How to Renew your New York City Electrical License

Continuing Education

By: JADE Learning | Sep 30, 2020

If it’s time to renew your Master & Special Electrician license, the process can easily be completed online. Continue reading to learn which steps are required to successfully renew your electrical license in New York City.

New York City Electrical License Renewal Process

1. Submit Required Documents

Several documents are required to confirm your identity, experience, and education. Some documents are as basic as a government-issued ID and a utility bill to provide proof of address. Other forms are more specific, including updated insurance certificates, your license card, a physical examination form, and the LIC38 Electrical License Application form. Click here to see the full list of required forms and documents as well as links to these forms online.

2. Pay Your Renewal Fees

Currently the license renewal fee is $60 with an additional fee of $30 for a seal. These fees will be due at the time you submit your application for renewal. If for whatever reason the renewal fee is submitted late, you will automatically be charged a $400 late fee and will be required to submit with a notarized affidavit describing why the renewal was completed late.


Once all documents have been submitted and the associated fees have been paid, your renewed license card will be sent to your place of business.

3.   Complete Your Continuing Education Hours

As of January 1, 2016, anyone pursuing a Master & Special Electrician license renewal must successfully complete a department-approved course of at least 8 hours by an approved school or course provider. This requirement for continued education is intended to help improve your skills as well as the safety of your customers.

Continue Your Education Online with JADE Learning

At JADE Learning, we strive to offer continued education opportunities that fit your busy lifestyle, fulfill education requirements, and help you advance your career. Contact us today to learn more, or visit the course page to get started.

We offer convenient 8-hour classes each month that fulfill the special and master electrician course requirements.  The classes are offered virtually, which means they can be completed from the comfort of your home or office.  All you need is a computer or laptop and a webcam, and you will be emailed a link to access the virtual class. Each class is interactive, taught by an expert instructor, and breaks are scheduled throughout the day.  Click on our video to learn more about 8-hour classes for New York City electricians.

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