Steps to Renew My Massachusetts Electrical License
Step 1 – Create an Account on Massachusetts’ ACA ePLACE
The state of Massachusetts has gone online – this means you will be renewing your electrical license online. In order to have an easy renewal when July comes around, you will want to first Register an Account on the ACA portal.
When you’re ready to register an account, visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ePLACE Portal. First you will agree to the terms to register an account. Then, you will create your login information on the Account Registration page. You will have to create a username and password for the ACA website.
The password has requirements including:
- A minimum of 8 characters
- At least 1 upper-case letter
- At least 1 number
- At least 1 special character
You will also have to include Contact Information, including at least one individual who you would like contacted with any question regarding the application.
Once you have registered an account, you will be notified with the following message: “Congratulations. You have successfully created an account with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ePLACE. You will receive a confirmation by email.”
Now you have an ACA account, but you still will have to link this Portal account to your license record.
Step 2 – Link Your ACA Portal Account to Your License Record
Login to your portal account and click on the Home tab. Under the menu, you will see a header that says “What would you like to do?” Under it, you will see a link to link your account to your license. Select “Link Your License/Permit/Certificate to your portal account” and then click “Continue” at the bottom of the page.
- Select Division of Professional License (DPL) from the drop-down menu of agencies
- Enter your Record ID and the Authorization Code
- Select the “Continue” button
- On the next page, review the information for accuracy and hit “Continue”
- Once you get the “Successfully Submitted” page, you are linked.
Once your license record is linked to your portal, you will see your license listed under the “Manage Licenses, Permits & Certificates” tab.
Step 3 – When Does My Massachusetts Electrical License Expire?
Massachusetts electrical licenses expire every 3 years on July 31st. Massachusetts electrical licenses will expire on July 31, 2019. In order to continue working and keep an active electrical license, you must renew your license before the expiration date.
Step 4 – Complete Massachusetts Electrical Continuing Education
Massachusetts Master and Journeyman electricians are required to complete 21 hours of continuing education every 3 years (15 must be approved MCE hours. The other 6 hours can be professional development.) We recommend starting your Massachusetts electrical continuing education early! JADE Learning offers online courses that enable you to meet your 21-hours of continuing education requirements for only $199. JADE Learning is approved by the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians and a trusted provider since 2017. Our courses are taught by licensed electricians and NEC code experts with decades of electrical experience! Once your courses are completed and paid, you’ll receive your completion certificates in PDF format in a confirmation email. Your hours will be reported to the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians 1-2 business days after your course is completed. Rush reporting means JADE Learning reports hours to the state every business day – and multiple times close to the renewal deadline.
Step 5 – Renew My Massachusetts Electrical License: