Alabama Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

Required Experience:

  • The required experience to qualify for this examination is in commercial, industrial, or residential.
  • You must have held a supervisory or managerial position for the required amount of time.
  • Maintenance experience of any type will not be counted towards the required amount of time.
  • The applicant must have a minimum 8,000 hours of electrical supervisory experience.

Qualified Education:

  • Applicant may substitute one year of education in electrical curriculum for one-half year electrical experience for a maximum of 2,000 hours of the required 8,000 hours of experience. The applicant must submit a copy of the diploma, certificate, or transcript.
  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 8,000 hours of experience that shows you have the necessary qualifications, training and technical knowledge to install electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment, light, heat or power.
  • A substantial part of the work you performed must have been commercial, industrial or residential.
  • May substitute one year of education in an approved electrical curriculum or apprenticeship program for one thousand hours of electrical experience for a maximum of two thousand hours of the eight thousand hours total required.

Alabama Electrical Contractor and Journeyman Electrician licenses are renewed annually.

Electrical Contractor licensees shall complete, during the two (2) year period (known as an educational period) immediately preceding the license renewal, a total of 14 hours of continuing education. Seven hours must be instruction in NEC/NFPA courses.


PLEASE NOTE: Licensed Journeyman are currently NOT required to submit CE Hours to renew their license.

For questions regarding your state’s CE requirements or licensing, please contact your state board directly.

(406) 444-6880 | Alabama Board Website

ALABAMA Continuing Education Courses

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