Electrician - Continuing Education

Hours Required

4 credit hours per year - not required prior to the first renewal Timeline for Completion

All continuing education (CE) hours must be completed by June 30 of each year. Note: This CE completion deadline is 3 months before the renewal deadline. CE is not required to be completed before the first renewal.

Proof of Completion

All credential holders must attest to the completion of their required continuing education (CE) as part of the renewal process. Certificates of completion and other related records should be retained by the credential holder for at least four (4) years in case of audit by the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP).

Course Requirements

Courses must be approved by the CT Electrical Board.

Courses Available

Schools: to offer a course,

  1. Read documentation
  2. Login or create an account at www.elicense.ct.gov
  3. Go to “Initial Application” > Occupational Trades

Failure to Complete

Failure to complete the required continuing education requirements may subject the licensee to civil fines and the revocation or suspension of their license. 


Upon appropriate showing of a bona fide health or other individual hardship, the commissioner may consider an exception to the continuing education requirements. A loss of income resulting from cancellation of a license is not a bona fide hardship.

request a hardship waiver 


For questions, please email dcp.continuingeducation@ct.gov

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. Why is the continuing education (CE) completion deadline earlier than the renewal deadline?

A. As the renewal period begins well before the expiration date, the 3-month offset ensures that all required CE is completed before the renewal period begins.