Continuing Education Providers & Instructors:


Effective 5/1/20, all courses must be on the 2020 National Electrical Code.

  • Each Class Must be Worth at Least 4 Hours of Code


Downloadable/Fillable Forms


Please note that we are encouraging and implementing providers to apply to North Dakota, if they want electricians to receive CEU credit here.  We want the ability to review all curriculums, and determine if the class suffices for CEU credits for electricians in North Dakota. 

  • Classes, apprenticeship programs, and instructors shall have prior approval by the board and requests for approval shall be made no later than thirty days prior to class instruction. Board approval of continuing education classes and instructors accepted expires when the board adopts an updated edition of the National Electrical Code.  Approved apprenticeship programs shall be reviewed at intervals set by the board.
  • Application for approval of educational classes and instructors shall be on a form provided by the board. A complete description (detailed curriculum outlining the subject matter along with the time and sequence of each item) and copies of all materials provided to the attendants shall be submitted.  All educational classes shall meet minimum education requirements set by the board.
  • Education programs held in other states may be considered for credit if the program meets the requirements of the board.
  • The board shall be notified in writing no later than fifteen days prior to the date, time, and location of the class.  A representative of the board shall be entitled to attend without charge and have the authority to audit or review education classes.
  • The board may withdraw approval of any educational classes not in compliance with this section.
  • The provider of the class shall forward an attendance list to the board on a form supplied by the board within fifteen days following the class. A certificate of completion shall also be provided to each attendee. Each certificate of completion and attendance list shall include the name of the provider, the name of the instructor, the class identification number, the date and location of the class, and the number of code and noncode hours of instruction for education units.  For all classes, include the attendee's name, license or registration number, and last four digits of the electrician's social security number. It is the responsibility of the attendee to have a copy of this certificate of completion. The certificates shall be sent to the board only if requested by the board. The provider shall be responsible to keep accurate attendance by periodically checking attendees during the class.  For providers that conduct continuing education classes in North Dakota, the attendance record shall be submitted to the board as required.
  • Instructors shall submit their qualifications to the board prior to the class. Classes may not be approved unless the instructor has one or more of the following qualifications:
  1. A master electrician with at least one year's experience in electrical inspection.
  1. A journeyman or master electrician who is certified as an instructor through a vocational education department.
  1. An individual with a valid teaching accreditation from a trade or technical school, college, or university teaching an electrical curriculum.
  1. A registered or licensed electrical engineer with at least four years' experience in design of premise electrical wiring systems.
  1. A representative from the national fire prevention association, testing laboratories, international association of electrical inspectors, and other product manufacturer representatives with five years' practical experience in the subject taught.
  1. Instructor of an apprenticeship training program.




The Board had implemented a policy that any online/correspondence courses taught after May 1, 2014 will need to go through our approval process.  They are no longer being accepted on mutual approval based on another state accepting them.

If you are interested in applying, you can complete the Course Application / Instructor Application.  The Course Application and supporting documentation must be accompanied by a user name and password (or login credentials), if online, or course material provided to an applicant (if correspondence) so that we can access the course to review and complete.  Also, the course needs to contain a segment on North Dakota Laws, Rules & Wiring Standards (available on our website at  We are requesting that the segment consist of code emphasis questions rather than administrative procedures.  The answers to this segment need to accompany your application.



  1. Must include a response for each question to inform a student if the answer is correct or incorrect, and include information to ensure student is informed of the correct answer.
  2. Must include timer to track student seat time to ensure a minimum of 50 minutes engagement per credit hour.
  3. Must include an activity timer that will log student out if there is no activity for more than 15 minutes.
  4. Must have a method to verify student's identity.
  5. May include a final examination at the end of the course with a minimum passing score of 70%.
  6. Final examination questions shall be randomized so no two students get the same exam.
  7. Online courses for credit in North Dakota must include a section of the North Dakota Laws, Rules and Wiring Standards, with an accompanying quiz of not less than 10 questions taken from the 24.1-06 section of the Standards.