Thank you so much for your time and class, Mr. Rodriquez. I passed my unlimited exam today. There is no way I could have done it without your class and 500 study questions.
The following links are to National Organizations which may be helpful for you:
National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (has link to find state information on obtaining your PE license)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA books and check on updates to code editions)
Helpful Links for Individual State Requirements
Alabama is on the 2014 NEC® and requires 14 hours of continuing education every two years. 7 of those hours must be an NEC® Code Class. You can carry over up to 6 hours for a two year term. Alabama accepts classroom and online continuing education opportunities. JCR Productions has been approved for all currently offered classes as follows: Review and Renew including 2017 NEC® Changes (8 hours); Review and Renew Online Course (8 hours); Detailed NEC® Workshop (20 hours); Detailed NEC® Workshop-Day 1 (10 hours); Detailed NEC® Workshop-Day 2 (10 hours)
Alabama is reciprocal with Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
The state of Alaska has agreements for Electrical Journeymen with the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.
*Arizona does not have reciprocal agreements with additional states; however, the Registrar may grant a license without examination if they have a classification the Registrar deems comparable in another state.
Arkansas is currently using the 2017 NEC® and requires 8 hours of continuing education on the newest NEC® change. Online and classroom courses are accepted. JCR Productions is an approved provider for Arkansas. *Arkansas has reciprocal agreements with: Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Colorado. A Master reciprocal agreement is with Oregon. Arkansas Electrical Inspection and Licensing Website
*California does not have reciprocal agreements with additional states; however, having a license in another state does qualify you to sit for a California licensing exam.
Colorado is currently on the 2017 NEC® and requires 24 PDU’s every 3 years. (PDU stands for Professional Development Unit and is Colorado’s equivalent to CEU’s.) Class certificates along with course outlines are submitted by individuals when seeking license renewal. Online and classroom classes are OK. CEU and license changes were enacted in July 2017 with the Colorado Board separating the need for continuing education in four areas of competency: Code Update, Grounding and Bonding, Wiring Methods, and Calculations.
All of JCR Production’s workshops have been approved by the Colorado State Electrical Board.
Call the Colorado Licensing Services for Electricians directly to see if your current out-of-state license will be accepted for reciprocity.
*Connecticut does not have any reciprocal agreements with additional states.
Delaware is currently on the 2014 NEC® and requires 10 hours per renewal period (every even year) of continuing education. At least 5 of the 10 hours must be a NEC® Code focused class. Classroom and online courses are accepted. JCR Productions is an approved CE provider for the State of Delaware for all 8+ hour workshops, and we offer an online class option, as well. Reciprocity may be given if your current license has licensure standards “substantially similar” to Delaware’s license standards. State of Delaware-Board of Electrical Examiners Website
District of Columbia
Washington DC does not have any reciprocal arrangements with additional states at this time.
Florida is currently using the 2014 NEC® and requires 14 hours of continuing education every 2 years. Both classroom and online classes are accepted. Florida will be updating to the 2017 NEC effective 12/31/2020.
14 hours of Continuing Education must include:
- 7 hours technical
- 1 hour workers’ compensation
- 1 hour workplace safety
- 1 hour business practices
- 1 hour Florida Building Code advanced module course
- 1 hour Florida Laws
- 2 hours false alarm prevention (for all certified and registered alarm contractors and certified electrical contractors who perform alarm)
- Remaining hours general credit
JCR Productions is an approved classroom and online provider for the 7 technical hours. The online course also provides 1 additional business practice hour.
*While Florida does not have reciprocal arrangements with additional states, they do recognize specific examinations in North Carolina, Georgia and California as meeting one or more of their examinations’ criteria. Call the Florida Board directly for clarification.
Georgia is on the 2017 NEC and requires 4 hours/year on their current code. Electrical professionals self-report their CE hours at time of renewal. All JCR Productions’ classes meet Georgia’s requirements. *Georgia has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. Board for Electrical Contractors Website to print your license, find the fee schedule and get your state questions answered.
*Hawaii does not have reciprocal arrangements with any additional states.
Idaho is on the 2017 NEC® and currently requires 24 hours of continuing education every 3 years with at least 16 of those hours being on code change. JCR is an approved provider for the state of Idaho for all workshops and online/correspondence courses. *Idaho has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Colorado, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Division of Building Safety – Electrical Program – Website
There are no continuing education requirements currently in place.
*No licensing of electricians at a state level, no reciprocal arrangements with additional state.
Iowa is currently using the 2017 NEC® and generally requires 6 hours of continuing education every year (or 18 CEUs every 3 years with at least 6 CEUs on current code change). Requirements are tiered based on how long each individual has had their electrical license. Continuing Education must be in-person attendance only.
JCR Productions is an approved provider for Iowa with the following approved courses:
- Detailed 2017 NEC-Wiring Methods and General Code Applications – 8 CEUs
- Detailed 2017 NEC-Navigation and Calculations – 10 CEUs
- Review and Renew including 2017 NEC Changes – 8 CEUs
*Iowa has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
*Since Kansas does not have statewide licensing for electrical professionals, it has no reciprocal arrangements with additional states.
Kentucky will begin using the 2014 NEC® (although the adoption process is underway for 2017 adoption) and requires 6 continuing education hours each year (no banking/carryover hours). The focus of these hours (business-CE vs. code-ME) depends on electrical license level held. All of JCR Productions workshop and online courses are approved for Master Electricians (ME licenses). *Kentucky does not have any reciprocal arrangements with additional states. Public Protection Cabinet-Dept of Housing, Buildings and Construction Website
Louisiana is on the 2014 NEC® and requires residential building contractors to have 6 hours of continuing education every year. JCR Productions, Inc. is an approved provider for all courses with Louisiana. *Louisiana has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. State Licensing Board Website
Maine has reciprocal arrangements with the following states for the following licensure:
- Master: New Hampshire and Vermont
- Journeyman: Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon and Vermont
Maryland is moving to the 2017 NEC® as of January 2020 and requires 10 hours of continuing education every 2 years on the existing or an updated code with at least 5 of the 10 CE hours being completed in a classroom setting. JCR Productions, Inc. is an approved provider for the State of Maryland. Counties may require separate approval. Maryland requires proof of competency at the end of each class. You will be provided with a 15 question competency NEC® based quiz to complete prior to receiving your MD license. *Maryland has reciprocal arrangements with Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing Cecil County: Department of Permits and Inspections The State Board of Master Electricians issues only one license, Master Electrician. In Maryland the actual performance license to perform electrical work is issued by each of the local jurisdictions. Many of the local jurisdictions do issue additional categories of electrical licenses. All of these licenses are LESSER than a Master Electrician. For example some jurisdictions may issue a “general electrician”, “limited electrician”, or “low voltage” license as examples. If an individual was interested in obtaining a lesser license than a master electricians license, then it would be necessary to contact the local jurisdiction where you would anticipate working and determine if they offer a lesser license and the qualifications. Not all jurisdictions offer a lesser license. In those jurisdictions that do not, an individual would need a master electricians license to perform any electrical work.
*reciprocal with New Hampshire
*Michigan has no reciprocal arrangements with additional states.
JCR Productions is currently in the process of submitting a Minnesota CE approval application for all our of workshops and online course. In the meantime, we can provide you with a document to submit your own Minnesota hours in upon request.
*Minnesota has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming
Master: Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota
*The Mississippi State Board of Contractors has reciprocal agreements with Alabama General Contractors Board, Alabama Electrical Contractors Board, Alabama Heating and Air Contractors Board, Arkansas Contractors Board, Georgia Board of Residential and General Contractors, Louisiana Contractors Board, North Carolina Electrical Contractors Board, South Carolina Contractors Board and Tennessee Contractors Board. If you have held a license in one of these states for three (3) consecutive years, the board may waive your trade exam. However, the Mississippi Law and Business Management exam is mandatory.
Missouri has no statewide adoption of the NEC nor has any continuing education requirements. However, individual jurisdictions may set electrical licensing requirements. Currently, the state is reviewing this rule and has drafted proposed regulations to implement a statewide licensing system for electricians. Missouri Division of Professional Registration Website
*Montana has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
*Nebraska has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Texas and Wyoming. Visit their “Reciprocal Arrangements” webpage to get the specifics on reciprocity for specific licenses.
*Nevada does not have any reciprocal arrangements with any states.
*New Hampshire has reciprocal arrangements with Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. They have reciprocal agreements for Journeyman licensees only with: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, North Dakota, Utah, South Dakota and Wyoming.
New Jersey is currently using the 2014 NEC® and requires 34 hours of continuing education every 3 years with at least 9 hours on the current code and 1 hour on state laws. Classroom attendance is required and the hours are not intended to be achieved all in one workshop (so plan ahead).
JCR Productions was an approved provider in the State of New Jersey; however, since Jeff’s passing we are in a pending status while Victor Ring is being approved by their board’s proceedings. Feel free to contact us directly to see if approval has been received…
*New Jersey does not have reciprocity with any other state.
JCR Productions is currently seeking approval for workshops and online course content with New Mexico. Please call our office for our current status.
*New Mexico has reciprocity arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Texas and Wyoming.
*New York does not have reciprocal arrangements with any other states.
North Carolina is currently using the 2017 NEC®. NC requires 8 hours of continuing education is required annually (4 hours for low-voltage and some speciality licenses) with at least half of the CE hours being obtained in a workshop/classroom setting. Licensed electricians may bank up to 24 hours of CE credit. All JCR Productions, Inc. workshops are approved in NC. *NC has reciprocal licensing agreements with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and now Tennessee.
- NC Board of Alarms Website
- NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors Website
- NC Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors Website
- NC Board for Plumbing, Heating Fire Sprinkler Contractors Website
- NC General Contractors Board Website
- Contractor’s Exam Preparation Course Referral Website
- NC Office of the State Fire Marshall (Department of Insurance) Website
- NC Refrigeration Board of Examiners Website
ND has reciprocal arrangements with the following states –
Master: Minnesota, South Dakota
Journeyman: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Utah, South Dakota and Wyoming
Ohio is currently using the 2017 NEC® for commercial and 2014 NEC® for residential. Ohio requires 8 hours of continuing education every year with at least 5 being on the code. However, if you have renewed your license late in the past or have any other issue with the board, you may need to have 10 CEUs to renew your license. We always recommend checking with the board before committing to an 8 CEU workshop first. Ohio accepts continuing education which has been conducted in a classroom setting only and all of JCR’s workshops have been approved for the state of Ohio. *Ohio has reciprocal arrangements with Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Ohio Department of Commerce website
*Oklahoma has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming.
JCR Productions is not currently an approved CE Provider in the state of Oregon.
*Oregon has reciprocal arrangements with the following states:
- Masters: Arkansas & Utah
- Journeyman: Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Utah & Wyoming
*Rhode Island does not have reciprocity with any additional states.
*SC has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Alabama; Georgia; Mississippi; North Carolina; Ohio; Reading, Pennsylvania; Tennessee; and Texas. Contact the board for specifics regarding which license level is acceptable with each state.
*SD has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Check reciprocal arrangements for descriptions of acceptable licensing levels.
*TN has reciprocal arrangements with the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Ohio. Visit the Department of Commerce and Industry’s website to learn more about Tennessee’s reciprocity.
Texas is currently using the 2017 NEC® and requires 4 hours of continuing education (CE) every year. CE must include the current code, Texas Law and safety and online and classroom setting courses are accepted. 4 hours of Continuing Education must include: • Current National Electrical Code • Safety • Texas Rules and Regulations JCR Productions is an approved provider (#2117) for:
- Review and Renew including Code Changes (course #20214)
- Applied for Detailed NEC® Workshop (course #20215)
Additional State Reporting includes a workshop (listed above) and a 30 minute online course on Texas rules and regulations. A certificate of completion is emailed upon the completion of both elements of the course. Texas has reciprocity agreements with the following states: Master Electrician – Louisiana (state contractors license) and North Carolina (master electrician or unlimited electrical contractor) Journeyman Electrician – Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming TDLR: Electrical Licensing Website
Utah is currently using the 2017 NEC® Commercial and 2014 NEC® Residential. Utah requires 16 hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years with at least 12 hours must be on the code. JCR Productions is an approved CEU provider for Utah with both online and classroom settings are accepted. *Utah has reciprocal arrangements with the following states:
- Master: Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming
- Journeyman: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming
*Vermont currently has reciprocity with Maine and New Hampshire for both Master and Journeyman licensees.
Virginia adopted the 2014 NEC® and requires 3 hours of continuing education every two years for Journeyman and Master Electricians to cover any updates to the NEC® All JCR Production’s Workshops are approved as meeting the 3 CEUs for Virginia including a 3 CEU timed online course. *Virginia has reciprocity arrangements with Maryland and North Carolina. Virginia Board for Contractors Website
*Washington State does not have reciprocity with any additional states.
*West Virginia has reciprocity arrangements with the following states:
- Virginia – Master and Journeyman Classifications
- Ohio – Master Classification
- North Carolina – Master Classification
- Kentucky – Master and Journeyman Classifications
- Maryland – Master Classification
- WV Division of Labor, Contractor’s Board – Master Classification
*There are currently no reciprocal arrangements with any additional state(s).
*Wyoming has reciprocal arrangements for Journeyman licenses with Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
“I have to say, Jeff, throughout my entire apprenticeship and journeyman education, I have never been taught the Code like JCR teaches it. It was eye opening. Your methods should be standard throughout the electrical community. If I had been taught the Code like that from the beginning, I would have understood its purpose a great deal more.”
“You are a Master Teacher. I learned how your materials really work. With your test I scored 86% and on the State test I scored 86%. Your Electrical Code Workshop material is like a short NEC book, and your 500 Sample Examination Question are a special value. They really work!”
Electrical Safety Foundation International: non-profit raising awareness of electrical safety
Independent Electrical Contractors: provides information for running your electrical business; has an apprentice program
Institute of Electrical and Electrical Engineers: reports on important developments in technology and engineering
International Association of Electrical Inspectors: has information for people serving as an electrical inspector
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers: labor union for electrical professionals
National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association: the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers
Underwriters Laboratories: global independent safety science company
“You can count me as another satisfied customer. I took your class in Raleigh back in April and took and passed my exam yesterday. Your class and practice tests you sold were invaluable. When you and your wife said my score would be within 3 points of the practice tests I was a little skeptical. Now I am a true believer.
My average score on your tests was 84, and I scored an 84 on my final exam. I honestly never thought I would be able to pass my exam the first time taking it, and I don’t think I would have had it not been for your class and study guide. Thank you Thank you Thank you!”