Continuing Education Information for Providers

Continuing Education or Basic Trainee Classroom courses are required for individuals in the electrical industry to maintain their certification.

Course providers are required to send course information and instructor qualifications to L&I for approval.

Getting a new course approved or renewing an existing course

Fill out the electrical education course application (F500-068-000) and send it to L&I with the required fee.

Getting a new instructor approved or renewing an existing instructor

Fill out the electrical education instructor application form (F500-090-000) and send it to L&I with the required fee.

Courses and instructors are typically approved for a 3-year period. Course providers are required to use the Trades Education Roster Recording System (TERRS) to provide L&I with a finalized roster of attendees within 7 days of the course completion date.

Get instructions on the use of the TERRS system and its recent updates (1.3 MB PDF).

What is the difference between continuing education and basic trainee classroom instruction?

Continuing education courses can be credited to electricians, master electricians, and administrators.

Basic Trainee Classroom courses are the only types of course that can be credited to an electrical trainee to meet renewal requirements and educational requirement for electrical examination approval. These types of courses are restricted to the classroom based environment. Electricians, administrators, and master electricians who take these types of courses will be credited as industry related instruction.

Complete information regarding continuing education and basic classroom instruction courses for the electrical trade can be found within the Washington Administrative Code 296-46B-970 (app.leg.wa.gov) regarding Electrical Continuing Education.

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