Interactive Map: Washington

Who is the governing agency?

Washington State Dpt. of Labor and Industries

Website:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Electrical Section
P.O. Box 44460
Olympia, WA 98501
Chief Electrical Inspector: (360) 902-5249
Fax (360) 902-5229
Website

Licensing and General Information
General Info: (360) 902-5249
Fax (360) 902-5296
Supervisor: (360) 902-6278
Website

 

What are the initial requirements for a low voltage license?

You must have a valid Washington State electrical certificate or license to do electrical work in Washington State. Electrical work has a broad definition and covers a wide range of electrical activities.

 

Apply for an Electrical Trainees’ Certificate

What you have to do:

  1. Make sure you meet the minimum age requirements for working on a construction site. You must be 16 years or older. (Contact Employment Standards for more information regarding minors working on construction sites).
  2. Register with the Apprenticeship program if you are enrolled in a formal apprenticeship program. You can contact them at Apprenticeship.
  3. Contact the Electrical program before submitting a new application if you have ever had a trainee certificate before.
  4. Be prepared to pay the application fee ($36.40 if applying online or $42.30 if applying in person or by mail).
    Note: Fees are nonrefundable after certificate has been issued. Refund requests must be made in writing to L&I before the certificate is issued. Mail to L&I Electrical Program, P.O. Box 44460, Olympia, Washington 98504-4460.

What are the educational requirements of the State?

Continuing education requirements for renewal:

If you are an Electrical Administrator, Master Electrician or Electrician, you are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education course work in the three (3) years between your certification renewals:

  • 8 hours of your CEUs must be on currently adopted National Electrical Code changes.
  • 4 hours must be on currently adopted Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 19.28 and related Washington Administrative Codes (WAC).
  • The remaining 12 hours of continuing education credit can be your choice from the States list of approved courses.

 

Which Elite CEU courses are approved for credit?

– Electricity 101 / Electrical 101 (2hrs) WA2019-408

Tools & Techniques for Low Voltage Installations (2hrs) WA2019-207

Perimeter & Interior Detection (2hrs) WA2019-406

Common Sense Approach to OSHA Safety Procedures (2hrs) WA2017-571

Structured Cabling (2hrs) WA2017-572

IP Survival Kit (2hrs) WA2017-573

Basic Elements of the NEC (2hrs) WA2017-570

2017 NEC Wiring Methods and Materials (2hrs) WA2018-402

 

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