New Hampshire
Electrical Licensing & Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

A Corporation/Partnership applicant must:

  • submit an application and fee
  • employ a licensed master electrician who is directly in charge of the electrical business affairs of the corporation or partnership
  • shall be registered with the NH secretary of state’s office

Each applicant for a license as a master electrician as defined in RSA 319-C:2, V, shall pass the journeyman examination and obtain 2,000 additional hours of field experience as a journeyman in performing electrical installations as defined in RSA 319-C:2, III, prior to being allowed to take the master examination.

Each applicant for a license as a journeyman electrician as defined in RSA 319-C:2, IV, shall:

  1. Obtain 8,000 hours practical or field experience as an apprentice to a journeyman or master electrician licensed by the board; and
  2. At least one of the following:
    • Obtain 600 hours of electrical schooling, including a minimum of 24 hours on electrical safety, either:
      • Accomplished in blocks of 150 hours per year, including a minimum of 6 hours on electrical safety; or
      • By having an associate or higher degree in an electrical curriculum;
    • Have 10 years of experience as a journeyman or master electrician licensed in another jurisdiction; or
    • Have previously taken the journeyman or master exam in NH.

Corporation/Partnership Licenses renew annually.

Master and Journeyman Licenses renew by the last day of the licensees birth month, every 3 years.

Each journeyman or master electrician shall obtain 15 hours of instruction on the following:

  1. The changes to the latest published edition of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code; and
  2. At least one hour of instruction in changes to:
    • RSA 319-C;
    • ELEC 100-400; and
    • The installation concerns for electrical installations, as determined by the board and available on the board’s website under the heading “licensing and installation concerns.”

The requirements in (1) above shall be completed within 12 months from January 1st of the year following the issuance of the latest published edition of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code.

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

(603) 271-0145 | New Hampshire Board Website

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