All electrical licenses and apprentice registrations issued by the State Electrical Board expire on December 31 of even-numbered years.
In order to renew any license, the holder must provide a certificate for proof of attendance of at least 12-hours of continuing education approved by the State Electrical Board, with at least six of those hours on the National Electrical Code. These hours are not required to renew an apprentice registration.
On October 15 of even-numbered years, and only as a courtesy extended by the Board, license renewal notices are sent by mail to the last known address of all license and registration holders.
The holder of an expired license may not install electrical equipment but may renew the license for a period of three months from the date of expiration upon payment of the license fee plus ten percent of the renewal fee for each month or portion thereof past the expiration date.
All holders of licenses that are expired for more than three months shall apply to take the exam to obtain a new license.
All holders of registrations that are expired for more than three months shall apply and mail in the application to obtain a new registration.
It is a Class I misdemeanor with a penalty of one year in prison and a $1,000 fine to work in the State of Nebraska without a proper license.