Renew Your Electrician, Systems Technician, or Systems Contractor License

Instructions for renewing your license online
You will recieve a hard copy of your license approximately 4-6 weeks from the date of the submission of your renewal

Board of State Examiners of Electricians

The Details of Renew Your Electrician, Systems Technician, or Systems Contractor License

What you need for Renew Your Electrician, Systems Technician, or Systems Contractor License

General Information

Effective for the 2019 renewal cycle, the Board of State Examiners of Electricians now requires all licensees to renew online through the Division of Professional Licensure's (DPL) e-PLACE Portal. All licensees will receive a renewal notice by mail approximately sixty (60) to ninety (90) days prior to the expiration date of July 31st. The renewal notice will contain an authorization code that will allow the license holder to renew through the e-PLACE portal. Licensees with existing e-PLACE Portal accounts may begin renewing online as early as April 12, 2019.

Renewing Online

If you have not previously renewed your license online, please review our detailed instructions for doing so. Your will need your authorization code and Record ID (license number), which can be obtained from the renewal notice mailed to your address of record. If you do not have a license renewal form or authorization code, please email DPLauthcodes@mass.gov.  You must provide the following information to obtain your license Record ID and Authorization Code:

  • First & Last Name (for an individual) or Entity Name (for an organization)
  • License Number
  • Type of License
  • Mailing Address

If you have renewed online in prior cycles, please use your previously created logon and password to login to the ePLACE Portal. After logging in, an option to renew should appear to the right of your license information.  

Updating Your Address of Record

Licensees are reminded that is their obligation to provide the Board will a current mailing address where they can reliably receive correspondence from the Board. If you have moved or changed employers within the last year, please review the options to change your address of record. Failure to provide updated information prior to the mailing of your renewal form by the Board may impede your ability to timely renew your license.

Receiving the Hard Copy of Your License

Upon successfully completing the online renewal process and submitting payment, your license will be considered renewed. However, please be aware that it will take approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks from the date that you submit your license online to receive the hard copy of your license in the mail. The hard copy will be sent to your address of record the Board has on file. Please be sure to update your address prior to submitting your renewal. Failure to do so may delay the receipt of the hard copy of your license. 

While you are waiting to receive the hard copy of your license, you may verify your license status by using the DPL's Check a License database. For the Board's purposes, you may use a printout of your search result as proof of licensure while you await the hard copy of your license. Please note that the database may take twenty four (24) to forty eight (48) hours to update following the submission of your renewal online. If your information does not update after forty eight (48) hours, please contact the Board office at (617) 727-9931 or electricians.board@mass.gov.

Fees for Renewing Your License

The renewal fees for the current license cycle are as follows: $117.00 (Master Electricians) and $78.00 (Journeyman Electricians and Systems Technicians) . A late fee of $57.00 is assessed against all renewals submitted after the renewal deadline. Neither the renewal fee nor the late fee can be waived or refunded. In addition, be advised that a small convenience fee may by assessed by DPL's payment vendor during the online submission process.

How to renew Renew Your Electrician, Systems Technician, or Systems Contractor License

Effective for the 2019 renewal cycle, all renewals must be completed online.

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