Continuing Education Requirements for Wisconsin Electricians

 

To renew your Wisconsin electrical license:

  1. Complete your continuing education
  2. Submit your renewal fee to the state

The state of Wisconsin requires all Electricians to obtain continuing education in order to renew their license. Your license type will dictate the number of hours and how frequently you are required to renew. Here are the hours and renewal requirements of the most popular electrical licenses in Wisconsin:

  • Journeyman Electrician – 24 hours every 4 years
  • Master Electrician – 24 hours every 4 years
  • Master Electrician, Residential – 18 hours every 4 years
  • Journeyman Electrician, Industrial – 18 hours every 4 years
  • Journeyman Electrician, Residential – 18 hours every 4 years
  • Registered Electrician – 24 hours every year.

When you complete one of our continuing education courses, you will receive a certificate of completion for your records. We will then submit the continuing education hours directly to the state.

The state will send out a renewal notice in the mail around 1-2 months before your license expiration date. Once you have completed your continuing education, you can send in your renewal fee to the state. You can mail in your renewal to:

Department of Safety and Professional Services
Trades Credentialing Unit
PO Box 78780
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0780

 

You can also renew your license online using the Department of Safety and Professional Services’ online portal.

The renewal fee is based on your license type. You can view the Trades Renewal Dates and Fees schedule on the state’s website here.

FAQs

How do I know how many hours I need to renew?

You can look up your license information using the License Look-Up page on the state’s website. Enter your credential number and click on your name. Here you can view your CE hours and expiration date.

Do I have to report my continuing education hours to the state of Wisconsin?

No. We report continuing education hours for you to the WI DSPS on a daily basis.

Do I receive anything after I complete the electrical course online?

Yes. We will send you a certificate of completion for the electrical courses you complete to hold onto for your records.

What if I still have questions about completing my Wisconsin electrical continuing education courses?

No problem. Just call our continuing education specialists at (262) 409-4282 with any questions.

Who can I contact at the state if I have questions?

You can contact the Department of Safety and Professional Services by phone at 608-266-2112, or by email at DSPSCredTrades@wisconsin.gov.