Electrical Board: Continuing Education

Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1073 into law on April 15, 2016. This law replaces the Electrical Continued Competency (CC) program with a requirement of 24 hours of continuing education to be completed each renewal period. The CC Assessment will no longer be administered.

All licensed electricians must complete 24 hours of continuing education before renewing in September 2020.  This requirement does not apply for the first renewal of the license for which, as a condition of issuance, the applicant successfully completed a licensing examination.  Continuing education hours must be selected from among the Core Competencies below in any combination. A minimum of four hours is required in National Electrical Code Changes. No more than four hours will be credited in safety training and hours are not required to be completed in safety training.

    A.  Grounding and Bonding

    B.  National electrical Code changes (four hours minimum required)

    C.  Wiring methods

    D.  Theory and calculations

    E.  Safety related to the electrical industry (four hours maximum)

*All courses must be taken with an approved provider (found in the link below).

Audits of compliance will be conducted after each renewal cycle ends.*

Please retain all copies of your completed certificates for seven (7) years, in the event you are selected for audit review.

Electrical Continuing Education Approved Providers

Please see the CE Approved Provider List to view a list of approved continuing education providers, along with approved courses. Please contact the individual providers directly if you have questions or would like to schedule courses.

Colorado Continuing Education Vendor Applications

Applications are now available for the vendors and instructors wishing to be on the Colorado Electrical Board's "Approved List" for continuing education classes. Only vendors, teachers and classes pre-approved by the Board will be accepted for Colorado's Continuing Education credits. Colorado requires a separate application for instructors. All instructors must be sponsored and attached to a qualified and approved vendor as a requirement for application.

To use these applications in fillable format, you must first download the application to your computer. Please submit the application(s) via email to dora_dpo_continuedcompetency@state.co.us (preferred) or mail to:

c/o Continuing Competency
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Contact Information
Electrical Board: Continuing Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2363| Fax: 303-894-0329 | Email: dora_dpo_continuedcompetency@state.co.us