Maryland Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption
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Maryland Continuing Education Requirements and NEC Adoption

Adopted Electrical Code

effective January 1, 2016

Office of the State Fire Marshal 
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 653-8980 / (800) 525-3124
(517) 241-9313 

Quick Fact: Maryland’s State Fire Marshal’s office adopted the NEC-2014 and it applies to state-owned facilities and to any jurisdictions that have never adopted a statute to govern electrical work. Local jurisdictions that have adopted their own code include:

  • Division of Labor and Industry — NEC-2017
  • Prince George’s County — NEC-2014
  • Frederick County — NEC-2014, effective August 15, 2015
  • Baltimore County — NEC-2017, effective August 31, 2017
  • City of Baltimore — NEC-2014
  • Anne Arundel County — NEC-2014, effective March 19, 2016
  • Queen Annes County — NEC-2017, effective April 1, 2017
  • Charles County — NEC-2014, effective August 3, 2015

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License Renewal & CEU Requirements

Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation
Board of Master Electricians
500 North Calvert St., Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 230-6231



RENEWAL DATE: Licensure date
Units of timeContact Hours. Of the 10 hours, they can be based on any article or update to the National Electrical Code or on any code or standard of NFPA that relates to the provision of electrical services. At least 5 of the 10 hours must be taken in a classroom setting.
Reciprocates — The Board issues licenses through reciprocity to individuals holding a current master electrician’s license in the states of either Delaware or Virginia. Currently there is not reciprocity with licensees from other states. The Board issues license, through reciprocity to individuals, who hold a current master electrician’s license in one of the Maryland counties or Baltimore City.
For additional licensing information, please contact the state board or local jurisdiction in which you reside.
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