Electrical Board: Apprentice Information

Online Apprentice Registration

Using Online Services:

  • Apprentices must create a new account and register as an apprentice.
  • Contractors can search for existing apprentices, add existing apprentices to their contractor registration and remove apprentices from their registration upon separation.

Instructions for Apprentices and Contractors

Apprentice Registration and Employment Termination

Law requires that apprentices must register with the State Electrical Board. Once an apprentice begins working for an electrical contractor, the employer must complete an application to register the apprentice with the Board within 30 days. After the initial registration, a card with a registration number is given to the apprentice. This number will remain the same through any employment changes. It is the apprentice's responsibility to have the card with them while working in the trade. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

An employer must also notify the Board within 30 days when an apprentice terminates his or her employment with the company. The contractor can submit either a registration or termination application to the board via the same application. There is no fee for notifying the Board that an apprentice has been terminated. Please refer to § 12-23-110.5(3)(a) C.R.S. 

Electrical contractors are responsible for complying with the law regarding the registration and licensing requirements of their employees. The holder of a residential wireman's license may work without direct supervision on projects of one, two, three, and four-family dwellings. However, a licensed residential wireman must be registered as an electrical apprentice and be supervised by a licensed journeyman or master electrician when performing commercial/industrial work, or working on a residential project of more than four-family units (apartment buildings). Colorado law requires that the electrical apprentice be directly supervised by a licensed Colorado electrician.