Interactive Map: Hawaii

Who is the governing agency?

State of Hawaii
Board of Electricians and Plumbers
PO BOX 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-3000


There is no statewide licensing for Locksmiths.


What are the initial requirements for a Journey Worker Specialty Electrician?

Hawaii does not reciprocate with any jurisdiction.

Journey worker specialty electrician means any person who has been licensed by the board as a journey worker specialty electrician to perform electrical work related to installing, repairing, altering and maintaining but not attachment of lighting and power circuit to the following: electronic equipment, sound public address systems, and communication systems other than equipment and systems for a single-family or two-family dwelling; master or communication radio and television receiving antenna systems; sound recording systems, other than systems for a single-family or two-family dwelling; burglar and fire alarm systems; low voltage remote control, other than a control for a single-family or two-family dwelling; and low voltage communication signal systems.

An applicant must:

– show proof of 3 years of experience, but not less than 6000 hours of experience in the trade

– show proof of satisfactory completion as accepted by a University of Hawaii Community College offering an appropriate program of study of 120 hours of electrical academic coursework

Act 35, SLH 2010 requires all Journey worker and maintenance electricians to provide verification of completion of electrical academic coursework conducted or accepted by a University of Hawaii Community College.

Currently, the University of Hawaii Community College system has deemed only one other update course equivalent to their own; The Hawaii Electricians Training Fund. Further inquiries regarding equivalency courses should be directed to the Honolulu Community College.

What are the educational requirements of the State?

All Electrician licenses, regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal on or before June 30, every three years (triennial renewal) beginning June 1996. All licensed electricians, will need to provide proof of completing the continued competency requirement at the time of renewal.

All Elite CEU license specific coursework is approved by NICET for the renewal of NICET Certifications. To update your NICET Certification, review our Fire Systems Category or Industry Code Category for applicable coursework. Remember, this is not a State specific Certification, and our coursework is approved across State lines. For up to date information and requirements for your Certification renewal, you can visit the NICET website here.

All Elite CEU Inc. courses and Certifications are available for General Education.

Elite CEU courses are not approved for CE’s.