How Do I Renew My Kentucky Electrical License?


By: JADE Learning | Apr 26, 2019

Electricians in the state of Kentucky must take some steps every year in order to renew their electrical license. JADE Learning can guide you through the process one step at a time and make sure your electrical license is properly renewed on time so you may continue working without interruption.

Renewing Your Electrical License in Kentucky

Step 1: Check your license renewal date.

Electrical licenses in Kentucky are only valid for one year, meaning each license must be renewed within 1 year’s time. Check your license for the date of issue, or look your license up online using the portal on the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (KY DHBC) website.

Step 2: Complete your Kentucky electrical continuing education.

All electricians in the state of Kentucky are required to complete at least 6 hours of continuing education every year in order to renew their Kentucky electrical license. Electricians holding both an  ME/EE and a CE license must complete 12 hours of continuing education each year.


License Type Hours on NEC Hours on Business Hours on Safety
ME / EE 4 – 6 0 0 – 2
CE 0 4 – 6 0 – 2


All required hours may be completed through JADE Learning. Our courses are taught entirely online where you can start and stop as you wish and your progress will be saved for you when you’re ready to resume. Work across multiple devices from desktops and laptops to tablets and even smartphones. JADE Learning’s continuing education allows you to renew your electrical license when you want, where you want.

Our courses are taught by other licensed electricians and NEC code experts with decades of experience and all of our course materials have been approved by the KY DHBC. Choose from a variety of electrical courses dedicated to topics including:

  • NEC Changes
  • Commercial and Industrial Wiring
  • Equipment Grounding and Bonding
  • Installation Services
  • Electrical Safety
  • Project Management
  • And more

All courses are free to begin and you’ll only pay to have your hours reported to the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction  upon successful completion of the course.

Step 3: Send in your renewal application.

When you complete your continuing education hours, we will rush report them to the Kentucky Department of Housing, Building, and Construction  for you. After waiting a couple of days to allow the state of Kentucky to process your hours, send in your electrical license renewal application along with your renewal fee. More information can be found on the official website of the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction.

Don’t hesitate if you have any further questions about how to renew your electrical license in the state of Kentucky. JADE Learning has helped over 150,000 electricians renew their licenses over more than 20 years and we’re committed to helping you, too. Create your account to get started.

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