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 2022 renewal cycle, the Board of State Examiners of Electricians requires all licensees to renew online through the Division of Occupational Licensure's (DOL) 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 notice will contain the record ID and authorization code you need to link your license(s) to the e-PLACE portal (if your licenses are already linked you will see them listed when you login). Licensees with an e-PLACE Portal account and linked licenses may begin renewing online as early as April 12.

Renewing Online

If this is your first-time renewing, please click the following link for detailed instructions . You will need the record ID and authorization code from the renewal notice that was mailed to you. If you did not receive a notice, you must email electricians.board@mass.gov with the following information:

  • Licensee name
  • License Number
  • Type of License
  • License serial number

If this is not your first-time renewing, login at the e-PLACE Portal. Your username is your email address used at the time of account setup. Once logged in, the link to renew will be shown in the Actions column next to each license.  

Updating Your Address of Record

Licensees are reminded that it is their obligation to provide the Board with a current mailing address where they can reliably receive correspondence from the Board. Failure to do so may prevent your ability to receive the renewal notice and the license card.

Receiving the Hard Copy of Your License

Upon successfully completing the online renewal process your license will display with the new expiration date. However, please be aware that it can take up to four (4) to six (6) weeks to receive the license card in the mail. Be sure to double check your address prior to submitting your renewal.

While you are waiting to receive the license by mail, persons may verify your license status by using the DOL's Check a License database. 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 status is not current after 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 on all renewals submitted after the renewal deadline. Renewal and late fees are non-refundable. Note there is a convenience fee assessed in online transactions.

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

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

Contact for Renew Your Electrician, Systems Technician, or Systems Contractor License

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