An Electrical Trainee's certificate must be renewed every two (2) years.
Classes are good for three years from initial approval. Check the list and verify the course will not expire before you complete it. Approved basic trainee classes include:
Basic Trainee Classroom Education. (144 KB PDF). Check carefully, some classes may have expired.
Electrical trainees must complete 32 hours of basic trainee classes in order to renew/activate. Effective July 1, 2013, electrical trainees will be required to complete 48 hours of basic trainee classes to renew/activate. See: The number of hours required for renewal will be changing in 2013. (41 KB PDF).
See more information regarding the changes for educational requirements for electrical trainees (130 KB PDF).
The basic trainee classes approved for electrical trainee renewal are different from the continuing education courses approved for electricians, electrical administrators and master electricians. Make sure the classes you take for your electrical trainee renewal are approved as “Basic Trainee Classes.” No first aid or internet or correspondence-based courses will be credited toward renewal.
Note: Courses approved for electrician, electrical administrator and master electrician renewal requirements will not be credited to an electrical trainee certificate.
You can renew up to 90 days before your training certificate expires. Even if you have not completed the required basic trainee classes as your renewal date approaches, you can submit your renewal application and fee to L&I.
Your certificate will become inactive. Inactive status allows you to avoid the late penalty that results from being late.
You cannot, however, work on any electrical job without an active training certificate on your person. You must complete the required hours of basic trainee classes and your class provider must post your credits to the L&I Trades Education Roster Reporting System before your active training certificate can be issued.
Basic Trainee Class and instructor applications: