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Renew your Electrical Trainee's certificate

Electrical Training certificates must be renewed every 2 years. 48 hours of approved Basic Trainee Classroom Instruction is required for renewal.

What you need to renew

  1. Renew before your card expires so you don't get caught on the job without a current card. If you are found on the job without a current card, you will be subject to a citation. If you don’t renew on or before your expiration date, a late renewal fee will be charged.
  2. Contact the Electrical program directly before attempting to renew online:
  3. Make sure you don't have any outstanding, unpaid citations with L&I.
  4. Make sure that the basic trainee classroom education credits required for renewal are on record with L&I.
  5. Be prepared to submit documentation of your work experience, if you have it, when you apply for renewal. If you apply in person or by mail, submit any Affidavits of Experience with your application. Mail them within 30 days if you apply online. Send them to the L&I Electrical Program, P.O. Box 44460, Olympia, Washington 98504-4460.
    Note: Any Affidavits of Experience received after 30 days will require an additional processing fee of $51.20
  6. Be prepared to pay the renewal fee:
  7. If you do not renew on or before your expiration date you will be charged a late renewal fee:
  8. Submit your renewal application, fee, and experience documentation one of the following 3 ways:

    Before you apply online, you will need to have the following:

  9. Then mail your Affidavits of Experience to L&I's Electrical Program at the address indicated on the form.
    — OR —

    Mail your fee, your application/renewal form and any Affidavits of Experience to L&I's Electrical Program at the address indicated on the form. Payment can by made by check or money order.
    — OR —

    Go to one of L&I's service locations where you can pay your fee and submit your application/renewal form and any Affidavits of Experience. You can pay by Cash, Check, Money order or Credit Card in our field service locations)

Note: Fees are nonrefundable after certificate has been issued. Refund requests must be made in writing to L&I before that time. Mail to L&I Electrical Program, P.O. Box 44460, Olympia, Washington 98504-4460.

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