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The 15-hour Code Update course is written and led by industry expert Robert McGann. Robert has been a certified Master Electrical Inspector for over 25 years, and an electrical educator for over 28 years. His experience and knowledge shine through in his thorough explanations of regulations and code in this video course.
The 6-hour Professional Development course is written by Wayne J. Del Pico, who has more than 38 years of experience in construction project management, scheduling, and estimating, and has been involved in projects throughout most of the United States. His professional experience includes private commercial construction, public construction, retail construction, and residential land development and construction.
The 15-hour Code Update course covers the following topics:
- 237 CMR 17.00: Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)
- 237 CMR 16.00: Business and Other License Procedures
- Applying for an Electrical/Systems Business License
- 237 CMR 18.00: Rules Governing Practice
- 237 CMR 13.00: Eligibility Criteria for Initial Licensure
- 237 CMR 14.00: Examinations for Licensure
- 527 CMR 12.00: Massachusetts Electrical Code (Amendments) & 780 CMR: Massachusetts State Building Code
- NEC Chapter 1: General
- NEC Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection
- NEC Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials
- NEC Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use
- NEC Chapter 5: Special Occupancies
- NEC Chapter 6: Special Equipment
- NEC Chapter 7: Special Conditions
The course includes periodic multiple choice quiz questions throughout each section, to help the student measure his or her comprehension of the topic and to ensure adequate understanding of each section. These quiz questions are placed periodically throughout the video modules. There is no minimum score required on the quiz questions; instead, if you select the wrong answer, the correct answer will be given, and an excerpt of code is shown citing where that topic is covered.
The course concludes with a 50-question multiple choice 'final exam,̓ which will ensure that the student has a thorough understanding of the entire course. If the student answers any of the questions incorrectly, the course will review the specific area of code with the student to improve understanding of that particular topic. Again, there is no minimum score required on the final exam.
The 6-hour Professional Development course covers the following topics:
- Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements
- Basic Contract Content and Development
- Managing Contracts and Invoicing
- Managing and Motivating Employees
- Identifying and Mitigating Project Risk
- Basic Construction Estimating Practice
- Reading and Understanding Plans
- Reading and Understanding Trade Specific Plans
- Managing and Communicating with Clients
- Basic Project Management
- Basic Scheduling Concepts
- Recognizing Environmental Hazards
At Leisure Contractor Licensing brings to you a self-paced, relaxed, easy-to-navigate online alternative to the traditional classroom setting. Authored by an electrical industry expert, our course brings all the benefits of the classroom setting directly to you in the comfort and leisure of your own home, workplace, or anywhere you have internet access. The new age on continuing education is here, for you to complete at your leisure.
Upon completion of the course, your certificate is immediately available for download. At Leisure Contractor Licensing will report your CE hours to the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians.
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Massachusetts Master and Journeyman Electricians are required to complete 21 hours of continuing education in the three-year period before license renewal.
- Of the required 21 clock hours, 15 clock hours shall be on topics related to 527 CMR 12.00: Massachusetts Electrical Code (Amendments), business, law, and related topics with a Provider in an area of study approved by the Board. Courses offered for Master Electricians and Journeyman Electricians shall focus on 527 CMR 12.00 and other laws and regulations as they pertain to Electrical Work.
- Of the required 21 clock hours, six clock hours shall be in areas chosen by the licensee for professional development in the subjects of Electrical Code, business, law, first aid, safety, Building Code, and related topics.
Effective for the 2019 renewal cycle, the Board of State Examiners of Electricians now requires all licensees to renew online through the Division of Professional Licensure's (DPL) e-PLACE Portal. All licensees will receive a renewal notice by mail approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date of July 31st. The renewal notice will contain an authorization code that will allow the license holder to renew through the e-PLACE portal.
If you have not previously renewed your license online, please review the Board's detailed instructions for doing so. Your will need your authorization code and Record ID (license number), which can be obtained from the renewal notice mailed to your address of record. If you do not have a license renewal form or authorization code, please email DPLauthcodes@mass.gov. You must provide the following information to obtain your license Record ID and Authorization Code:
- First & Last Name (for an individual) or Entity Name (for an organization)
- License Number
- Type of License
- Mailing Address
If you have renewed online in prior cycles, please use your previously created logon and password to login to the ePLACE Portal. After logging in, an option to renew should appear to the right of your license information.
If you have any questions, please call the Board office at (617) 727-9931.
When you finish our continuing education course, you will have immediate access to your certificate of completion and At Leisure Contractor Licensing will report your CE hours to the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians. For all courses, you must keep copies of your certificates for 10 years.
In the event your ePLACE Portal Summary of Continuing Education shows 0 Completed Hours BUT your Continuing Education List confirms you have 15 Completed Hours, you will need to contact the Board at (617) 727-9931.
Upon successfully completing the online renewal process and submitting payment, your license will be considered renewed. However, please be aware that it will take approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date that you submit your license online to receive the hard copy of your license in the mail. The hard copy will be sent to your address of record the Board has on file. Please be sure to update your address prior to submitting your renewal. Failure to do so may delay the receipt of the hard copy of your license.
While you are waiting to receive the hard copy of your license, you may verify your license status by using the DPL's Check a License database. For the Board's purposes, you may use a printout of your search result as proof of licensure while you await the hard copy of your license. Please note that the database may take twenty four (24) to forty eight (48) hours to update following the submission of your renewal online. If your information does not update after forty eight (48) hours, please contact the Board office at (617) 727-9931 or email@example.com.
It is the licensee's obligation to provide the Board will a current mailing address where they can reliably receive correspondence from the Board. If you have moved or changed employers within the last year, please review the Board's options to change your address of record.
The Electricians' Board currently has reciprocity with New Hampshire for both Master and Journeyman licenses. Applicants may apply for a Journeyman if they obtained licensure in NH by examination. Applicants may apply for a Master license if they already hold a MA Journeyman license or they may apply for both licenses in MA if they hold both in NH.
Note: Master applicants must document an equivalent 150 hr. Master program completion.
Applications are made online via the e-PLACE portal.
Yes, per the Board regulation your license(s) can only be reinstated by retaking the respective exam. To begin, you need to have the 15 hrs. code class completed. Then you need authorization to the exam vendor so you must complete and submit a request form to the Board office by mail or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The request form is available on the state's website here.
When you receive the authorization information, you can then submit an exam application to PSI to schedule. The application is available here. You will receive an authorization number for each license you want to reinstate.
You must then take each exam and pass it to reinstate that license.