Nebraska Electrical Licensing
& Continuing Education Requirements
- Be a graduate of a four-year electrical course in an accredited college or university, and have at least one year experience acceptable to the board, as a licensed journeyman electrician
- Have at least five years experience, acceptable to the board, in planning for, laying out, supervising, and installing wiring apparatus, or equipment for electrical light, heat, and power.
- Have at least four years experience, acceptable to the board, in the electrical trade. Registration as an apprentice electrician for those years shall, on the approval of the board, constitute evidence of such experience. (Please refer to 81-2113 of the Nebraska State Electrical Act for further requirements.)
- One year of work experience credit will be given for completion of a two-year post-high school electrical course with a degree in electrical technology. One year of work experience credit may be given for qualified electrical experience gained in military service.
A person may register with the board and pay a fee as provided in section 81-2118 to work as an apprentice electrician.
All electrical licenses and apprentice registrations issued by the State Electrical Board expire on December 31 of even-numbered years.
In order to renew any license, the holder must provide a certificate for proof of attendance of at least 12 hours of continuing education approved by the State Electrical Board, with at least six of those hours on the National Electrical Code.
These hours are not required to renew an apprentice registration.