Renew Your Electrician's Certificate
An electrician's certificate must be renewed every 3 years. 24 hours of continuing education is required for renewal.
What you need to do
- Make sure you have completed 24 hours of continuing
education courses or units (CEUs).
8 of those hours must be code update and 4 hours must be RCW/WAC review.
- Your continuing education credits are recorded by your course provider.
- Electricians who renew without the required CEUs will be renewed to an inactive status, which means you cannot work as an electrician.
- Make sure you don't have any outstanding, unpaid citations with L&I.
- Download and complete the application.
- Pay the renewal fee, before your expiration date. See the consequences of late renewal here.
If you are renewing after your expiration date and your renewal is not more than 90 days late
- If you pay before your expiration date:
- The online renewal fee is $72.70.
- If paying in person or by mail the renewal fee is $83.50.
- (You are responsible to ensure that the department receives your renewal application materials before your expiration date.)
You cannot renew if you are more than 90 days late
- The online renewal fee is $145.50.
- If paying in person or by mail the renewal fee is $167.20.
, You must take the exam to reinstate your electrician certificate.
Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44460
Olympia WA 98504-4460
- Submit your application, fee, and experience one of the following 3 ways:
What L&I will do
- Verify that the following information is on file with the department:
- All necessary application information.
- Sufficient continuing education credits to meet the requirement.
- Within 5 days after we receive the information listed above, L&I will do one of the following:
- Send your certificate.
— OR —
- Notify you of the action taken on your application.