3 Steps to Renewing a North Carolina Electrical License

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By: JADE Learning | Mar 28, 2019

To renew your electrical license in North Carolina, you have to complete continuing education, and some of that coursework must be completed in a classroom. JADE Learning is prepared to help you navigate the renewal process and get you registered for the classes you need. Let’s go over the process one step at a time.

How to Renew Your North Carolina Electrical License

Step 1: Find out when your license expires.

All electricians in the state of North Carolina must renew their electrical license every year. The renewal deadline is on the anniversary of the date of issue. Mark your expiration date on the calendar so you know when it’s time to get your license renewed.

If you don’t know when your license was issued, you can look yourself up on the North Carolina Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (NCBEEC) website. Just put your name in if you don’t know your license number.

The state will also send you a renewal notice 60 days prior to your license expiring.

Step 2: Complete your continuing education.

In North Carolina, Limited (L), Intermediate (I), and Unlimited (U) electrical contractors must complete a total of 8 hours of continuing education every year in order to renew their electrical license. Electrical contractors operating under the Special Restricted (SP) classification must complete 4 hours of electrical continuing education each year.

For everyone required to take North Carolina electrical continuing education, half of the required hours must be taken in a classroom setting led by an instructor. The remaining hours may be taken either in a classroom, online, or through a correspondence course.

Fortunately, JADE Learning offers all of the continuing education courses needed to renew an electrical license in the state of North Carolina, and they’re taught by fellow licensed electricians and NEC code experts with decades of experience in the industry. All courses have been approved by the NCBEEC, and we’ve been a trusted provider since 1996.

Our online courses are all free to begin — you only pay once you have successfully completed the course and would like your credits reported to the board. We’ll also rush report your completed hours each business day at no extra charge.

Online courses allow you to work at your own pace, on your own time, from wherever you wish. Sign in from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone and save your progress to continue again at another time. You can switch courses whenever you want.

Classroom courses are available monthly, throughout the state. These classes require payment before attending the course.

You may choose any course you wish. Some of the courses offered by JADE Learning include:

  • Grounding and Bonding (Classroom)
  • Photovoltaic Systems (Classroom)
  • 2017 NEC Changes
  • Access Control
  • Basic Security Alarm Installations
  • CCTV Configuration Basics
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring
  • Commercial Blueprint Reading
  • Home Security and Technological Advancements
  • Installing Services
  • Introduction to Biometrics
  • Introduction to Network Security Cameras
  • Introduction to Project Management for Electricians
  • Introduction to Role of Foreman
  • OSHA Safety for Electricians
  • Overcurrent Protection

Step 3: Renew your license.

When you’ve completed your required hours, check that the NCBEEC has record of your continuing education for the year. You can do so on their portal here. After that, you can complete your renewal online. North Carolina charges a licensing renewal fee based on your classification:

  • Limited (L): $85
  • Intermediate (I): $130
  • Unlimited (U): $180
  • Special Restricted (SP): $85

If you still have questions about renewing your NC electrical license, get in touch with us at JADE Learning. We’ve helped more than 150,000 electricians renew their licenses over the past 20 years, and we’re ready to help you, too. Create your account to get started.

3 thoughts on “3 Steps to Renewing a North Carolina Electrical License

  1. It’s interesting to me that you have to spend half of your required hours in education has to be in a classroom. It makes sense though because actual interaction with the curriculum is important in learning it. I also like that it can be a mix of both classroom and online, because being online has its own perks as well.

  2. My NC electrical CEU’s need to be completed by mid/late April. what locations and classes are offered

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