Welcome to the New Norm…
We have been fielding a lot of questions about the Colorado Continuing Compentcy testing process. Here is a brief summary.
- All Residential Wiremen, Journeymen and Master Electricians must take the CC Assessment prior to renewing their licenses.
- Reservations will not be accepted online.
- The current CC Individual Assessment is based on the 2014 NEC until the 2017 NEC is released on July 1, 2017. Electricians must take the 2017 NEC Individual Assessment in order to renew a license in 2017.
- Dually licensed individuals only need to take the CC Assessment once for the highest level license they hold. This covers all licenses they hold.
- When making reservations, ensure you request the “CC Assessment” to eliminate confusion with the licensure “examination.”
- The CC Assessment is open book and licensees may use their own copy of the current Code Book
You may use the following link to get to PersonVue. They are still the testing center for the Renewals, while PSI is now the testing center for a person’s first Journeyman’s exam.
To renew your license in 2017, you must:
- Submit a completed Learning Plan (if applicable) and
- Take the 2017 CC Assessment based upon 2017 code. The 2017 Assessment will open on July 1, 2017 and much be completed before your License expires.
Your Learning Plan, if applicable, will have PDU’s associated with it. To have a PDU on your Learning Plan you failed to meet the “Acceptable Level of Performance” (ALP) for that category. One PDU is equal to 50 minutes of active learning. Therefore, 8 PDUs would equate to 6.67 hours of active learning.
Your Learning Plan can be accessed at the Continuing Competency Portal. There you will log-in to see which PDU’s you were assigned.
The WCJATC is providing certified PDU’s in all 4 of the areas of testing:
- Grounding and Bonding
- Code Changes
- Wiring Methods
- Theory and Calculations
Remember, when you take your 2014 Assessment you may be part of the small percentage of Electrician who will be audited, so make sure to have your Learning Plan completed and hold on to your certificates of completion for 7 years.