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Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board
Continuing Education Requirements for OHIO

Electrical Contractor

Effective July 1st, 2005
Electrical Contractors must take 10 hours of continuing education units (CEU's).


  • 5 hours must be National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • 5 hours can be any other approved course including NEC code, such as sales, marketing and other classes provided by Electrical Enlightenment, Inc.
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  • Maximum class time is 10 hours in one day.
  • CEU hours earned cannot be carried over year to year.
  • There is no grace period for CEU's.
  • Annual renewal fee costs $60.00. You must submit an insurance certificate for $500,000.00 General Liability plus application based on date of license.
    *This is your responsibility.

Display of License

  1. License must be displayed in a prominent location at all job sites.
  2. License must be displayed on two (2) sides of work vehicles and must be 2 inch letter size. Displayed as: ‘OH License # __________'.
  3. License numbers must be displayed on advertisements and business documents i.e.: Business cards, contracts, advertisements, yellow page ads. This requirement does not include pencils, pens, t-shirts or hats.

Inactive License (Escrow) Responsibilities

  1. Must be in good standing when active.
  2. Must file application for inactive status.
  3. You may not engage in any activity that requires a state license.
  4. You must renew your license every year.
  • Insurance is NOT needed.
  • CEU's are NOT needed.

To Reactivate License

  1. Submit a certificate of insurance to state. Minimum liability $500,000.00
  2. Submit 30 hours of CEU's.

Reciprocity – Yes

Who? – Kentucky & West Virginia
How? – Apply > pay fee > get licensed.
You must maintain these licenses just like your OCILB license.
Drop it > Forget it > You must TEST.


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