Colorado Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements
- 4,000 hours of residential-only experience earned in no less than 2 years
- 8,000 hours of experience earned in no less than 4 years; of which 4,000 hours must be in commercial/industrial work
- 288 hours of classroom education required for applicants registered as an apprentice; must be documented with a transcript or similar statement
- Graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university AND 2,000 hours of construction experience earned in no less than 1 year
- Graduate of an electrical trade school or community college AND 8,000 hours of experience earned in no less than 4 years
- 2,000 hours of experience earned in no less than 1 year in addition to the Journeyman requirements listed above
- Some hours must be in planning and layout
- Some hours must be supervision* while in possession of a Journeyman Electrician license
*Please note that supervision hours will not be applied to the total number of hours to prevent double credit for work done alongside supervisees.
All Electrician and Electrical Contractor licenses expire on September 30, 2023, and renew every three years.
All Colorado-licensed Residential Wireman, Journeyman, and Master Electricians must complete 24 hours of continuing education each three-year license cycle before renewing their credential. This requirement does not apply for the first renewal of the license for which, as a condition of issuance, the applicant successfully completed a licensing examination.
Continuing education hours must be selected from among the Core Competencies below in any combination. A minimum of four hours is required in National Electrical Code Changes. No more than four hours will be credited in safety courses related to the electrical industry; however, there is not a requirement to take courses in safety training.
- Grounding and Bonding
- National electrical Code changes (minimum of four hours required)
- Wiring methods
- Theory and Calculations
- Safety related to the electrical industry (four hours maximum)
COLORADO Continuing Education Courses
4-Hr Grounding & Bonding 2020
8-Hr 2020 Significant Changes
8-Hr Guide to the NEC 2020
4-Hr NFPA 70E