expect some changes this year. The electrical certification exam will now be based on the 2017 National Electrical Code. The test will follow the same format with updated questions on the new code. Test takers will be allotted 3 hours and 30 minutes to answer 80 questions. 6% of the test will cover safety, 22% will cover Determination of Electrical System Requirements. Installation will take up the bulk of the test with 66%. The remaining 6% will cover Maintenance and Repair.

JADE Learning has updated their California electrical exam prep content to the 2017 National Electrical Code and continues to include state-specific exam questions on safety, determination of electrical system requirements, installation, and maintenance and repair. The online exam prep features over 800 practice questions that mimic the real exam. Repeated practice, tips for using the NEC, and timed practice exams to help prepare individuals for the actual state exam. JADE Learning’s electrical exam prep is created by industry experts and designed to help electricians pass their California certification exam the first time.


Electrical continuing education and electrical exam prep covering the 2017 NEC are available any time online.

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Contact JADE Learning about your California electrical certification renewal or initial certification at jadelearning.com or call 1-800-443-5233.

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