Department of Labor & Industries Electrical Licensing & Certification
Mailing Address: P.O Box 44000, Olympia, WA 98504-4000
Physical Address: 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501-5414
Ph: (360)902-5269 Fax: (360)902-5296
Electrical trainees must work under the supervision of a Journeyman, Master or Specialty Electrician while they are gaining the required hours of experience to become certified as a Journeyman or Specialty Electrician. Trainees must renew their trainee cards every two years until they pass the state exam to become a Journeyman, Master or Specialty Electrician.
courses not accepted to renew — that's sixteen (16) hours for each year of the prior two-year certification period. RCW 19.28.161(2) Effective July 1, 2014 Electrical trainees will be required to have 48 hours of basic classroom education to renew/activate.
If you are an Electrical Administrator, Electrician or Master Electrician, you are required to take 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals: