Minnesota law now requires that ALL unlicensed electrical workers be registered with the Department of Labor and Industry (effective December 1, 2007 ).
See Minnesota Statutes, Section 326B.33, Subd. 13. Registration of unlicensed individuals.

MS 326B.33, Subd. 13 applies to ALL individuals and to ALL electrical work, including technology work, regardless of licensing requirements.

Two helpful documents on registration of unlicensed individuals are available here:

    Registration - Unlicensed Individuals.pdf  (from the DLI's Unlicensed Individual web page)

    Registration - CCLD Review.pdf  (from the DLI's CCLD Review Fall 2010 Page 6 )

Information and the registration form are available on the DLI web site at:

    Click here for the : CCLD Unlicensed Individual Web Page

    Click here for the : CCLD Registered Unlicensed Individual Application Form   (PDF file)

    Click here for the : CCLD Registered Unlicensed Individual Renewal Form   (PDF file)

    Click here for the : CCLD Registered unlicensed individual experience verification form   (PDF file)

    Click here for the : CCLD Registered unlicensed individual experience verification form   (MS Word file)

It is also important to note that electrical work experience obtained after January 1, 2009 will apply only if the individual is registered with the state as an unlicensed electrical worker.

"Experience credit for electrical work performed in Minnesota after January 1, 2009, by an applicant for a license identified in this section shall not be granted where the applicant has not registered with or is not licensed by the department."

The State says, "After January 1, 2009, work experience hours required to test for the Journeyman A exam, Elevator Constructor exam, Maintenance Electrician exam, and Power Limited Technician exam will only be accepted or recognized if earned while registered as an unlicensed individual. Verified hours worked before January 1, 2009 will continue to be recognized and accepted subject to verification."

Continuing Education Requirements for Registered Unlicensed Technicians

Registered Unlicensed Individuals are now required to obtain a minimum of two (2) hours of continuing education to renew their registration. The two (2) hours of continuing education must be based on the National Electrical Code (NEC).
[ New Minnesota Rules 3800.3602, Subpart 4 ]


Remember that Registered Unlicensed Individuals must renew their registration annually.

Questions regarding reasons for these changes should be addressed to the Electrical Licensing Unit of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.


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