Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Electrical License renewal in Virginia

Did you know that every electrician in Virginia that holds a Journeyman or  a Master electrical license in Virginia must complete a 3 hour code update course before Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational and Regulations (VDPOR) will renew their license. The course may be taken online or at a scheduled class. The course must be approved by VDPOR as an education provider. Don't make the mistake of taking a course and trying to send in. Not only did you pay for for a class that does not count toward your 3hr CEU's, VDPOR will not renew the license.   Surging Forward provides online classes as well as classroom classes. Surging Forward is a qualified education provider with VDPOR. You can sign up for online or classroom training at http://www.surgingforward.com  The Online classes do require that a test be given at the end , for most classes the test is just to verify that the licensee has understood the basics of the code changes. Also one of the problems is that the licensee tends to wait until the last min to take the class. The class can be taken anytime during the two years before the license is set to expire. So go ahead and take the class early to avoid the last minute rush. VDPOR provides a list of education providers that are qualified for Virginia. this list can be found at www.dpor.virginia.