California Electrician Continuing Education

JADE Learning's
California Electrician Continuing Education CE Courses

What is the current CA electrician certification law?
The current certification law was passed in 2001 and requires all electricians who work for C-10 Contractors and who make connections of greater than 100 volt amps to be certified by the state. To become certified, an electrician must pass a certification examination and have the required experience - between 4,000 and 8,000 hours of work, depending on the license.

Certification expires three years from its effective date. In order to renew, a certified electrician must work 2,000 hours in the industry and take 32 hours of continuing education.

When do I have to renew my certification?
You must renew before your certification expiration. Certification expires three years from the effective date. The expiration date is located on an individual’s certification card.

What do I need to renew my certification?
1. You must work at least 2,000 hours in the industry.
2. You must take 32 hours of continuing education relevant to your category of certification.

Are these courses "approved"?
As of November 9, 2009 the California Department of Industrial Relations will accept certificates from JADE Learning as proof of having completed the continuing education requirement for licensed electrical journeymen.

JADE Learning is a private educational company under contract with the Sacramento County Office of Education to offer continuing education classes. We have met all the requirements of the Department of Industrial Relations for continuing education providers.

*JADE Learning is now listed on the Department of Industrial Relations's website officially as:
"A state-licensed private post-secondary institution under contract with a public educational institution."

What courses qualify for my continuing education hours?
Any courses that are relevant to your category of electrician certification.

What is the penalty if my certification is not valid?
If you are not currently certified and you are found working, you will be prohibited from taking the test for certification for a period of five years. If your certification is fraudulent, it will be suspended or revoked.


Whats the difference?

JADE Learning's Electrician Continuing Education Courses . . .
the best choice around

Straightforward read-then-answer style courses let you learn something new, test your comprehension of it, then move on to the next topic. No hours and hours of reading with a long test at the end.

You will find our courses to be some of the lowest-priced, as well as the most vibrant and professionally done. We aim for our courses to be as enjoyable as possible while fulfilling the Department of Industrial Relations's requirements for license renewal.

I signed up for 32 hrs training for electrical for California. I want to thank you for this online course. The whole process was easy, from visiting your site to setting up an account.

I especially like the way you teach online with the way you present an example before the question. I also like the pictures and explanation to codes, they are very well written for me.

Carlos Jimenez - CA Journeyman Electrician

Consider the following benefits of taking a course with JADE Learning.

JADE Learning website I just wanted to let you know I believe you have the most professional, well presented, and beneficial Continuing Education website I have seen.

It is quite obvious some other sites are out there just to make a profit; however, your site consistently offers well thought out questions and valuable instructional material.

I don't view participating in your online courses as a 'chore' necessary to maintain my license but more as an 'opportunity' to increase my knowledge of the electrical trade. Again, many thanks for your dedicated efforts!

Tracy Sapp - Owner, Superior Home Wiring

What's going on right now in California?

California NEC Code Changes License Renewal Package
California Electrician Homestudy License Renewal Package
From the DIR and the NEMA code updates: "Effective January 1, 2011, the certification exam will use the NEC 2008 code book."

This means the 2008 National Electrical Code will be enforced starting 1/1/2011, Get started now!
Prefer a Homestudy? This is all you will need to renew your certification.
They are out now!

Download and print a California electrician homestudy, or
Call us at 1-800-443-5233 and we will mail you a copy!

JADE Learning knows how important customer support is when in an online environment. Customer support is available via email and phone. Fill out a contact form or email us anytime at Call us at 1(800)443-5233 - our business hours are Monday to Friday, 4:00AM to 3:00PM (PST). After hours? Leave us a message and we'll get back to you.

Thank you for selecting JADE Learning as your continuing education provider.