Rhode Island
Electrical Licensing & Continuing Education Requirements

Electrical Licensing

Continuing Education

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have at least 12,000 hours (6 years) experience
  • Must have held a Rhode Island Certificate B for two years
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have at least 8,000 hours (4 years) experience as a registered apprentice
  • Must have 576 hours of related instruction
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • License shall include a description of the premises and the content for the equipment therein.
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Provide verification of experience in their respective trade for at least six (6) years
  • Must possess a Rhode Island journeypersons license.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 4,000 hours over a period of not less than two years as a registered limited apprentice
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Provide verification of experience in their respective trade for at least six (6) years
  • Must possess a Rhode Island journeypersons license.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 4,000 hours over a period of not less than two years as a registered limited apprentice
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Provide verification of experience in their respective trade for at least six (6) years
  • Must possess a Rhode Island journeypersons license.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 4,000 hours over a period of not less than two years as a registered limited apprentice
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • License shall include a description of the premises and the content for the equipment therein.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 6,000 hours over a period of time of not less than three (3) years
  • Must successfully complete 144 hours of related instruction per year in an indentured apprenticeship program approved by the Rhode Island department of labor and training
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Provide verification of experience in their respective trade for at least six (6) years
  • Must possess a Rhode Island journeypersons license.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must provide an affidavit or notarized letter from a current and/or prior employer(s) verifying applicant has worked for a recognized lightning protection company for a minimum of 4,000 hours over a period of not less than 2 years
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must currently be a registered contractor in Rhode Island
  • Must meet at least one of the following qualifications:
    • The applicant currently holds a certificate from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) in one of the following areas: PV Installation Professional or Solar Heating Installer Certification (solar hot water). The REP will then be able to install only the technology for which they hold a certificate.
    • The applicant holds a current certification from United Illuminating (UL)’s PV Installer Certification Program. This training is available to members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
    • The applicant holds an Associate’s degree or higher in renewable or solar energy installation (or a related field) from an accredited school (e.g. New England Technical Institute, Rhode Island College, Community College of Rhode Island, etc.).
    • The applicant holds a certificate of training from a manufacturer of a specific technology for the installation of that specific technology (e.g. solar roof shingles). The REP will then be able to install only the technology for which they
      hold a certificate.
    • SEI Solar Professionals Certificate for Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems.
    • The applicant holds a certification from Everblue’s PV Training Program, NABCEP PV Installation Exam Prep course
    • The applicant holds a certificate of completion from the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Solar Ready Vets® program. A certificate of completion from any of the military bases offering this training will be accepted.

Electrical licenses renew every two years on the licensees birthday.

Each “A” and “B” licensee must successfully complete at least fifteen (15) clock hours of continuing education per license renewal.

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

(401) 462-8580 | Rhode Island Board Website

RHODE ISLAND Continuing Education Courses

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