Minnesota Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

To qualify for the Minnesota Master Electrician Exam, you must have:

  • a degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university,

OR

  • five years (60 months) of experience including:
    • planning for the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
      • minimum experience of two months, maximum credit allowance of 12 months;
    • laying out for the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
      • minimum experience of two months, maximum credit allowance of 12 months;
    • supervising the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
      • minimum experience of two months, maximum credit allowance of 12 months;
    • wiring for and installing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment:
      • minimum experience of 12 months, maximum credit allowance of 48 months;
    • maintaining and repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment:
      • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of 24 months;
    • line work:
      • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of three months;
    • installing elevators:
      • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of six months;
    • wiring and maintaining technology circuits or systems:
      • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of six months; and
    • wiring and maintaining process control circuits or systems

To qualify for the Minnesota Journeyman Electrician Exam, you must have:

  • minimum of 48 months work experience, including:
      • planning for the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of zero months;
      • laying out for the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of zero months;
      • supervising the installation of wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, and power:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of zero months;
      • wiring for and installing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment:
        • minimum experience of 24 months, maximum credit allowance of 48 months;
      • maintaining and repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of 24 months;
      • line work:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of three months;
      • installing elevators:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of six months;
      • wiring and maintaining technology circuits or systems:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of six months;
      • wiring and maintaining process control circuits or systems:
        • minimum experience of zero months, maximum credit allowance of 12 months; and
      • A maximum of one year of experience credit will be allowed for the successful completion of a two-year, post high school electrical course approved by the board.

Master Electrician licenses expire on the last day of February of each odd-numbered year.

Journeyman Electrician licenses expire every two years at the end of the month in which the license was originally issued.

To renew your Master Electrician or Journeyman Electrician license, complete 16 hours of DLI-approved continuing education (12 hours relating to the National Electrical Code and four hours of non-code content).

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

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