Journeyman 13:31-5.5 Continuing Education Requirements


a) Upon triennial registration renewal, a qualified journeyman electrician shall attest that he or she has completed 10 credit hours of continuing education on the most recent edition of the National Electrical Code. Falsification of any information submitted on the registration renewal application may require an appearance before the Board and may subject the registrant to disciplinary action as set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 et seq. Falsification of any information submitted on the registration renewal application by a qualified journeyman electrician who is also a licensed electrical contractor may also result in the suspension or revocation of his or her electrical contracting license. A licensed electrical contractor who satisfies the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7 shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of this section.

b) Any continuing education credits completed by the qualified journeyman electrician in compliance with an order or directive from the Board as set forth in (g) below shall not be used to satisfy the minimum continuing education requirements of this section.

c) One credit of continuing education shall be granted for each hour of attendance at programs or courses approved by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7(d)1, consistent with the following requirements:

1) Credit shall not be granted for programs or courses that are less than one instructional hour long;

2) Credit shall not be granted for more than eight instructional hours obtained in one day; and

3) Completion of an entire program or course or segment of program or course instruction shall be required in order to receive any continuing education credit.

d) The Board shall perform audits on randomly selected qualified journeyman electricians or upon any qualified journeyman electrician who is the subject of a complaint received by the Board or who is the subject of any Board investigation to determine compliance with continuing education requirements. A qualified journeyman electrician shall maintain a certificate of completion from the sponsor for a period of six years after completion of the continuing education credits and shall submit such documentation to the Board upon request.

Continuing Education for Construction Professionals