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California Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption
Adopted Electrical Code
effective January 1, 2020
California Building Standards Commission
Quick Fact: California is on a three-year code cycle as well. Local jurisdictions are required to enforce the Code as adopted but are allowed to request approval from the CBSC based on local geographic, climactic, or geologic conditions. (Send us an update):
License Renewal & CEU Requirements
Department of Industrial Relations
HOURS REQUIRED: 32
RENEWAL CYCLE: Triennial
RENEWAL DATE: Licensing date
Units of time — Contact Hours. Of the 32 hours, 8 CE hours must be on the currently adopted NEC changes.
Electrical Inspectors? Yes, (ICC, NCCPI, CEI) The state requires all electrical inspectors and electricians to be certified. The State requires certification of inspectors but the enforcement is at the local level, normally the Building Official (BO). Each BO determines what certification they will accept. In many cases, this is the ICC only.
The State only requires certification of electricians working for electrical contractors. Electricians working for other types of contractors, building, sign, swimming pool, or another specialty, are not required to be certified. Currently, there is no enforcement of the certification for electricians.
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
Courses for California:
No courses are currently available online.