Colorado Electrical Board
Electrical Frequently Asked Questions
Information about the Electrical Board including licensure, permits, and much more.
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All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at for assistance.


Given the current COVID-19 state of emergency, processing times for permit applications submitted via U.S. mail may be delayed by up to 5-7 business days. We are encouraging all individuals requesting an electrical or plumbing inspection to submit their permit applications using our online system. Online permit submissions are processed in the system immediately upon payment.

For any questions regarding the online system please contact

Welcome to the Electrical Homepage

The State Electrical Board licenses, registers, and regulates electricians, apprentices, and electrical contractors. The Board does not regulate communication systems, elevators or passenger conveyors, bridge or highway projects, or data processing systems. The Board's mission is to protect the health and safety of the people of Colorado by enforcing the state electrical statutes. The Board conducts regular inspections of the installations it regulates, and reviews special requests for exceptions to the code.

The Board is made up of nine professional and public members appointed by the governor.

Program Information

Board Members

Joyce J. Young, Program Director

Board Officers:

  • Gina Cullen, Chair
    Master Electrician

  • Joseph Montoya, Vice-Chair
    Building Official

  • Christopher Butler
    Public at Large

  • Monique Cisneros
    Journeyman Electrician

  • Chad Deyle
    Public at Large

  • Richard King
    Electrical Utilities

  • John Mullen
    Public at Large

  • Barbara Myrick
    General Contractor

  • James Selecky
    Electrical Contractor with Master Electrician

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - May 27, 2020 at 9:00am

The State Electrical Board (Board) will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider the permanent adoption of the proposed changes to Rule 1.2 (Standards). These changes are proposed following the changes made to the National Fire Protection Association standard number 70 ("National Electrical Code").  

To learn how to participate and more information please review the Rulemaking Hearing Public Notice.


Stakeholder Meeting - 3/16/2020

The State Electrical Board (Board) held a Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the proposed changes to Rule 1.2 (Standards), as a result of the changes made to the National Fire Protection Association standard number 70 (hereafter referred to as the National Electrical Code).  

Proposed Rule

A copy of the proposed draft rule is available for download


Listen to Meeting.


Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes


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