Journeymen and Master Electricians are now required by the Virginia Board of Contractors to complete a three-hour continuing education course as part of the licensing process. This applies to individuals renewing a license. Electricians license renewal requires a 3 hour continuing education course. The course covers: new definitions, code changes, general requirement, impacts on the job, equipment use, and special equipment use in special codes. Certificates of Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and will be issued to all licensed Virginia electrician tradesmen cardholders upon successful completion of the class. This training requirement is effective with all licenses issued or renewed after Dec. 31, 2007.